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Oceanwise – An Evening for the Estuaries

Oceanwise is the Friends of the GTM Reserve’s signature fundraising benefit to support the GTM Research Reserve. The annual event takes place on the Guana River where guests enjoy an evening of music, beverages, sustainably sourced food from the area’s finest restaurants, a silent auction, and breathtaking sunset. Money raised through Oceanwise funds ecological education [...]

September 30th, 2017|Comments Off on Oceanwise – An Evening for the Estuaries

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

Weird Animal Wednesday

Our researchers found these guys in Guana River. Here are two microscopic zooplankton species - A Favella species has eaten a Ceratium species. Favella is a tintinnid ciliate. Tintinnids are a vital link in aquatic food chains as they are the 'herbivores' of the plankton. They feed on phytoplankton (algae and cyanobacteria) and in turn act as food for larger [...]

August 10th, 2016|Education, News, Research|Comments Off on Weird Animal Wednesday

Juvenile Great Barracuda Caught by Landrum Middle School!

Yesterday while participating in activities at the GTM Research Reserve, Landrum Middle School staff caught a juvenile Great Barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda)! This group retreat provided an opportunity for everyone to participate in our seining and plankton activities, and also to kayak with the assistance of North Guana Outpost. Now staff is re-energized and ready to start the new school year!

August 5th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Juvenile Great Barracuda Caught by Landrum Middle School!

Volunteers Unite to Remove Invasive Plants!

Thank you to all First Coast Invasive Working Group; Jacksonville chapter of CISV-International Peoples Project; Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens horticulturists, animal keepers, plant keepers, and zoo teens; and GTM Research Reserve volunteers and rangers who spent two hot, sweaty days tackling two pockets of beach vitex, Vitex rotundifolia in Ponte Vedra Beach! Twenty CISV volunteers participated from the [...]

August 1st, 2016|News|Comments Off on Volunteers Unite to Remove Invasive Plants!

GTM Launches Pilot Program with UNF Students

Attention all UNF students who enjoy the outdoors! We have the perfect opportunity for you! The Friends of the GTM Reserve is offering for a limited time an all-inclusive EcoPASS to current UNF students for just $15. (This offer is a $38 discount on regular annual pass!) It includes a Friends of the GTM Reserve membership, which entitles you [...]

July 29th, 2016|News|Comments Off on GTM Launches Pilot Program with UNF Students

Good Luck Interns!

This week, we're saying goodbye to our communication and education interns. Each has been a tremendous help this summer and we are going to miss them! We asked what their internship at the GTM Research Reserve meant to them: Communication intern, Rachel Keeley says, "Working as an intern at the GTM Research Reserve this summer was great! I gained [...]

July 27th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Good Luck Interns!

OceanWise: An Evening for the Estuaries

Mark your calendars! The Friends of the GTM Reserve will be hosting the seventh annual Oceanwise: An Evening for the Estuaries on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. This fundraising event highlights the importance of protecting and preserving our ocean and estuary resources. There will be live music, local seafood prepared by chefs, and an [...]

July 22nd, 2016|News|Comments Off on OceanWise: An Evening for the Estuaries

Pokémon Go Beach Walk!

Attention all Pokémon Go players! The GTM Research Reserve is hosting a Pokémon Go Beach Walk this Friday, July 22 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Join us for a walk on the beach, make new friends, and catch wild Pokémon! We will be meeting at the South Beach Access Parking Lot. All levels are welcome to attend! Here's a [...]

July 19th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Pokémon Go Beach Walk!

Attention Pokémon Go Players!

Do you play Pokémon Go? Want to find more Pokémon at cool and exciting PokéStops? The GTM Research Reserve has multiple PokéStops around the entrance and along the trails as well. It's at these places where you can collect special items! Take a walk down our trails in search for wild and rare Pokémon! We also have [...]

July 15th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Attention Pokémon Go Players!