The Fish and Wildlife Research Institute is thrilled to announce that MarineQuest, an annual open house event, is just around the corner. This year marks its 29th anniversary and it promises to be a day filled with excitement, education, and family-friendly fun!
MarineQuest offers the public a unique opportunity to explore Florida’s diverse wildlife, ecosystems, and cutting-edge research being done by Institute scientists throughout the state. From touch tanks with live marine critters to interactive activities for kids, attendees can engage with top researchers from Florida and delve into the world of sharks, rays, manatees, birds, coral, red tide, and more. Live demonstrations and educational exhibits will showcase FWRI’s commitment to protecting, conserving, and managing Florida’s invaluable fish and wildlife resources.
The event will take place on Saturday February 10th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in downtown St. Petersburg at 100 8th Avenue SE. MarineQuest is held in conjunction with the St. Petersburg Science Festival.
This is a chance for the Institute to share their research with the public and showcase their passion, focus, and dedication to their mission of conducting collaborative research and monitoring to provide timely information and guidance to protect, conserve