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Beach Exploration
9:00 AM - 11:59 PM Friends of the GTM Reserve
Date: January 18, 2020 to January 18, 2020
Where: Friends of the GTM Reserve, 505 Guana River Rd, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, United States, 32082
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Sports & Recreation
Ticket Price: N/A
On the 3rd Saturday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m., join GTM Research Reserve docents for a beach walk! You will learn about the animals that call the beach their home, as well as seashells and other interesting facts. This is a “Beaches 101” experience that the entire family willenjoy. The hike will begin at the Visitor Center where you will learn about the different habitats on our beautiful seashore. The group will then walk across the street to the beach for this salty adventure! Parking for this event is located in front of the visitor center. There is no fee for this lot. The Visitor Center is located at: 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL  32082. The event is also, free, but online registration is required. After the walk, you can come back to the GTM Research Reserve Visitor Center, enjoy our many miles of trails, or spend the day on the beach! Please CLICK HERE to reserve a spot for the Beach Exploration online. Frequently Asked Questions Do I need a reservation to attend? Yes. If I can’t make it, how do I cancel my reservation? Upon making the reservation, an email confirmation is sent. There is information about canceling within the email. Since a lot of our guided family programs are full, we strongly encourage you to cancel, so that your seat becomes available for others interested. What should I wear? Please wear clothing that is appropriate for outdoors. It’s always recommended to dress in layers and prepare for any type of weather. Hats will help protect your skin from the sun, along with sunscreen. Closed-toe shoes are suggested, but not required. Bug spray is also recommended. How long is the walk? Round trip, the walk is about half a mile. The hike leaders will take you down to the beach, and will walk ~0.25 miles one way. You are welcome to continue on with the lead, or turn around when they do and discuss more on the way back. At any point throughout the hike, visitors are allowed to take swim breaks in the beautiful ocean.
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