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Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Nature Center, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL, 32328, United States

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March 2020

Bay Friendly Landscaping Workshop

Yard design and maintenance can have a big effect on adjacent water bodies. Participants in the workshop 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, and bio-swales. Come find out how to be good to the bay and reduce your water bills. Please register for the class in advance on our eventbrite page. For more information contact:…

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Reserve Wednesday: Seagrass Beds

Jon Brucker will talk about the diverse and fragile ecosystems that surround seagrasses in the Central Panhandle Aquatic Preserves.

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Apalachicola River & Floodplain Class

The Apalachicola River has been called “the Lifeblood of the Bay.” Freshwater from the river mixes with salty gulf creating Apalachicola Bay, one of the most pristine and productive estuaries in the country. The river has always played an important role in Apalachicola’s history and it is vital to our lives today. It is also a significant resource for the state of Florida, and its freshwater flow is critical to the health and productivity of the Gulf of Mexico. Participants…

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Apalachicola Bay Estuary Class

Estuaries are incredibly productive and valuable ecosystems, especially in the Apalachicola Bay area where the seafood industry factors in so heavily in our local economy. Come join us at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve on an overview and tour of the estuary that we have come to depend on, as well as some of the future challenges it may face. Participants will learn about the flora and fauna that inhabit this unique ecosystem as well as how the Gulf…

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April 2020

Bay Friendly Landscaping Workshop

Yard design and maintenance can have a big effect on adjacent water bodies. Participants in the workshop 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, and bio-swales. Come find out how to be good to the bay and reduce your water bills. Please register for the class in advance on our eventbrite page. For more information contact:…

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Apalachicola River & Floodplain Class

The Apalachicola River has been called “the Lifeblood of the Bay.” Freshwater from the river mixes with salty gulf creating Apalachicola Bay, one of the most pristine and productive estuaries in the country. The river has always played an important role in Apalachicola’s history and it is vital to our lives today. It is also a significant resource for the state of Florida, and its freshwater flow is critical to the health and productivity of the Gulf of Mexico. Participants…

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Oyster Ecology 101

This class will teach you all about the role that oysters play in the health of Apalachicola Bay. Discover what makes the bay so ideal for growing oysters, what gives our oysters their distinct flavor, and how oyster bars benefit the ecosystem. After spending some time in the classroom, participants will get the chance look at its these creatures under a microscope. This class is full of opportunities to learn more about the animals that live in our bay and…

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May 2020

Apalachicola River & Floodplain Class

The Apalachicola River has been called “the Lifeblood of the Bay.” Freshwater from the river mixes with salty gulf creating Apalachicola Bay, one of the most pristine and productive estuaries in the country. The river has always played an important role in Apalachicola’s history and it is vital to our lives today. It is also a significant resource for the state of Florida, and its freshwater flow is critical to the health and productivity of the Gulf of Mexico. Participants…

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Oyster Ecology 101

This class will teach you all about the role that oysters play in the health of Apalachicola Bay. Discover what makes the bay so ideal for growing oysters, what gives our oysters their distinct flavor, and how oyster bars benefit the ecosystem. After spending some time in the classroom, participants will get the chance look at its these creatures under a microscope. This class is full of opportunities to learn more about the animals that live in our bay and…

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Reserve Wednesday: Mapping Coastal Change with Drones

Dr. Michael Starek and Kelsi Schwind, from Texas A&M Corpus Christi, will talk about the process of using remote-operated aerial cameras to document the shape and composition of the coastlines, and to track changes over time.

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