Join us on Saturday, October 19, 2013 for MarineQuest, our annual open house.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
100 Eighth Avenue Southeast
St. Petersburg, Florida
We invite you to MarineQuest, the annual open house of the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI). 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.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
Map to MarineQuest
MarineQuest video on YouTube
MarineQuest photo set on Flickr
TOUR THE FACILITY
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.
LISTEN TO PRESENTATIONS FOR ALL AGES
Presenters in our auditorium will discuss current research on Florida's fish and wildlife species and their habitats. Topics at the 2012 event included tarpon, carnivorous plants, manatees, alligators, right whales and sharks and rays.
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, learn how to make marine-related origami such as fish and whales, put together a manatee skeleton, and do much more!
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.
MARINEQUEST 2012 SPONSORS
Tampa Bay Times
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
City of St. Petersburg