Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Education Center Construction update - event cancelled

As you may know, the GTM NERR Environmental Education Center is undergoing some construction. While this is great for all of us in the long run, now and then we have to adjust course a bit to accommodate the change. We've had to cancel a planned brown bag lunch that was scheduled for Friday, August 5. Stay tuned for details about a new date, and as always you can call the Education Center for information at 904.823.4500. Details about the event are below. In the meantime, be sure to get out to the Reserve for the sun, the wildlife, the surf, the trails...well, you know what we mean. Don't forget to find us on Facebook
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BROWN BAG LUNCH LECTURE AT THE GTM RESEARCH RESERVE-CANCELLED --Natural Aesthetics: Conservation Outreach through Visual Art-- The Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM Research Reserve) will host its August brown bag lunch lecture at noon on Friday, August 5th at the GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center (EEC). Our presenter will be International Artist David Montgomery whose work is inspired by nature. He focuses in on the smallest details to display seemingly common elements of nature in an entirely new way, revealing its intimate detail and beauty. His animations have been recognized internationally at film festivals, projected onto buildings, used for music videos and live shows, and featured in a planetarium. Most recently his work has been on display locally at the Cummer Museum and is currently on display at MOSH in Jacksonville. Underlying all of his process is a deeply embedded passion for natural world, and especially the amazing flora and fauna found in our own backyards of NE Florida. He will discuss his inspirations, process, discoveries, and hope that his work can influence others to protect and conserve the environment.

Photo credit: Angela Christensen
Artist unknown but much appreciated

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