Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Citizen Science Symposium followup

Media contact: Dolly Cummings
phone: 813-363-5438

Giving Science a Sense of Place

On March 20-21, visitors to Camp Bayou's Citizen Science Symposium enjoyed beautiful spring mornings filled with educational fun while walking the trails, counting critters, making bubbles, talking with local science researchers and lots more! If you missed the event, you can still get involved in helping the scientists, right in your own neighborhood. Visit the Citizen Science Blog for a list of possibilities at http://citizenscienceatcampbayou.blogspot.com . This event was made possible by a Community Education grant from the Alafia River Basin Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District.
The next event at Camp Bayou is the Spring Open House, Saturday, April 18 from 9am-2pm. Check out http://www.campbayou.org/ to see the calendar of events.
Camp Bayou is a partnership between the Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc. and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Camp Bayou is located 3 miles south of SR674 at the end of 24th St SE in Ruskin.

Photo 1: Kelly Spence won a prize for her student poster contest entry.
Photo 2: Visitors learn about the Hillsborough County Stream Waterwatch program that monitors water quality in waterways throughout the county.
Photo credit for 1 & 2: Fred Jacobsen
Photo 3: Winning photo entry taken by Dotty Guerrera of Sun City Center. A Camp Bayou azalea (remnant of old RV park) in full bloom.

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