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Frighteningly Fun Halloween Event at GTM!

Starve a vampire and donate blood! Bring the family to GTM Research Reserve's first ever EstuScary Festival and Haunted Forest, Saturday Oct. 29, and also donate blood with LifeSouth Community Blood Center. All blood types are needed (ages 17 and older). Blood donated to LifeSouth remains local, serving more than 100 hospitals in the Florida, Georgia and Alabama areas. [...]

October 24th, 2016|Events|Comments Off on Frighteningly Fun Halloween Event at GTM!

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!

OceanWise and Stewardship!

OceanWise helps support stewardship of the GTM Research Reserve's landscape. Shoreline erosion along the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway has been identified as an ongoing issue within the Reserve. Storm surges and increased waves due to boat wakes threaten the stability of the shorelines and the edges of the marsh. In response to these threats, [...]

September 7th, 2016|Events|Comments Off on OceanWise and Stewardship!

OceanWise and Sustainable Seafood

OceanWise and sustainable seafood dishes make a winning combination for an enjoyable evening at GTM Research Reserve's Environmental Education Center in Ponte Vedra Beach on Saturday, Sept. 24. This event takes place on the shores of the Guana River where guests will enjoy food, beverages, music, a silent auction and a breathtaking sunset! Friends of the GTM Reserve [...]

August 26th, 2016|Events|Comments Off on OceanWise and Sustainable Seafood

Hobie Cat Silent Auction Item at OceanWise

If you've dreamed of owning a sailboat, then Friends of the GTM Reserve's fundraiser, OceanWise is the place to be on Sept. 24! This Hobie Cat Mirage Tandem sailboat (trailer included) is one of the Silent Auction items. Register now for OceanWise and maybe you'll be pulling this sailboat behind your car when you leave the event!

August 12th, 2016|Events, News|Comments Off on Hobie Cat Silent Auction Item at OceanWise

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 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

The Ecological Engineering of Living Shorelines

The Ecological Engineering of Living Shorelines A team of researchers from the University of Florida has partnered with the GTM Research Reserve to explore a new living shorelines technique. Join the research team for an evening workshop and learn about the importance of these habitats, the benefits of living shorelines [...]

April 14th, 2016|Events|Comments Off on The Ecological Engineering of Living Shorelines