Thursday, March 18, 2010

MarineQuest 2010- St. Pete

Mark your calendar for MarineQuest 2010
at the FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) will open its doors to the public on Saturday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for MarineQuest 2010. Visitors can explore the world of science at the FWRI headquarters located at 100 8th Ave. S.E., in downtown St. Petersburg.
The 16th annual MarineQuest is a free event that allows visitors of all ages to experience science firsthand with more than 60 exhibits. Visitors can check out live animals in touch tanks, interact with some of Florida’s top scientists and learn about current fish and wildlife research in Florida. Special activities for children include wildlife origami, face painting, the Japanese art of “gyotaku” fish painting and “reel” fishing for redfish.
For additional information on MarineQuest 2010, including b-roll video and photographs from previous years, visit
Sponsors include the St. Petersburg Times, the City of St. Petersburg and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

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