Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve
Learners of all ages benefit from spending time with our knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff and volunteers.
Learners of all ages benefit from spending time with our knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff and volunteers.

Education

The Reserve vessel Tideline.
The Reserve vessel Tideline.

Reserve educators strive to create a special sense of wonder and discovery that are important in developing a strong bay stewardship ethic. Learners of all ages benefit from spending time with our knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff and volunteers. Walk-in visitors are encouraged to take advantage of a self-guided tour of the facility by asking for the "tour-pack." Guided tours are conducted pending staff availability. Pre-arranged children's K-8 programs are focused around the many resources available at the nature center and make use of the exhibits and nearby bay shore habitats. Pre-arranged high school programs take advantage of our place-based ability to get students into contact with nature and are conducted at various field locations. College and adult groups are also accommodated. If you would like to schedule a group program call the Reserve for information on group sizes, available dates and specific content.