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Castaway Island Preserve, Jacksonville, FL

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

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For the last year, I’ve been fortunate to be the Jacksonville Science News Writer for I cover environmental events and news in the area.

Please check out my page at

There are so many free and fun environmental events in our area.

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The St. Augustine Alligator Farm is home to hundreds of beautiful birds.

Several events this week will help you learn more about our local environment:

Register for the Timucuan Science Symposium

Early Bird Registration for the Timucuan Science Symposium ends January 9, 2012. Be sure to get your name on the list for this event, where you can connect with researchers and National Parks personnel to learn about the culture and ecology of the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preseve. The symposium takes place on Friday, January 20th. Early bird registration is $30.00, while late registration is $35.00.

Guided trail walk at Guana Reserve

Guana Reserve’s Cat Eastman will guide a 1.5 mile walk through the Guana Reserve Trails on Saturday, January 14. Wear your comfortable, close-toed shoes and meet at the trailhead pavilion. There is a $3.00 parking fee. Call ahead at (904) 823-4500 for reservations.

Shark teeth at Fort George Island Cultural State Park

Join a Park Ranger at Little Talbot Island on Saturday, January 14 at 2:00 p.m. to learn about the different types of shark’s teeth that can be found on area beaches. The event will be held at the Ribault Club on Ft. George Island. For more information about this free event call (904) 251-2320.

Sunrise canoe tour

On Saturday, January 14 from 6:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. you can enjoy some of the wondrous wildlife on the Itchetucknee River during a sunrise canoe tour. Reservations required–call (386) 497-4690 to get your space. You do not need to bring your own canoe and the cost is only $5.00 per person. Dress warm and bring flashlights.

The 46,000 acre Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve is one of Jacksonville’s natural gems. The preserve is a compilation of natural, cultural and historic connections that have occurred over the last 6,000 years.

The preserve includes Kingsley Plantation, Fort George and the Fort Caroline area, and is operated by the National Park Service. Over the years, people have changed the natural systems, from altering wetlands to constructing docks, establishing a plantation or the building of Timucuan shell mounds.

On Friday, January 20, 2012 the Timucuan Science Symposium will examine the interaction between humans and the environment. The symposium will take place at the historic Ribault Club on Fort George Island.

The symposium will provide an opportunity to network with researchers, National Park Service employees and local residents interested in the nature and culture of the Timucuan Preserve. Scientists who are currently working on research projects will share their stories, and connect with potential partners.

Scholars and graduate students are invited to submit proposals for posters or presentations at the symposium. Proposals can cover cultural, historical, natural or scientific subjects and are due by November 15, 2011.

Whether as a researcher or an interested observer, the Timucuan Science Symposium should be on your “don’t miss” list.

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