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Guided Explorations at the GTM Research Reserve *event descriptions below

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Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve


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Join the GTM Research Reserve on a guided exploration of our beautiful estuary ecosystem. Below are briefs descriptions of the offered explorations.

Guided Exploration Hike (click here for map) 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2

On the first Saturday of every month, from 8:30-10:30 a.m., visitors can learn about the cultural history of the Guana Peninsula as well as the natural biodiversity of the reserve during a guided hike. Hear about the peninsula’s 5,000 years of human history, including how native peoples used estuarine resources, what European plantation life was like and current efforts to learn about and save these resources.

Family Seining (click here for map) 3/11, 3/25, 4/8/, 4/22

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 species of fish, crabs and more, and then learn about the animals and their roles in the habitat. All necessary gear including waders and boots will be provided.

River-to-Sea Preserve Guided Trail Walk (click here for map) 3/15, 4/19, 5/17

The GTM Research Reserve offers you an opportunity to follow the wooded trail to the Matanzas River at the River-to-Sea Preserve. An interpretive guide will tell you all about old Florida's moss-laden trees, seasonal flowering shrubs, and Native American lore including how they used various plants for food, beverage and medicine. This event meets at the entrance to the River-to-Sea Preserve, at the parking lot on Ocean Shore Blvd, Palm Coast, FL. (click here for map)

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