Welcome to the GTM Research Reserve!

Teeming with life, the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM Research Reserve) is a dynamic, ever changing place with many interconnected habitats from the ocean to the forests. One of 29 National Estuarine Research Reserves in the country, this landscape protects and provides for a great diversity of plants and animals. People have historically changed and preserved this ecosystem. People are an important part of the future of this landscape. This is your reserve! Enjoy, share, and protect it. Visit us today!

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2019 Adventures in the Estuary Summer Camp

We are pleased to announce registration for GTM Research Reserve’s Adventure in the Estuary 2019 Summer Camp is just around the corner! Make sure to mark your calendars for Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6:30 a.m., when registration will go live on our website. We have updated a few things:

  1. We are offering 4 weeks of camps (see below).

  2. We will not be offering 4-6 year old camps.

  3. Camp times are from 8:00am-5:00pm.

SPECIAL OFFER FOR FRIENDS MEMBERS: Active members of the Friends of the GTM Reserve will have access to EARLY REGISTRATION on March 25th and 26th. Membership must be active by March 22nd and must be at least the minimum Gopher Tortoise level. To become a Friends member, click HERE . Active members will receive a special link to register on March 25th. (This link may not be shared. All early registrants must have membership verified prior to summer camp confirmation. Early registration is limited to immediate family members only).

CAMPS (click on the week to get to the corresponding Eventbrite registration page)

REFUND POLICY: There are no full refunds. A 50% refund may be issued for cancellations made prior to Friday, May 3, 2019, 5:00PM EST. No refunds will be issued after this deadline.

We look forward to a great summer learning about our estuaries, oceans, and forests with your campers! If you have any questions, please email us at: education@gtmnerr.org.