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Explore Our Coasts
Dr. David Kimbro and Dr. Randall Hughes work to unlock the secrets of the intertidal ecosystems that make up our coasts. In a series of short videos, they explore the inner workings of salt marshes, oyster reefs, and seagrass beds as well as the ways in which we enjoy what they offer us. Join us as we kayak, snorkel, and wade the wet and wild of the Forgotten Coast.
In the Grass, On the Reef is funded by the National Science Foundation.
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A Cultural Tour of Apalachicola
The Florida Humanities Council hosts gatherings that include tours guided by scholars, local cultural and civic leaders, and long-time members of the community. These tours allow you to experience the rich cultural history of various Florida locations.
The Gathering in Apalachicola will take place March 14-16. Anyone wishing to attend must register through the Florida Humanities Council.
Click here for more information on the Florida Humanities Council and their tour of Apalachicola.
2014 St. Vincent Open House
Friday, March 28
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM/ET
St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge
The Supporters of St. Vincent are sponsoring their annual Open House on March 28th. They are providing transportation to the island in order to give people easy access to the St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge for a full day of nature-related activities. The event will be free to the public and will allow people to learn about the Island's protected wildlife, diverse ecosystems, and history as well as enjoy the beauty of this unique, uninhabited refuge.
Find more information on the Supporters of St. Vincent NWR website.
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- Northeastern Marine Science Center
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You have to bring everything you need to survive for five days, and fit it all in a kayak. What do you bring? Georgia Ackerman and Rick Zelznak of the Wilderness Way have some answers. Continue reading
We’ve all heard of the “desert island” game. What would you bring if you were stranded? Preparing for a kayak camping trip is not entirely different. We offer seven resources to help you plan. Continue reading
We could have shot for days along the Apalachicola River, but we only got one. And it was a busy day, as you see in our latest EcoAdventure. Continue reading
The Apalachicola River Basin is known as one of the most biodiverse places in the United States. But what does biodiversity mean? As it turns out, there is more than one answer. Continue reading
In this video of our latest EcoAdventure down the Wacissa, someone made a comment that, a month after we taped it, has biologists, DEP officials, and Green Guides aiding us on a quest to understand where all the limpkins at Wakulla Springs went. Continue reading
Part two of our Green Guide EcoAdventure takes us down the Wacissa River. One of our Guides was George Weymouth, a painter, sculptor, and arrowhead maker with an intense eye for detail. Watch this web exclusive video to see how he plucks a scene from his memory and layers on feathers, scales, and ripples. Continue reading
Excerpts of Hot Tamale’s song, “Wakulla Green,” were featured on our latest EcoAdventure: Green Guides and the Lost City of Magnolia. Here is the song in its entirety. Continue reading
Beaches and theme parks bring a lot of money to the state of Florida. But tourism isn’t all sunburns and mouse ears. Wakulla County is cashing in on a growing industry in our state: ecotourism. Continue reading
In the winter, both the tourists and most of the animals have made themselves scare in the intertidal region of St. Joseph Bay. It’s an entirely different landscape than summer vacationers are used to, and one that can be a challenge if you’re kayaking. Dr. Randall Hughes (FSUCML) and Dan and Debbie VanVleet (Happy Ours) guide us through winter in the bay. Continue reading
If you’re walking in the woods somewhere in Florida and you start seeing orange marks on the trees, then you’re on the Florida National Scenic Trail. Kent Wimmer of the Florida Trail Association (the group that maintains the trail) took WFSU producer Rob Diaz de Villegas into some of Wakulla County’s best segments along the trail, and explained exactly what goes into maintaining it. Continue reading