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Drones and Discovery in the Estuary!

Yesterday was the first day of Estuary Week for the GTM's 4-6 and 7-9 year-old campers and it was a blast! The minnow group went out to the shore and participated in a mini seining using small nets! They put their nets into the water and brought up all sorts of local sea life. The group also [...]

July 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Drones and Discovery in the Estuary!

Estuary Week is Back!

Estuary Week is back for our 4-6 and 7-9 year-old summer campers! Starting Monday, campers will participate in hands-on activities that focus on their coastal environment and the biodiversity of the estuary. Some of last year's activities included kayaking, ocean seining, ocean art projects, research projects, and games! This year's Estuary Week will focus on the estuary habitat. [...]

July 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Estuary Week is Back!

Weird Animal Wednesday!

This week's Weird Animal Wednesday really packs a punch! Last Wednesday, the 10-12 year-old Ocean Week campers found a mantis shrimp over by Shell Bluff Road during an ocean seining! The mantis shrimp is one of the fiercest stomatopods in the ocean because of their mighty punch, massive size and incredible eyesight. This isn't the [...]

June 29th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Weird Animal Wednesday!

Digging in the Dunes!

The GTM Research Reserve wants to thank all of the Citibank volunteers who helped remove the Kalanchoe plants from the dunes in Vilano Beach on Saturday! It took 21 volunteers and over 2 hours to dig up these invasive plants that are causing environmental harm to the beaches. The Kalanchoe plant (Kalanchoe x houghtonii) otherwise [...]

June 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Digging in the Dunes!

Goodbye, Butterflies!

Yesterday we released 100 painted lady butterflies into the Guana Maritime Forest! Master beekeeper, Joan Kramer, spoke at our Afternoon Insight lecture series on pollinators. After the lecture, the audience got to interact and take pictures with the butterflies before their release. Painted lady butterflies (Vanessa cardui) are the world's most widespread [...]

June 16th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Goodbye, Butterflies!

Weird Animal Wednesday

It's that time of the week! Weird Animal Wednesday presents a green heron chick! One of our summer camp counselors found a baby green heron along with two other chicks! This picture was taken Monday during the first day of our Ocean Week Summer Camp. When these chicks are fully grown, they'll have a long [...]

June 15th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Weird Animal Wednesday

Summer Camp Fun!

There’s a lot of fun happening here at the GTM Research Reserve! Yesterday marked the first day of GTM’s Ocean Week Summer Camp for our 4-6 and 7-9 year-old campers. We’ve already learned about the power of Hydrogen! These little scientists are testing the pH levels of vegetables and commonly used liquids such as lemon juice [...]

June 14th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Summer Camp Fun!

Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week

Fishing and Boating week is wrapping up! This weekend, take the boat out and maybe catch some fish! This week is part of June's Great Outdoors Month and is a nationwide celebration of fishing and boating. We have two boat ramps here at Guana Dam. One goes to Guana River and the other goes to [...]

June 10th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week

It’s Weird Animal Wednesday!

You'll never guess what the GTM Research Reserve found! Botrylliodes Nigrum, a native colonial tunicate, was discovered on a pH probe from one of our data collectors out at the Fort Matanzas site on Wednesday, June 1. These tunicates are a type of biofoul, which are unwanted biological organisms that attach themselves to man-made structures [...]

June 8th, 2016|News|Comments Off on It’s Weird Animal Wednesday!

Happy National Trails Day!

Bring your camera and your hiking boots because it's National Trails Day tomorrow at the GTM Research Reserve! As a part of Great Outdoors Month, National Trails Day is the largest celebration of our nation's local trails. We will be holding our monthly guided hike, where you can learn about the history and biodiversity of [...]

June 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Happy National Trails Day!