National Estuarine Research Reserves - Apalachicola
108 Island Drive
Learn about Apalachicola Bay's famous bivalves! This class will teach you all about the role that oysters play in the health of Apalachicola Bay. Discover what makes the bay so ideal for growing oysters, what gives our oysters their distinct flavor, and how oyster bars benefit the ecosystem. After spending some time in the classroom, participants will get the chance to walk along an oyster bar and look at its inhabitants under a microscope. This class is full of opportunities to learn more about the animals that live in our bay and along the tidal flats. Registration is required and the cost is $25 per person. Visit https://anerroysters101.eventbrite.com to register. The class will meet at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint. For more information, contact Anita Grove at (850) 670-7708 or by email Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us. Participants need to bring their own fishing waders or boots.
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