MarineQuest School Daze Registration

Learn more about the MarineQuest School Daze program, open to students in grades four through eight.


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About the MarineQuest School Daze Program
Every year, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) hosts MarineQuest, a free open house for the public. But before the open house, FWRI holds a special version of MarineQuest called "School Daze." This event is open to students in grades four through eight. Attendance is by registration only. Students have the opportunity to tour lab stations managed by FWRI scientists. Vibrant exhibits with hands-on displays and activities draw students into the world of fish and wildlife research and the fascinating things that FWRI scientists discover.

Tour Sessions
Four tour sessions are offered on each of the two days of the School Daze program. The first tour session begins at 9 a.m. and is completed by 11:30 a.m. Subsequent sessions begin at the top of each hour (10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.). Each tour lasts for two-and-a-half hours. The last session ends at 2:30 p.m. We recommend that you arrive at the institute no later than 15 minutes before the tour is scheduled to begin.

MarineQuest School Daze 2016

MarineQuest School Daze 2016 will be held Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21. The event is located at FWRI's headquarters: 100 8th Avenue SE, St. Petersburg.

How to Register
The registration date for 2016 will be announced in early 2016. If you have any questions about MarineQuest, please contact the communications office at 727-896-8626.

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