National Estuarine Research Reserves - Apalachicola
108 Island Drive
The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) will celebrate National Estuaries Day on Friday, Sept. 28, in Eastpoint, FL. The first 600 visitors will receive a free t-shirt. Activities include free, fun and educational stations for kids and adults including marine animal touch tanks, and estuary-themed games such as Microplastic Match-Up, Reptile Round-Up and Pin the Tag on the Monarch. Attendees also can tour ANERR's 5,400 square-foot Nature Center with its three large aquariums filled with local estuarine and marine life, an 80-foot-long mural depicting the area ecosystems, and a hands-on Bay Discovery Room. The Sea Turtles of the Forgotten Coast exhibit, also on display in the Nature Center, shows videos of nesting sea turtles and hatchlings, and demonstrates what responsible beach residents can do to help sea turtles. For more information contact the Apalachicola National Research Reserve at 850-670-7700.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.