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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!

From Nursery to Planting: 4-H Hydroponic Growing Experiment

The St. Johns Marine Ecology 4-H Club, in collaboration with the GTM Research Reserve, recently got the full salt marsh experience! The 4-H Club received a Service Learning in Aquatic and Marine Education and Conservation grant to test out the use of different substrates to use in order to grow smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) plugs. The plugs [...]

June 2nd, 2016|Education, Events, News|Comments Off on From Nursery to Planting: 4-H Hydroponic Growing Experiment

Marineland Lecture – Available LIVE via Google Hangout on Air

Don't worry if you didn't get tickets to our upcoming Marineland Lecture. On Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. EST tune-in to watch our Marineland Lecture LIVE (click here to access). Chris Coco, Director of Zoological Operations, Fishes and Invertebrates at the Georgia Aquarium will discuss his work with the very cool sand tiger [...]

May 10th, 2016|Education, Events, Lectures, News, Wildlife|Comments Off on Marineland Lecture – Available LIVE via Google Hangout on Air

GTM Celebrates Arbor Day

Though Florida doesn't celebrate Arbor Day the same time as everyone else, it doesn't mean we don't appreciate our trees! Fun Facts: Florida designated the Sabal palmetto palm Sabal palmetto as the official state tree in 1953. Sabal palm trees grow up to 20 m in height. Sabal is a fan-palm native to the southeastern United [...]

April 29th, 2016|News|Comments Off on GTM Celebrates Arbor Day

GTM Hosts Florida’s Birding and Photo Fest

The GTM Research Reserve is proud to once again be the location for many of Florida's Birding and Photo Fest events! The festival will be kicking off tomorrow, April 27 and run through May 1. The Environmental Education Center will be open its regular business hours throughout the festival. For more information, visit http://www.floridasbirdingandphotofest.com/. [...]

April 26th, 2016|Events|Comments Off on GTM Hosts Florida’s Birding and Photo Fest

Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day from the GTM Research Reserve! For some outdoor fun this weekend come check out booth (and many more) at the Washington Oaks Gardens State Park Earth Day celebration (click here for more details) and the Bartram Bash & Earth Day event (click here for more details).

April 22nd, 2016|Education, Information|Comments Off on Happy Earth Day