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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

Thu, 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

Thu, 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

Wed, Apr 16 (2 - 3 pm)

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

porcelain crab

Critters of the Oyster Reef

Thu, Apr 24 (2 - 3 pm)

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


Panhandle Habitat Series - The Sandhills and Ravines Class

Wed, 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

Thu, May 8 (2 - 3 pm)

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

bald eagle

Birds of the Panhandle

Thu, 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

Tue, 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.

The Scourge of Surge: What You Need to Know About Hurricanes and Storm Surge

Thu, May 8 (5:30 - 7 pm)

Find out how you can be prepared for hurricanes and storm surges and how to use the new Storm Surge Prediction Maps.

Forum for Ecological Restoration

Tue, May 13 (9 am - 4:30 pm)

Come join us for an interactive forum for ecological restoration professionals. This is the first in an anticipated series of topical forums to share experiences and lessons learned, ask questions, find out about potential funding and more. The goals are to learn from each other and encourage science-based decision making to improve success of restoration projects.

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

Thu, 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

Thu, Jun 26 (8:45 am - 4:30 pm)

This class covers the ecology, geology, and the economic importance of coastal marshes and seagrass beds. Learn about these two productive habitats, their importance to the health of our oceans and regulatory and conservation issues. Be prepared to spend part of the day in the classroom and part exploring the salt marshes and snorkeling/wading in the seagrass beds of St. Joseph Bay. (Snorkeling equipment is NOT provided.)


 

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Last updated: April 17, 2014

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