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Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve

Apalachicola Environmental Education and Training Center
108 Island Drive
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-7700

April 2014

nesting tern and chick
Beach-Nesting Shorebirds

Apr 3 (2 - 3 pm)

Florida's first beach babies. Learn about Audubon Florida's Coastal Bird Stewardship Program; slide show.

pelican on a post
Coastal Waterbirds

Apr 10 (2 - 3 pm)

Learn about local water birds and identify a few species. Slideshow and walking.

scarlet tanager
Migratory Songbirds of St. George Island

Apr 16 (2 - 3 pm)

Learn about their amazing trans-Gulf migration. Slide show.

porcelain crab
Critters of the Oyster Reef

Apr 24 (2 - 3 pm)

Learn about local animals inhabiting our oyster reefs. Slide show.


Panhandle Habitat Series - The Sandhills and Ravines Class

Apr 30 (8:45 am - 4:30 pm, Eastern)

This class covers sandhills and ravines; the region's physiogeographic features; formation of the hills, soils, and ravines; plant and animal communities along with their relationships to one another and to their environment and see rare and unique plants and animals. Be prepared to spend the morning in the classroom and the afternoon walking into steephead ravines on the Bear Creek Ravine Trail (includes hiking about 1 mile on steep terrain) and to sandhills.


May 2014

seminole bat
Our Amazing Bats

May 8 (2 - 3 pm)

Learn about how important bats are locally and worldwide; slide show.

bald eagle
Birds of the Panhandle

May 22 (2 - 3 pm)

Learn about the incredible diversity of birds in the Panhandle; slide show.


Panhandle Habitat Series - The Pine Flatwoods and Savannas Class

May 6 (8:45 am - 4:30 pm)

This class covers the ecology, geology, and natural history of the pine flatwoods and savannas. Learn about the various habitats and plant communities. Subjects will include biodiversity, plants and animals and their interactions, the vital importance of the system and threats and conservation. Be prepared to spend the morning in the classroom and the afternoon in the field exploring the flatwoods and savannas of the Apalachicola National Forest. Waterproof footwear is advised as the savannas can be wet.

Panhandle Habitat Series - The NEW Caves, Sinkholes and Springs Class

May 29 (8:45 am - 4:30 pm, Central)

This class covers covers karst geology, formation of caves and sinkholes, ecology, wildlife and plants as well as the importance of these systems, threats and conservation. Be prepared to spend the morning in the classroom and afternoon on a field trip to Florida Caverns State Park where we will tour the Caverns, visit local sinkholes and springs and have an optional canoe or kayak paddle. There is an additional $5/person charge for this class, plus optional canoe/kayak rental if necessary.


June 2014


Panhandle Habitat Series - The Seagrass Beds and Salt Marshes Class

Apr 30 (8:45 am - 4:30 pm)

This class covers sandhills and ravines; the region's physiogeographic features; formation of the hills, soils, and ravines; plant and animal communities along with their relationships to one another and to their environment and see rare and unique plants and animals. Be prepared to spend the morning in the classroom and the afternoon walking into steephead ravines on the Bear Creek Ravine Trail (includes hiking about 1 mile on steep terrain) and to sandhills.

 

 

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Last updated: April 03, 2014

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