Events

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

February 7th, 2014

State of the Reserve: Changing Tides

The theme of this year’s symposium is “Changing Tides,” which reflects the recent and predicted impacts of natural and human-caused forces on estuarine ecosystems. We welcome professionals and the general public to this free event! Live presentations will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. followed by a poster session from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Friends of the GTM Reserve will hold a reception with refreshments concurrent to the poster session. Presentation topics can be viewed here.  Space is limited so register now!

February 24th, 2014

Planning for Sea Level Rise Workshop: How Will We Develop?

Florida’s Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM Research Reserve) and the University of Florida have teamed up to work with Matanzas Basin stakeholders to plan for sea level rise in a way that protects communities and the environments they depend on for quality of life and commerce.  Over the past two years, the UF and GTM Reserch Reserve team has used a structured collaborative process to work with a wide variety of stakeholders to identify areas of conflict and agreement related to sea level rise via multiple workshops in the Matanzas Basin.  The goal of the workshop on February 24 is to move beyond the science of sea level rise and begin a discussion on future development scenarios and conservation priorities in the Matanzas Basin. The workshop will be held at the Whitney Lab for Marine Biosciences in Marineland from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend and a summary of past workshops will be given for first-time attendees.  Please register here.

 PAST WORKSHOPS

December 5th, 2012

Palm Coast and Coastal Community Residents Workshop

Palm Coast and Coastal residents will have the opportunity to provide input on the project and learn about the most current science on sea level rise. Potential scenarios developed by UF leading researchers will be presented to the stakeholders. Residents will have the opportunity to participate from either 9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. or 5:30p.m – 8:30p.m.  The workshop will be held at the GTM NERR Marineland Office in St. Augustine, FL. Please click on the time above to RSVP for that session.

December 6th, 2012

St. Augustine Residents Workshop

St. Augustine residents will have the opportunity to provide input on the project and learn about the most current science on sea level rise. Potential scenarios developed by UF leading researchers will be presented to the stakeholders. Residents will have the opportunity to participate from either 9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. or 5:30p.m – 8:30p.m.  The morning workshop will be held at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and the evening workshop will be held at the Flagler College Ringhaver Student Center. Please click on the time above to RSVP for that session.

PROFESSIONAL STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOPS

May 8, 2013

Natural Resources and Ecotourism Workshop

Natural resources and ecotour business owners are encouraged to attend. Participants will learn about the potential impacts that sea level rise will have on the Matanzas area, from St. Augustine to Palm Coast, and provide input towards future planning scenarios. The workshop will be help from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the GTM NERR office in Marineland. Please click on the time above to RSVP.

May 9, 2013

Local Government Workshop

Local government officials are encouraged to attend. Participants will learn about the potential impacts that sea level rise will have on the Matanzas area, from St. Augustine to Palm Coast, and provide input towards future planning scenarios. The workshop will be help from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the GTM NERR office in Marineland. Please click on the time above to RSVP.

June 4th, 2013

Developers, Real Estate, and Business Workshop

Local realtors, developers, builders, and business owners are encouraged to attend. Participants will learn about the potential impacts that sea level rise will have on the Matanzas area, from St. Augustine to Palm Coast, and provide input towards future planning scenarios. The workshop will be help from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at  GTM NERR office in Marineland. Please click on the time above to RSVP.

YOUTH WORKSHOPS

April 9th, 2013 – St. Johns River State College, St. Augustine Campus

April 29th-May 6th, 2013 – Matanzas High School

June 26th, 2013 - Middle School Summer Program at St. Johns Technical High School

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