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Middle Beach Boardwalk Now Open!

After a recent facelift, our Middle Beach Access Boardwalk is now open! As you can see in the photos, the old wooden structure has been replaced with more durable and sustainable materials making it much safer. Our beach lots are open 8 a.m. until sunset, 7 days a week. Parking is $3 per vehicle up to [...]

August 18th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Middle Beach Boardwalk Now Open!

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!

Weird Animal Wednesday Update!

For this Wednesday, we have an update on one of our weird animals! Remember the baby green heron nest from three weeks ago? The Northeast Florida Aquatic Preserves visited the trails on Monday and found that the baby herons aren't babies anymore! There is a total of four chicks and all of them have emerged from their [...]

July 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Weird Animal Wednesday Update!

Drones and Discovery in the Estuary!

Yesterday was the first day of Estuary Week for the GTM's 4-6 and 7-9 year-old campers and it was a blast! The minnow group went out to the shore and participated in a mini seining using small nets! They put their nets into the water and brought up all sorts of local sea life. The group also [...]

July 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Drones and Discovery in the Estuary!

Estuary Week is Back!

Estuary Week is back for our 4-6 and 7-9 year-old summer campers! Starting Monday, campers will participate in hands-on activities that focus on their coastal environment and the biodiversity of the estuary. Some of last year's activities included kayaking, ocean seining, ocean art projects, research projects, and games! This year's Estuary Week will focus on the estuary habitat. [...]

July 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Estuary Week is Back!

Free Admission for Active Military

Attention active military personnel! Have any family activities planned for the summer? The GTM Research Reserve partnered with Blue Star Museums (along with 2,000+ museums across the nation) to offer free admission to the Environmental Education Center Exhibit Hall until Labor Day. This includes all active military personnel and their families (plus up to five [...]

July 1st, 2016|News|Comments Off on Free Admission for Active Military

Digging in the Dunes!

The GTM Research Reserve wants to thank all of the Citibank volunteers who helped remove the Kalanchoe plants from the dunes in Vilano Beach on Saturday! It took 21 volunteers and over 2 hours to dig up these invasive plants that are causing environmental harm to the beaches. The Kalanchoe plant (Kalanchoe x houghtonii) otherwise [...]

June 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Digging in the Dunes!