GTM Research Reserve Marineland Lecture
Monthly Event - Third Tuesday of every month: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EST)
This program is one of an ongoing lecture series held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the GTM Research Reserve office in the town of Marineland. The series is designed to help inform the public about their coastal natural world. These events are FREE; however, space is limited so reservations are requested. Reservations can be made online or by calling 904.823.4500. Please show up about 5 minutes early to get good seating.
Tuesday, April 15, 10-11 am: Resource Management Coordinator Joseph Burgess is a biologist specializing in reptiles and amphibians (Herpetology). His theme, "Learn to Love the Snakes You Love to Hate" covers snakes found in your neighborhood, why they are there, and how they and all wildlife benefit ecosystems. PLEASE NOTE: There is also a guided trail walk from 1:00-2:30 pm. You may register for either event or for both, but you must sign up for each event separately. If attending both, you may want to bring a brown bag lunch to the River to Sea Pavilion prior to the guided walk.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 10-11 am: Stefanie M. Nagid, Audubon Florida Northeast Policy Associate, will give a presentation at the GTM Research Reserve in Marineland titled, "Coastal Breeding Birds of Northeast Florida." Many shorebirds use the beaches, dunes, and coastline, between April and August, to raise their young, just when humans enjoy the beaches. Along with providing basic bird identification and habitat needs of some common beach-nesting birds, she will relate examples of successful intervention and ways to prevent human/bird conflicts.