Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve

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April

Bay Friendly Landscaping

Bay-Friendly Landscaping

Thyme to start thinking about your yard and garden! Yard design and maintenance can have a big effect on neighborhood beauty and estuarine health. Participants in this class will learn about resources to help them transform their yard into a low maintenance bay-conscious landscape that attracts birds and wildlife. Following the discussion portion of the workshop participants will have the option to take home their own rain barrel. The class is free, but rain barrels are $25.00 per barrel, and must be ordered one week in advance. Tickets and rain barrel reservations available at anerrbayfriendly.eventbrite.com.

Wildflowers

Reserve Wednesday / Wildflowers

Speaker: Erik Lovestrand, Franklin County IFAS Extension
The Reserve Wednesday lecture series at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Nature Center presents a new subject each month, though all the talks share a common goal – increasing understanding and awareness of the diversity of life in the Apalachicola Watershed and promoting better stewardship of the land.

Estuary Class

Do you know what an estuary is and why it is so vital to our economy and way of life? Join the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve on Friday, April 20, 12:00-4:00pm to explore the estuary we depend on. Participants will learn about the habitats and creatures that make up our estuary and how the river and bay are intricately connected. We will see these habitats up close aboard the Reserve’s research vessel the Henry Lee. The class is $25.00. Classes fill up fast! Please register in advance, tickets available at anerrestuaryclass.eventbrite.com.

Bay-Friendly Landscaping

Thyme to start thinking about your yard and garden! Yard design and maintenance can have a big effect on neighborhood beauty and estuarine health. Participants in this class will learn about resources to help them transform their yard into a low maintenance bay-conscious landscape that attracts birds and wildlife. Following the discussion portion of the workshop participants will have the option to take home their own rain barrel. The class is free, but rain barrels are $25.00 per barrel, and must be ordered one week in advance.Tickets and rain barrel reservations available at anerrbayfriendly.eventbrite.com.

Oysters 101

Come learn about the famous bivalves of Apalachicola Bay! This class offered by the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will teach you all about the role that oysters play in the health of Apalachicola Bay. After spending some time in the classroom, participants will get the chance to walk along an oyster bar, and look at its inhabitants under a microscope. This class is full of opportunities to learn more about the animals that live in our bay and along the tidal flats. Registration is required in advance and the cost is $25 per person. Visit anerroysters101.eventbrite.com to register.

May

Reserve Wednesday / Oyster Reef Communities

Speaker: Megan Lamb, UF Graduate Research
The Reserve Wednesday lecture series at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Nature Center presents a new subject each month, though all the talks share a common goal – increasing understanding and awareness of the diversity of life in the Apalachicola Watershed and promoting better stewardship of the land.

Oyster Reef Communities

June, July, August

Summer Sea Turtle Talks