GTM Research Reserve's National Estuaries Day ONE 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
National Estuaries Day ONE 2012
Come join the GTM Research Reserve staff, volunteers, friends, and Flagler College at our National Estuaries Day kick off event. This event is for the whole family.
5 - 6pm: Meet a Researcher and discuss topics regarding local area plants, animals, and cultural resources.
6 - 6:30pm: (Only 110 spots available, tickets are first come first serve) Listen to a brief introduction to the GTM Research Reserve, the Estuary, and the highlight of the night...ShellShocked
6:30pm - 8pm: The screening of Shellshocked followed by a panel Q&A
SHELLSHOCKED: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves follows efforts to prevent the extinction of wild oyster reefs, which keep our oceans healthy by filtering water and engineering ecosystems. Today, because of overfishing and pollution, wild oyster reefs have been declared 'the most severely impacted marine habitat on Earth' and no longer play a role in their ecosystems. Now scientists, government officials, artists and environmentalists are fighting to bring oysters back to the former oyster capital of the world - New York Harbor. Click HERE to find out more information about the movie and additional upcoming screenings.
Don't forget to come out Saturday, September 22, 2012 to the GTM Research Reserve's Environmental Education Center for National Estuaries Day TWO 2012. Click HERE to reserve a spot on one of the many amazing activities taking place.