Barrier Island Center To Feature ‘Migration’ Events

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December events at Barrier Island Center

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – “Migration” events highlight the December calendar at the Barrier Island Center, South Beaches Region of the Environmentally Endangered Lands Program. 

Learn to Fish Sustainably:
Bait: Care, Storage, and Catching: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2. Cost: $30
Surf Fishing 101/102: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9: Cost $35.
Local fishing pro will teach you a lifelong skill through classroom clinics.

For more information or to enroll please call John Detmer at 321-777-5554, oe e-mail jdetmer1@att.net

Beach Cleanup – 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6: Get some exercise on the beach and help marine life at the same time. Kids’ participation prizes, while they last, and cleaning supplies provided.

Right Whale Monitoring Program – 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7: Join Julie Albert, Marine Resources Council Right Whale Project Coordinator, to learn how you can help protect North Atlantic right whales by reporting sightings during their winter migration to Florida to give birth.

Receive training to volunteer for the nation’s largest endangered species monitoring network.

Saving Seahorses Through Citizen Science – 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13: Learn about seahorse migration and a how you can help conserve these amazing fishes. Please call to enroll.

“Migration” events highlight the December calendar at the Barrier Island Center, South Beaches Region of the Environmentally Endangered Lands Program. All events are free Unless Noted “*” (Barrier Island Sanctuary image)

“Migration” events highlight the December calendar at the Barrier Island Center, South Beaches Region of the Environmentally Endangered Lands Program. (Barrier Island Sanctuary image)

Migration Eco-Art and Story Time – 12 Noon Saturday, Dec. 13: Learn about amazing animal migrations, share a story, and craft a sculpture of an incredible creature using natural and recycled materials. Please call to enroll.

Offshore Realty K-2 Homeschool Program – 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16: Learn outdoors about the different oceanic habitats that marine life migrate between.

Please email jennifer.howell@brevardparks.com to enroll.

Oyster Mat Making – 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17. Let your fingers fly in the fresh air creating oyster mats to help Brevard Zoo restore critical habitat to the Lagoon.

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Eco-Film Migrations – 2 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 20 & Dec. 21: Take a cinematic journey tracking reindeer and other impressive migratory animals across the globe.

Winter Solstice Lesson and Eco-Art – 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21: Learn about Earth’s solar “migration” and the resulting winter solstice, then make a luminary out of recycled materials to brighten the shortest day of the year. Please call to enroll.

Let your fingers fly in the fresh air creating oyster mats to help Brevard Zoo restore critical habitat to the Lagoon.

Let your fingers fly in the fresh air creating oyster mats to help Brevard Zoo restore critical habitat to the Lagoon.

Touch-A-Diamondback-Terrapin Tank – 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23: Migrate the whole family to the BIC for a hands-on interaction with our adorable diamondback terrapin turtles and interesting invertebrates.

Salty the Sandman – 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27: “With a mangrove nose and two eyes made out of shells.” Who needs snow when we have sand?

Make a sandman or other sand sculpture and you may win a prize for best use of flotsam, funniest, most creative, or judge’s favorite.

Dune-to-Lagoon Guided Hike – 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27: Walk off those holiday handles with Master Naturalist Jay Barnhart along the beautiful Barrier Island Sanctuary. Please call to enroll.


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