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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!

Free Admission for Active Military

Attention active military personnel! Have any family activities planned for the summer? The GTM Research Reserve partnered with Blue Star Museums (along with 2,000+ museums across the nation) to offer free admission to the Environmental Education Center Exhibit Hall until Labor Day. This includes all active military personnel and their families (plus up to five [...]

2019-07-26T20:46:56-04:00July 1st, 2016|News|Comments Off on Free Admission for Active Military

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!

Goodbye, Butterflies!

Yesterday we released 100 painted lady butterflies into the Guana Maritime Forest! Master beekeeper, Joan Kramer, spoke at our Afternoon Insight lecture series on pollinators. After the lecture, the audience got to interact and take pictures with the butterflies before their release. Painted lady butterflies (Vanessa cardui) are the world's most widespread [...]

2016-06-16T20:39:23-04:00June 16th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Goodbye, Butterflies!

Weird Animal Wednesday

It's that time of the week! Weird Animal Wednesday presents a green heron chick! One of our summer camp counselors found a baby green heron along with two other chicks! This picture was taken Monday during the first day of our Ocean Week Summer Camp. When these chicks are fully grown, they'll have a long [...]

2016-06-14T20:31:33-04:00June 15th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Weird Animal Wednesday

Summer Camp Fun!

There’s a lot of fun happening here at the GTM Research Reserve! Yesterday marked the first day of GTM’s Ocean Week Summer Camp for our 4-6 and 7-9 year-old campers. We’ve already learned about the power of Hydrogen! These little scientists are testing the pH levels of vegetables and commonly used liquids such as lemon juice [...]

2019-07-26T20:46:56-04:00June 14th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Summer Camp Fun!

Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week

Fishing and Boating week is wrapping up! This weekend, take the boat out and maybe catch some fish! This week is part of June's Great Outdoors Month and is a nationwide celebration of fishing and boating. We have two boat ramps here at Guana Dam. One goes to Guana River and the other goes to [...]

2019-07-26T20:46:56-04:00June 10th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week

It’s Weird Animal Wednesday!

You'll never guess what the GTM Research Reserve found! Botrylliodes Nigrum, a native colonial tunicate, was discovered on a pH probe from one of our data collectors out at the Fort Matanzas site on Wednesday, June 1. These tunicates are a type of biofoul, which are unwanted biological organisms that attach themselves to man-made structures [...]

2016-06-08T14:33:34-04:00June 8th, 2016|News|Comments Off on It’s Weird Animal Wednesday!

Happy National Trails Day!

Bring your camera and your hiking boots because it's National Trails Day tomorrow at the GTM Research Reserve! As a part of Great Outdoors Month, National Trails Day is the largest celebration of our nation's local trails. We will be holding our monthly guided hike, where you can learn about the history and biodiversity of [...]

2016-06-02T20:14:51-04:00June 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Happy National Trails Day!

GTM Celebrates Arbor Day

Though Florida doesn't celebrate Arbor Day the same time as everyone else, it doesn't mean we don't appreciate our trees! Fun Facts: Florida designated the Sabal palmetto palm Sabal palmetto as the official state tree in 1953. Sabal palm trees grow up to 20 m in height. Sabal is a fan-palm native to the southeastern United [...]

2019-07-26T20:46:56-04:00April 29th, 2016|News|Comments Off on GTM Celebrates Arbor Day