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Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve

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

August 2016

  • Sea turtle hatchlings Reserve Wednesday Turtle Talk
    Wed, Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (2 - 3 pm)
    ANERR will have a weekly "Turtle Talk" where you can learn more about our sea turtle visitors. The Turtle Talk presentation will be given each Wednesday throughout the summer to provide vacationers and residents with multiple opportunities to attend. Check the dates to see if a Turtle Talk will fit into your schedule. Please call (850)670-7700 for more information. The talks are free and family-friendly so everyone can join us to learn more about these incredible animals!
  • Turtle Friendly Lighting Sci-Cafe
    Thu, Aug 11 (4:30 - 6 pm)
    Confused about sea turtle lighting options?  Want to help your clients avoid sea turtle hatchling disorientations? Come learn which lighting fixtures and bulbs are best for your home or business and hear about possible funding sources. Experts will be on hand to answer your questions and describe resources available to homeowners, builders, vacation rental owners/staff, and other interested people. Call (850) 670-7708 or Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us for information or to register, Location TBA on St George Island.
  • Seagrass Exploration Class
    Fri, Aug 19 (12 - 4 pm)
    The class will feature an overview of the delicate seagrass ecosystem, basics of life in a seagrass bed, as well as the intricate ties between organisms, and the importance of conservation and protection efforts in our area. Be prepared to get wet! Participants will put their knowledge to the test in a guided snorkeling tour of the clear seagrass beds in St Joseph Bay. Class fee is $25 per person, registration is required, please visit gulfalliancetraining.com to register or call (850) 670-7743. Attendees must know how to swim and bring their own snorkeling gear.

September 2016

  • Seagrass Exploration Class
    Fri, Sep 9, 12 - 4 pm
    The class will feature an overview of the delicate seagrass ecosystem, basics of life in a seagrass bed, as well as the intricate ties between organisms, and the importance of conservation and protection efforts in our area. Be prepared to get wet! Participants will put their knowledge to the test in a guided snorkeling tour of the clear seagrass beds in St Joseph Bay. Class fee is $25 per person, registration is required, please visit gulfalliancetraining.com to register or call (850) 670-7743. Attendees must know how to swim and bring their own snorkeling gear.
  • Invasive Exotic Species ID and Control Workshop
    Thu, Sep 15, 9 am - 3 pm
    The workshop is provided by Apalachicola Regional Stewardship Alliance and Florida Forest Stewardship program, and will be held at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Training Center, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328. 
    Many exotic plants are invasive weeds that spread quickly. The rapid and effective dispersal characteristics of these invaders make them extremely difficult to eliminate or manage. This workshop will focus on some of the more common and troublesome invasive exotic plants and animals in this region and current strategies to control them.  A $10 fee covers lunch and materials. Please register on-line at http://www.gulfalliancetraining.org/detail.aspx?Id=118. You can also reserve a space by contacting Anita Grove at the Reserve at (850) 670-7708, Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us.
    Pesticide Applicator and Forestry Continuing Education Credits are pending. Please share this announcement with others who may be interested.
  • International Coastal Cleanup 2016 - Franklin County
    Sat, Sep 17, 8:30 - 11:30 am
  • Estuaries Day Celebration
    Fri, Sep 23, 1:30 - 6 pm
  • Bay Friendly Landscaping Workshop
    Fri, Sep 30, 1 - 3:30 pm
    Yard design and maintenance can have a big effect on adjacent water bodies. Learn to be Bay Friendly by implementing so simple techniques. Participants will learn about resources to help them transform their yard into a luscious bay conscious landscape. The class will also feature innovative Green Infrastructure techniques such as rain gardens, green roofs, bio-swales, and more. Following the discussion portion of the workshop participants will have the option to assemble their own rain barrel that they can take home. The workshop will be held at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328 The class is free, rain barrels are $20.00 per barrel. Please register for the class in advance. For more information contact Emily Jackson at 850-670-7743 or send an email to emily.a.jackson@dep.state.fl.us.

 

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