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Festival Fundraiser Tonight!

The Estu-Scary Festival and Haunted Forest is here! Tonight marks the first night of the first ever Halloween celebration at GTM Research Reserve. The Friends of the GTM Reserve is hosting the fundraiser event on October 27-29. Join us for fun games, candy and more, all for free! Then, the bravest among you can venture [...]

October 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Festival Fundraiser Tonight!

Estu-Scary Halloween Event!

Are you looking for a frighteningly fun way to celebrate our local wildlife and estuary during Halloween? Then, head to GTM Research Reserve (Guana Dam), 505 Guana River Road in Ponte Vedra Beach, for our first ever Estu-SCARY Festival and Haunted Forest event! The Festival happens on three consecutive nights - October 27, 28, 29 from [...]

October 20th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Estu-Scary Halloween Event!

GTM UPDATE: CLEANUP UNDERWAY!

GTM UPDATE: Cleanup is underway at the GTM Research Reserve, Ponte Vedra Beach and also Marineland office. The River-to-Sea trail walk in Marineland scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 12 has been canceled! The good news is that Guana Dam has now been re-opened! However, the Middle Beach and South Beach access parking lots remain closed indefinitely until the boardwalks [...]

October 11th, 2016|News|Comments Off on GTM UPDATE: CLEANUP UNDERWAY!

Closures at GTM Until Further Notice!

Due to the effects of Hurricane Matthew, there are several closures at GTM Research Reserve until further notice - Middle Beach Access Parking Lot, South Beach Access Parking Lot and Guana Dam. GTM staff is working to repair all areas as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience. For more information, please call 904-823-4500.

October 10th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Closures at GTM Until Further Notice!

Saturday’s Family Seining CANCELED!

The Family Seining event scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8 at the GTM Research Reserve is cancelled due to the threat of inclement weather. On the second and fourth Saturday of every month, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. we lead a guided family seining activity. Visitors will get the chance to pull a seine net through Guana Lake, collecting [...]

October 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Saturday’s Family Seining CANCELED!

The Estuary Examiner – Check Out Our Latest Edition!

The fall edition of our newsletter is here! "The Estuary Examiner" is filled with articles, a few videos, and information about GTM Research Reserve's education, research and stewardship programs and events. Click here to check out the fall 2016 issue. Enjoy!

October 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Estuary Examiner – Check Out Our Latest Edition!

National Geographic Films Sea Turtle Emergence at GTM!

A National Geographic WILD film crew visited our beaches last week to capture a green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) nest emergence on camera. After five days of braving thunderstorms and pulling all-nighters, the crew was finally successful on their last night. Early Sunday morning, they recorded a partial nest emergence of 12-16 hatchlings. "Just goes to show that persistence [...]

September 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on National Geographic Films Sea Turtle Emergence at GTM!

National Estuaries Day & OceanWise Celebrated Tomorrow!

National Estuaries Day and OceanWise will be celebrated tomorrow, Sept. 24, at the GTM Research Reserve! The Reserve invites families to celebrate by participating in the family seining clinics beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Guana Dam, and then, at noon join the fun at the family fishing clinic in the Environmental Education Center's classroom 2. [...]

September 23rd, 2016|News|Comments Off on National Estuaries Day & OceanWise Celebrated Tomorrow!

ADOPT-A-NEST AT OCEANWISE!

Adopt-a-Nest at this Saturday's OceanWise gala event! If you're a turtle lover, and who isn't, you might want to think about becoming a proud turtle parent! Supporting the Reserve's Adopt-a-Nest program helps sponsor the research on marine turtles, while learning about their behavior and nest success. Your generous donation will help fund: Ongoing research on nesting [...]

September 20th, 2016|News|Comments Off on ADOPT-A-NEST AT OCEANWISE!

Sea Turtles: OceanWise Keynote!

Sea turtles will be the focus at OceanWise. Catherine (Cat) Eastman, sea turtle program coordinator at The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience Sea Turtle Hospital will be this year's keynote speaker. She has been working with sea turtles in Florida since 1998. Growing up on the Atlantic Coast, Cat has always had a love for the [...]

September 9th, 2016|Events|Comments Off on Sea Turtles: OceanWise Keynote!