GTM Strategic Planning Public Meeting

Share your input with GTM Research Reserve! Interested in learning about the strategic planning of GTM Research Reserve while also providing input? Join us Wednesday, March 8 from 6-8 pm at the GTM Environmental Education Center (northern component) or Thursday, March 9 from 6-8 pm at the City of Palm Coast Town Hall (southern component) for [...]

2019-07-26T20:46:49-04:00March 8th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on GTM Strategic Planning Public Meeting


Spots are available to join our monthly guided exploration hike at GTM Research Reserve! The weather is set to be gorgeous, so why not go on an educational hike with one of our guides this Saturday from 8:30 - 10:30 am? Guests will learn about the cultural history of the Guana Peninsula as well as the [...]

2016-11-03T12:28:37-04:00November 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on TAKE A HIKE WITH US THIS WEEKEND!

Festival Fundraiser Tonight!

The Estu-Scary Festival and Haunted Forest is here! Tonight marks the first night of the first ever Halloween celebration at GTM Research Reserve. The Friends of the GTM Reserve is hosting the fundraiser event on October 27-29. Join us for fun games, candy and more, all for free! Then, the bravest among you can venture [...]

2016-10-28T11:05:13-04:00October 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Festival Fundraiser Tonight!

Saturday’s Family Seining CANCELED!

The Family Seining event scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8 at the GTM Research Reserve is cancelled due to the threat of inclement weather. On the second and fourth Saturday of every month, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. we lead a guided family seining activity. Visitors will get the chance to pull a seine net through Guana Lake, collecting [...]

2016-10-05T10:57:35-04:00October 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Saturday’s Family Seining CANCELED!

The Estuary Examiner – Check Out Our Latest Edition!

The fall edition of our newsletter is here! "The Estuary Examiner" is filled with articles, a few videos, and information about GTM Research Reserve's education, research and stewardship programs and events. Click here to check out the fall 2016 issue. Enjoy!

2016-10-03T11:09:23-04:00October 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Estuary Examiner – Check Out Our Latest Edition!

National Geographic Films Sea Turtle Emergence at GTM!

A National Geographic WILD film crew visited our beaches last week to capture a green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) nest emergence on camera. After five days of braving thunderstorms and pulling all-nighters, the crew was finally successful on their last night. Early Sunday morning, they recorded a partial nest emergence of 12-16 hatchlings. "Just goes to show that persistence [...]

2016-09-28T12:21:06-04:00September 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on National Geographic Films Sea Turtle Emergence at GTM!

Weird Animal Wednesday Update!

For this Wednesday, we have an update on one of our weird animals! Remember the baby green heron nest from three weeks ago? The Northeast Florida Aquatic Preserves visited the trails on Monday and found that the baby herons aren't babies anymore! There is a total of four chicks and all of them have emerged from their [...]

2019-07-26T20:46:55-04:00July 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Weird Animal Wednesday Update!

Drones and Discovery in the Estuary!

Yesterday was the first day of Estuary Week for the GTM's 4-6 and 7-9 year-old campers and it was a blast! The minnow group went out to the shore and participated in a mini seining using small nets! They put their nets into the water and brought up all sorts of local sea life. The group also [...]

2019-07-26T20:46:55-04:00July 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Drones and Discovery in the Estuary!

Estuary Week is Back!

Estuary Week is back for our 4-6 and 7-9 year-old summer campers! Starting Monday, campers will participate in hands-on activities that focus on their coastal environment and the biodiversity of the estuary. Some of last year's activities included kayaking, ocean seining, ocean art projects, research projects, and games! This year's Estuary Week will focus on the estuary habitat. [...]

2016-07-07T23:19:10-04:00July 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Estuary Week is Back!

Digging in the Dunes!

The GTM Research Reserve wants to thank all of the Citibank volunteers who helped remove the Kalanchoe plants from the dunes in Vilano Beach on Saturday! It took 21 volunteers and over 2 hours to dig up these invasive plants that are causing environmental harm to the beaches. The Kalanchoe plant (Kalanchoe x houghtonii) otherwise [...]

2019-07-26T20:46:56-04:00June 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Digging in the Dunes!