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Mark your calendar for MarineQuest 2010 at Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

News Release

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Media contact: Carli Segelson, 727-896-8626

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 FWRI headquarters, 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.

Sponsors include the St. Petersburg Times, the City of St. Petersburg and the University of South Florida - St. Petersburg.


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