Barrier Island Center Turns ‘Trash to Treasures’ In November

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Barrier Island Center, South Beaches Region of the Environmentally Endangered Lands Program, invites you to events through the remainder of November that focus on turning Trash to Treasure.

All events are free unless specified.

• Learn the Golden Skill of Fishing Sustainably, Surf Fishing For Snook: Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 1:30 p.m. Cost is $30: A local fishing pro will teach you a lifelong skill through classroom clinics. For more info or to enroll please call John Detmer at 321-777-5554 or e-mail jdetmer1@att.net

• Spanish 1715 Fleet: Saturday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m.: Hear tales of sunken treasure from Master Dive Instructor Joe Bartoszek.

• Volunteering With Hubbs Research Institute: Sunday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m.: Learn how volunteers are responding to the unprecedented Unexplained Mortality Event (UME) facing our dolphins, the incredible amount of information they gather with minimal supplies, and how you can help! Please bring a donation item and call to enroll.

• Star Party: Saturday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m.: Join the Melbourne Astronomical Society for a precious celestial view of Nature. Weather permitting.

• Citizen Science Field Excursion: Saturday, Nov. 15, at 8:30 a.m., Explore local citizen science opportunities, shorebird surveys, seahorses and more. Includes picnic lunch and transportation from BIC. Cost is $5. Please call to enroll.

The Barrier Island Center in Melbourne Beach is hosting a variety of activities throughout November. (Image courtesy Brevard Environmentally Endangered Lands Program)

The Barrier Island Center in Melbourne Beach is hosting a variety of activities throughout November. (Image courtesy Brevard Environmentally Endangered Lands Program)

Oyster Mat Making: Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m., Restaurant scraps to pearls, help restore the Lagoon’s oyster reef habitat by helping Brevard Zoo make mats.

Recycling Myths Busted: Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m., Can that really be recycled into new treasures? Erin LeClair, recycling educator, will let you know what surprising items should go in the bin! Please call to enroll.

BIC Book Club – Untamed: Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m., Discuss Will Harlan’s Untamed, the Wildest Woman in America. Available in the Mermaid’s Purse for 10 percent discount.

Sea Bean Walk ‘n Talk: Saturday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m., Join Margie Mitchell, avid beach comber, to hunt for these seeds turned to ocean gems. Please call to enroll.

America’s Underwater Treasures: Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22 – 23, at 2 p.m., Virtual hunt for treasured marine life on the big screen.

Touch-a-Diamondback-Terrapin Tank: Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 11 a.m., School’s out so come interact with our adorable diamondback terrapin turtles and wondrous inverts.

The Barrier Island Center is at 8385 South Highway A1A in Melbourne Beach. (Image courtesy Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program)

The Barrier Island Center is at 8385 South Highway A1A in Melbourne Beach. (Image courtesy Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program)

Mermaid’s Purse Sale: Friday, Nov. 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Golden opportunity to save sea turtles and tackle holiday shopping in one stop. Enjoy refreshments, 10% discount on a single item, free eco-art gift wrap and more.

Eco-Art Water Bottle Decor: Saturday, Nov. 29, at 11 a.m., Repurpose water bottles into fabulous holiday garland or ornaments. Please call to enroll in the fun for all ages.

Trot-Off-the-Turkey Guided Hike: Saturday, Nov. 29, at 1 p.m., Explore Coconut Point Sanctuary, from dune to Lagoon, with Master Naturalist Jay Barnhart. Meet at 4005 S. Highway A1A, (Ponce De Leon). Please call to enroll.

Geocaching 101: Sunday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m., Hunt for swag while exploring our treasured BIC Sanctuary trail. Please call to enroll.

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The Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program’s Barrier Island Center is centrally located in the heart of the Archie Carr Refuge in South Melbourne Beach at 8385 South Highway A1A.

The Barrier Island Center operates in collaboration with the Sea Turtle Conservancy to provide hands-on educational experiences for visitors to the Refuge through interactive exhibits, nature films, special programs and a mile-long “dune-to-lagoon” nature trail.

Admission is free to the education center, which is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 321-723-3556 or visit BarrierIslandCenter.com


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