The GTM Research Reserve will hold its annual State of the Reserve symposium co-sponsored by the Friends of the GTM Reserve and UNF Coastal and Marine Biology Flagship Program. This year's theme, "Working Waters", will highlight projects within the reserve that showcase not only the services that the waters provide including filtration, buffering, habitats, migratory routes, and nursery, but also how we can work with the waters through living shorelines, water quality, restoration, low-impact design, and more! There will be a portion of the symposium that will highlight impacts of storms including Hurricane Matthew.
Due to the overwhelming success of last years morning sessions, this year will continue to be expanded to provide a wider variety of programs. The traditional science symposium with oral presentations about the technical research conducted at the reserve will take place in the afternoon, followed by a poster session and reception hosted by the Friends of the GTM Reserve.
Similar to last year, there will be FIVE citizen science-based workshops geared to anyone of any age with an interest in nature and ecology. These will take place in the morning of February 3rd. The topics, descriptions and exact times are listed below.