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Marineland River-To-Sea Preserve Trail Walk

Join us on Wednesday, April 25, from 9-10:30 am, for the guided trail walk at the River-to-Sea Preserve. See the changes wrought by Hurricane Irma. Then, step into the ancient Florida coastal woodlands along the preserve trail and learn how Native Americans once thrived there on nature’s bounty. Your GTM Research Reserve interpretive guide will [...]

April 25th, 2018|Comments Off on Marineland River-To-Sea Preserve Trail Walk

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!

Festival Fundraiser Tonight!

The Estu-Scary Festival and Haunted Forest is here! Tonight marks the first night of the first ever Halloween celebration at GTM Research Reserve. The Friends of the GTM Reserve is hosting the fundraiser event on October 27-29. Join us for fun games, candy and more, all for free! Then, the bravest among you can venture [...]

October 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Festival Fundraiser Tonight!

Saturday’s Family Seining CANCELED!

The Family Seining event scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8 at the GTM Research Reserve is cancelled due to the threat of inclement weather. On the second and fourth Saturday of every month, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. we lead a guided family seining activity. Visitors will get the chance to pull a seine net through Guana Lake, collecting [...]

October 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Saturday’s Family Seining CANCELED!

The Estuary Examiner – Check Out Our Latest Edition!

The fall edition of our newsletter is here! "The Estuary Examiner" is filled with articles, a few videos, and information about GTM Research Reserve's education, research and stewardship programs and events. Click here to check out the fall 2016 issue. Enjoy!

October 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Estuary Examiner – Check Out Our Latest Edition!

OceanWise Gala: A Huge Success!

Friends of the GTM Reserve's gala fundraising event, OceanWise: An Evening for the Estuaries was a huge success! Music played on the Turtle Pad; sustainable food was provided by area restaurants; a silent auction (which included a Hobie Mirage Tandem Island kayak); a Turtle Crawl game co-hosted by GTM Research Reserve Director, Dr. Mike Shirley and emcee, Jessica [...]

September 30th, 2016|News|Comments Off on OceanWise Gala: A Huge Success!

National Geographic Films Sea Turtle Emergence at GTM!

A National Geographic WILD film crew visited our beaches last week to capture a green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) nest emergence on camera. After five days of braving thunderstorms and pulling all-nighters, the crew was finally successful on their last night. Early Sunday morning, they recorded a partial nest emergence of 12-16 hatchlings. "Just goes to show that persistence [...]

September 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on National Geographic Films Sea Turtle Emergence at GTM!

Weird Animal Wednesday!

This week's weird animal comes from the bottom of the ocean and can camouflage into its environment. You guessed it! It's a gulf flounder (Paralichthys albigutta). This fish was found during an ocean seining with our 10-12 year-old ocean week campers. You can see one of the campers comparing this flounder to the identification sheet. Unlike most fish, [...]

July 6th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Weird Animal Wednesday!

Welcome, Rudder!

The GTM Research Reserve acquired a rudder from the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. A rudder is the primary control for steering any vessel that travels through water or air. This particular 14-foot mechanism is believed to come from a 500-ton ship from the early 1800s. A portion of the rudder seems to be [...]

June 30th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Welcome, Rudder!

Great Blue Heron Rescue During Butterfly Count!

Yesterday marked the 42nd Annual North American Butterfly Association’s Butterfly Count at the GTM Research Reserve, which ended with a surprising twist! Scientists have discovered that butterflies signify a healthy ecosystem. NABA, consisting of people in Canada, United States and Mexico interested in butterflies, conducts long-term monitoring of butterfly populations. One of the goals of the [...]

June 28th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Great Blue Heron Rescue During Butterfly Count!