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Weedon Island Preserve

727-453-6500|www.weedonislandpreserve.org

Upcoming Events

March 2018

Weedon Walkabout

March 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on February 15, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on March 1, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on March 15, 2018 at 9:00am

Free

Hike through coastal mangrove and upland ecosystems of the Preserve and learn about the coastal environment and the early residents of Weedon Island Preserve. A hat, closed-toe shoes and water are also recommended. Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/weedon-walkabout-tickets-42947783978

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Lawn & Garden Help Desk

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on March 2, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on April 6, 2018 at 10:00am

Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL United States
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Our Master Gardeners provide solutions for all types of questions concerning garden, lawn, and landscape care. With the backing of research-based information from the University of Florida our staff of horticulturists offer sound expert advice to walk-in customers. The help desk is available first-come, first served, but to assist with staffing we request that walk-ins register for service. For help with plant identification, please bring in a representative sample of the plant (leaves, stem, fruit or flowers). If it's not…

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Volunteer Archaeology Lab

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL United States
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Free

Ever wonder what archaeologists do with all that stuff they dig up at archaeological sites once the fieldwork is finished? At the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) Volunteer Lab, you can come find out for yourself! Learn all about how artifacts and other archaeological material get processed in the laboratory so that we can use them to learn about the past. You will get the chance to sort through, identify, and wash artifacts and other material from real archaeological sites!…

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Vegetable Gardening with Sub-Irrigated Planters

March 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL United States
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Free

Florida-Friendly Landscaping Friday: Vegetable Gardening with Sub-Irrigated Planters Join Brian Niemann, UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Agent to learn how to grow a bountiful vegetable garden with sub-irrigated planters. Several planter designs will be discussed, with 5 gallon planters available for pre-purchase through Eventbrite. Sub-irrigated planters are available only at the class and pre-payment is required when registering. If the planters will be transported inside your car please bring something to cover your seats to protect from possible soil…

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Tidally United 2018: Archaeology Academy

March 3 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL United States
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$10

Learn about heritage and rising sea levels at the Archaeology Academy! Come to the Archaeology Academy open volunteer lab where you can get your hands on artifacts the native people of Weedon Island left behind. Following the Lab, hear presentations about sea level rise and heritage. Our featured speaker, Libby Carnahan of Pinellas County’s UF/IFAS Extension, will discuss sea level rise and how it will affect the built and natural environments of Tampa Bay. Jeff Moates of the Florida Public…

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Wee-Time at Weedon

March 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on March 22, 2018 at 10:30am

Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL United States
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Free

This program is designed to introduce pre-school children to the wonders of the natural and cultural world. Every second and fourth Thursday of each month, children are treated to a variety of stories and hands-on activities that connect them to their environment. This activity is recommended for ages 3 to 5. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required for children, but accompanying adults do not need to register themselves. For more information please contact (727) 453-6500 Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wee-time-at-weedon-tickets-42594820254

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Hard-Bottom Fish Habitat in Tampa Bay

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL United States
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Free

Salty Topics: Unlocking the Secrets of Hard-Bottom Fish Habitat in Tampa Bay UF/IFAS Extension, FloridaSea Grant: Salty Topics Marine Research Speaker Series Hard-bottom habitats such as corals, sponges, limestone ledges and artificial reefs are known to support diverse fish communities in offshore areas of the Gulf of Mexico. Less is known about inshore, hard-bottom habitats in Tampa Bay. A recent study funded by the Tampa Bay Estuary Program attempts to answer research questions about: The distribution of hard-bottom habitats in…

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Photography Hike

March 10 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL United States
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Free

Hike Weedon Island Preserve in search of that perfect shot. This guided hike provides opportunities for photographers of all levels to hone their skills. After a brief classroom session, Center volunteers will highlight the seasonal features of the Preserve, as well as specific wildlife behaviors that help participants capture the natural beauty of Weedon Island. Recommended for adults. For more information please contact (727) 453-6500 Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/photography-hike-tickets-43056778985

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Weedon Island Guided Hike

March 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2018

Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL United States
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Free

This is a guided hike through mangrove and upland ecosystems of Weedon Island Preserve. Learn about the coastal environment and the early residents of Weedon Island Preserve. Participants are encouraged to wear a hat and closed-toe shoes, and to bring a water bottle. This hike is ~1.5 miles in length along a boardwalk trail. All ages are welcome but children younger than 6 years old may find this hike challenging. For more information please contact the WIP Cultural and Natural…

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Weedon Walkabout

March 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on February 15, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on March 1, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on March 15, 2018 at 9:00am

Free

Hike through coastal mangrove and upland ecosystems of the Preserve and learn about the coastal environment and the early residents of Weedon Island Preserve. A hat, closed-toe shoes and water are also recommended. Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/weedon-walkabout-tickets-42947783978

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Archaeology Student Paper Competition

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL United States
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Free

Archaeology Lecture Series: Winners of the Mac Perry Public Archaeology Student Paper Competition To honor the memory of longtime CGCAS member Mac Perry’s dedication to bringing archaeological knowledge to the public, CGCAS recently established a student paper competition in his name. Through this competition, CGCAS hopes to promote the dissemination of archaeological research and findings to the general public in an engaging manner. First prize for this competition is $100 while second place is $50. The first and second place…

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Weedon Island Guided Hike

March 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2018

Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL United States
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Free

This is a guided hike through mangrove and upland ecosystems of Weedon Island Preserve. Learn about the coastal environment and the early residents of Weedon Island Preserve. Participants are encouraged to wear a hat and closed-toe shoes, and to bring a water bottle. This hike is ~1.5 miles in length along a boardwalk trail. All ages are welcome but children younger than 6 years old may find this hike challenging. For more information please contact the WIP Cultural and Natural…

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Wee-Time at Weedon

March 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on March 22, 2018 at 10:30am

Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL United States
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Free

This program is designed to introduce pre-school children to the wonders of the natural and cultural world. Every second and fourth Thursday of each month, children are treated to a variety of stories and hands-on activities that connect them to their environment. This activity is recommended for ages 3 to 5. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required for children, but accompanying adults do not need to register themselves. For more information please contact (727) 453-6500 Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wee-time-at-weedon-tickets-42594820254

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Evenings with the Author: Tim Dorsey

March 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL United States
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Free

Great works of literature can be entertaining or educational but they all share the ability to transport the reader to a different time or place through their stories. Join us at Weedon Island Preserve for Evenings with the Author, a program that introduces readers to the masterminds behind some of their favorite stories and provides a look into the history of how these books were written. This Evening's guest will be Tim Dorsey, an iconic Florida writer who is well…

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Weedon Island Guided Hike

March 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2018

Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL United States
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Free

This is a guided hike through mangrove and upland ecosystems of Weedon Island Preserve. Learn about the coastal environment and the early residents of Weedon Island Preserve. Participants are encouraged to wear a hat and closed-toe shoes, and to bring a water bottle. This hike is ~1.5 miles in length along a boardwalk trail. All ages are welcome but children younger than 6 years old may find this hike challenging. For more information please contact the WIP Cultural and Natural…

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Weedon Island Guided Hike

March 31 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2018

Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL United States
+ Google Map
Free

This is a guided hike through mangrove and upland ecosystems of Weedon Island Preserve. Learn about the coastal environment and the early residents of Weedon Island Preserve. Participants are encouraged to wear a hat and closed-toe shoes, and to bring a water bottle. This hike is ~1.5 miles in length along a boardwalk trail. All ages are welcome but children younger than 6 years old may find this hike challenging. For more information please contact the WIP Cultural and Natural…

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Sensing Wildlife

March 31 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL United States
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Free

Despite the urbanization sweeping across the state, Florida maintains an exciting diversity of wildlife species, including those living in our backyards. During this very interactive, hands-on presentation, learn how increasing your outdoor awareness will assist you in noticing wildlife signs, as well as identifying wildlife presence without actually seeing any animals. Vocalizations, scats and tracks are only a few ways our Sensing Nature Florida Master Naturalist will lead you through your sensory awareness adventure. This program is recommended for ages…

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April 2018

Lawn & Garden Help Desk

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on March 2, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on April 6, 2018 at 10:00am

Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL United States
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Free

Our Master Gardeners provide solutions for all types of questions concerning garden, lawn, and landscape care. With the backing of research-based information from the University of Florida our staff of horticulturists offer sound expert advice to walk-in customers. The help desk is available first-come, first served, but to assist with staffing we request that walk-ins register for service. For help with plant identification, please bring in a representative sample of the plant (leaves, stem, fruit or flowers). If it's not…

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