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National Estuaries Day At The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve

Event Date: 
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 1:30pm to 6:00pm EDT
Division: 
Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection
Program Area: 
National Estuarine Research Reserves - Apalachicola
Public Notice
Public Notice: 
No
County: 
Franklin
Location: 
108 Island Drive
Eastpoint, FL 32328
Type: 
Activity-Outreach-Education
Details: 

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.

Contact Name: 
Hanson, Kennedy
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February 27, 2019 - 9:58am

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