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VOLUNTEER WITH GTM FOR FLAGLER COUNTY BEACH CLEANUP!

Volunteer with GTM Research Reserve and the First Coast Invasive Working Group for Flagler County beach cleanup. This partnership will assist with a three-day cleanup of debris left by Hurricane Matthew. Volunteer on either Monday, Nov. 21; Tuesday, Nov. 22 or Wednesday, Nov. 23 from 9 am-12 pm. Meet at 8:30 am at Mala Compra Park, 115 Mala Compra [...]

November 20th, 2016|News|Comments Off on VOLUNTEER WITH GTM FOR FLAGLER COUNTY BEACH CLEANUP!

Post-Hurricane Matthew Beach Cleanup Tomorrow: Volunteers Needed!

A beach cleanup is happening tomorrow at the North Beach Access Lot, 1600 S. Ponte Vedra Blvd. in Ponte Vedra Beach. GTM needs volunteers from 7:30-11:00 a.m. In October, there was a two-day post-Hurricane Matthew cleanup with volunteers helping out from several community businesses and organizations, but we still have a lot of debris. GTM is very grateful to [...]

November 18th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Post-Hurricane Matthew Beach Cleanup Tomorrow: Volunteers Needed!

MARINELAND LECTURE SERIES: RIGHT WHALE PROJECT TOMORROW!

Join GTM Research Reserve tomorrow at Marineland Dolphin Adventure, from 10-11 a.m., to learn about the Marineland Right Whale Project. Local scientist, Joy Hampp, will discuss her role with the Marineland Right Whale Project, which contributes to the conservation of endangered right whales. Hampp is a biologist and pilot who flies a biplane to spot and photograph the right [...]

November 14th, 2016|News|Comments Off on MARINELAND LECTURE SERIES: RIGHT WHALE PROJECT TOMORROW!

Flagler College T.O.T.E. Students Cleanup Marina!

Flagler College students, who are part of the GTM Research Reserve’s T.O.T.E. (Teachers on the Estuary) program, led and organized a marine debris cleanup at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. The T.O.T.E. program is a teacher training initiative of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System that strives to incorporate estuary and watershed education into local [...]

November 9th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Flagler College T.O.T.E. Students Cleanup Marina!

GUIDED EXPLORATION ON MARINELAND BEACH!

Every beach has its own story to tell. On Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 9:00-10:30 am, take a guided exploration hike at Marineland beach and discover the environment in an entirely new way. An interpretive guide will provide information about everything from shore birds to coquina rocks, and the flowers blooming along the dunes. You may even see [...]

November 7th, 2016|News|Comments Off on GUIDED EXPLORATION ON MARINELAND BEACH!

Happy Halloween from GTM Research Reserve!

Happy Halloween from GTM Research Reserve! Our first ever EstuSCARY Festival and Haunted Forest fundraiser was a huge success this past weekend! Over 300 people came out during the three-day event to celebrate Halloween and our beloved estuary and nature trails. Kids were excited, adults were frightened, and our critters loved the attention. A walk [...]

October 31st, 2016|News|Comments Off on Happy Halloween from GTM Research Reserve!

Creepy Critter Encounter at the Estu-Scary Festival!

Do you want to get up close and personal with creepy creatures of the night? Come to the Estu-Scary Festival and Haunted Forest on either Oct. 27, 28 or 29 to meet a few of our resident critters. Learn about typically frightening animals, such as spiders, bats, snakes and bugs at the Kid-Friendly area. Meet our resident ambassadors - "Cornflake the Corn Snake" (Pantherophis [...]

October 26th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Creepy Critter Encounter at the Estu-Scary Festival!

Take a Hayride to GTM’s Haunted Forest for Halloween!

Take an unforgettable hayride to the entrance of the GTM trails where you will be guided through the Haunted Forest! We invite you to travel deep into the heart of the estuary and seek the unknown lurking at night. Learn more about what scares us at GTM Research Reserve - habitat loss, invasive species, micro plastics and [...]

October 25th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Take a Hayride to GTM’s Haunted Forest for Halloween!

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!

“Pangolins: The Armored Ambassadors” Lecture at GTM Marineland!

"Pangolins: The Armored Ambassadors" was the theme at yesterday's GTM Research Reserve lecture, in collaboration with Marineland Dolphin Adventure. GTM Education Coordinator Kenneth Rainer spoke about this unique small arboreal, nocturnal mammal. Rainer introduced "Scar," a white-bellied pangolin (Phataginus tricuspis), to the audience. To view the lecture, click here. There are eight species of pangolins distributed between Asia [...]

October 19th, 2016|News|Comments Off on “Pangolins: The Armored Ambassadors” Lecture at GTM Marineland!