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October 22, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

This award-winning event is an opportunity for you and your family to learn about Florida’s fish and wildlife and FWRI’s exciting research. Tour our main building, where staff members will be on hand to discuss their research and answer your questions. Our laboratories will be open, and displays will demonstrate some of the cutting-edge research going on at FWRI. Outside, discover more hands-on displays, including touch tanks teeming with marine life. A DAY OF FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY – MarineQuest offers events for all ages, including hands-on activities that will help younger visitors learn about the fascinating marine life in our oceans. Kids can even touch sharks and rays, horseshoe crabs, sea stars, spiny lobsters, and other marine critters commonly found in Florida’s waters. Through the age-old Japanese practice of “gyotaku,” or fish printing, they can create their own artwork. Kids can also have their faces painted, make a marine magnet, put together a manatee skeleton, and do much more! Did you join us at our 2015 event? If so, you may have seen our “Guess the Reds” contest at our Stock Enhancement Research display. The actual number of fish in the tank was 1,928. All winners of the contest have been notified – thank you for participating! VISIT AND SPEAK WITH LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS – In addition to the lab displays and interactive stations, representatives from local and national conservation and science organizations will be available to visit with you and offer information. This event was designed to provide equal opportunity for enjoyment by all participants. If you would like to request any particular aids or services pursuant to disability laws, please contact the event planner at (727) 896-8626 or City of St Petersburg Community Affairs Division at (727) 893-7345 or (727) 892-5259 TDD/TTY – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE admission

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