You’re invited to our annual symposium!

The GTM Research Reserve will host its annual “State of the Reserve” tomorrow, Feb. 3, 2017. The University of North Florida Coastal and Marine Biology Flagship Program and the Friends of the GTM Reserve are co-sponsors for this event. This year’s theme, “Working Waters,” will highlight projects within the Reserve that showcase not only the services the waters provide including filtration, buffering, habitats, migratory routes and nursery, but also how we can work with the waters through living shorelines, water quality, restoration, low-impact design and more. A portion of the symposium will highlight impacts of storms, including Hurricane Matthew.

Due to the overwhelming success of last year’s morning sessions, there will be five citizen science-based workshops beginning at 8:30 a.m. Each workshop is geared to anyone with an interest in nature and ecology:

  • Living Shorelines
  • Florida Public Archaeology Network Heritage Monitoring Scouts
  • Family Fishing Clinic (educational event for children ages 5-15 and parents)
  • Oyster Gardening
  • Macrophotography: Photographing Small Subjects

The traditional science symposium with presentations on research conducted at the Reserve will take place in the afternoon. Following will be a poster session and a reception hosted by the Friends of the GTM Reserve.

To register, click here. For more information, call 904-823-4500.