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GTM Research Reserve TOTE 2023: Growing Community Partnerships and Addressing Education Needs

This Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) training will focus on connecting educators to community organizations that provide opportunities to further engage students. Although the training pertains to all K-12 teachers, it may specifically relate to educators and students who are limited by factors such as distance, transportation, and financial ability. This two-day workshop will offer opportunities to register with the GTM Research Reserve for estuarine science programs as well as network with representatives from local organizations that can also offer programs or assist with developing additional opportunities.

  • Day 1: Monday, July 31, 2023 (8:30am-3:30pm)
  • Day 2: Tuesday, August 1, 2023 (8:30am-3:30pm)

  • Where: 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 (map)

Pre-Program Activity: Review GTM Research Reserve’s Marsh 360 Virtual Reality Session then create an outline for a new lesson you think would go well with the VR session.

Please note, registration is for both days. We will work with school districts to provide CEU credits.

Educator Information


I, being 18 years or older, hereby consent that the videotapes, photographs and/or motion picture film in which I appear, and/or audio recordings made of my voice may be used by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, its assigns or successors, in whatever way they desire, including television, without compensation. Furthermore, I hereby consent that such photographs, films, negatives and recordings, and the plates and/or tapes from which they are made shall be the property of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, its assigns or successors. They shall have the right to sell, duplicate, reproduce, and make other lawful uses of such photographs, films, recordings, plates and tapes as they may desire, free and clear of any claim whatever on my part, in perpetuity.
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