FWC News Release

March 25, 2008
Contact: Carli Segelson, 727-896-8626

Mark your calendar for the 14th annual MarineQuest at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) on Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Enjoy an award-winning open house at the FWRI headquarters at 100 8th Ave. S.E., in downtown St. Petersburg. This free event allows visitors of all ages to experience science firsthand at over 30 exhibits. Visitors can handle live animals in the touch tank, interact with some of Florida’s top scientists, look through microscopes, and create fish prints at the “Gyotaku” station, along with other activities.

For additional information on MarineQuest 2008, including sample b-roll video from MarineQuest 2007, visit http://research.MyFWC.com/marinequest

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