Feb. 9, 9am-5pm,Tampa Bay Estuary Program Management and Policy Board meetings at Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council. Call 727-893-2765 or visit www.tbep.org.
Feb. 10, 1pm, NASA scientist Ray Romanella speaks on the “Orion” project and what’s next after the space shuttle at the Science Center of Pinellas County. Call 727-384-0027 or visit www.sciencecenterofpinellas.com.
Feb. 10, 9-11am, “Swimming Against the Tides,” part of Mote Marine’s Second Saturday family programming. Registration required, call 941-388-4441 ext. 229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb. 10, 10:30am-12:30pm, The Nocturnal Owl, Weedon Island Preserve. Examine the life history and ecology of one of Florida’s most interesting nocturnal creatures. Registration required, call 727-453-6500.
Feb. 10, 1-2pm, Paradise Lost? Join Jack E. Davis from the University of Florida as he talks about the natural side of the human saga in Florida’s history at the Brooker Creek Preserve. Registration required, call 727-453-6800.
Feb. 10, Morris Bridge Extreme Hike in Tampa with St. Petersburg Audubon Society. Plan to get your feet wet. Contact Lourdes Bielsa, 727-577-9193 or visit www.stpeteaudubon.org.
Feb. 11, 1-3pm, Geo-Cache to Hidden Natural Wonders, Brooker Creek Preserve. Learn about the new sport of “geocaching” that combines technology, adventure and the outdoors and search for hidden treasures. Registration required, call 727-453-6800.
Feb. 12, 7pm, “Shadow Divers: Mystery and Adventure on the Bottom of the Atlantic” with author Robert Kurson in Mote’s lecture series “Inspiration Journeys.” Call 941-388-4441 or visit www.mote.org.
Feb. 15, 6:30-8pm, Weedon or Weeden? Why Archaeologists Can’t Spell and Other Tales of Weedon Island with Jerald T. Milanich, curator in archaeology, Florida Museum of Natural History Central Gulf Coast Archaeological Society. Registration required, call 727-453-6500.
Feb. 17-18, “Venture Out” with Pathfinder Outdoor Education family programs combining recreation, adventure and education. Programs also scheduled March 10-11 and April 14-15. Call 727-328-0305 or visit www.pathfinder-ed.org.
Feb. 17 and April 14, “ReLive History” Cruise aboard the SS American Victory. Step back in time aboard this 455-foot, steam-powered icon of America’s merchant maritime. Call 813.228.8766 or visit www.americanvictory.org.
Feb. 17, 9-10:30am, Rain Barrel Workshop, Pinellas County Extension. Learn how to collect rainwater from your roof. Free rain barrels will be provided to the first 125 Pinellas County households to register. Call 727-582-2673.
Feb. 17-19, St. Pete Audubon Society trip to Lake Kissimmee State Park. Camping weekend with hiking, birding, and potluck dinner. Call 727-397-3952.
Feb. 18, 1-2pm, Night Hunters Owls of Brooker Creek Preserve. Take a close-up look at the preserve’s owls and learn to identify these birds, recognize their calls and dissect a pellet to discover what they eat. Registration required, call 727-453-6800.
Feb. 18, Tampa Audubon Society field trip to Fort DeSoto Park. Contact 813-948-8516.
Feb. 19, 7pm, “Inner Space: The Biology of the Deep Sea” with John Morrissey, Ph.D., professor of biology, Hofstra University, continuing Mote’s lecture series “Inspiration Journeys.” Call 941-388-4441 or visit www.mote.org.
Feb. 20, 10-11:30am & 6:30-8pm, Spring Lawn Care and Maintenance, Pinellas County Extension. Registration required, call 727-582-2673.
Feb. 20, 7pm, “Coral Reefs in the 21st Century Is the Past the Key to the Future?” with Professor Pamela Hallock Muller, University of South Florida College of Marine Science, featured speaker at the St. Petersburg Audubon Society’s monthly meeting. Call 727-398-4124 or visit www.stpeteaudubon.org.
Feb. 20, 6-9pm, Landscape Design Workshop, Hillsborough County Extension. Registration required, call 813-744-5519, ext. 144.
Feb. 21, 10am-2pm, Explore “The Kitchen” by kayak with the American Littoral Society. Call 941-966-7308.
Feb. 23-26, Seventh Annual Battle of Ballast Point, Fort DeSoto County Park. Experience the re-enactment of this important Civil War battle. Contact 727-430-8136 or visit http://www.angelfire.com/pa5/97pavolinf/2007fortdesoto.html.
Feb. 24, 7am, Joint trip with Sarasota and St. Petersburg Audubon Societies to Celery Fields, Sarasota. Contact 941-355-1709.
Feb. 24, Compost Happens (8:30-9:30am) & Water Wise Workshop (10:30am-noon), Hillsborough County Extension. Registration required, call 813-744-5519, ext. 146.
Feb. 24, 8am, Visit Chinsegut Nature Center in Brooksville with Tampa Audubon Society. Contact 813-541-3920.
Feb. 24, 9:30am-1pm, Lakes & Pond Day 2007 sponsored by the Pinellas County Adopt-A-Pond Program at Weedon Island Preserve. Call 727-453-6500.
Feb. 24, 10-11:30am, Compost Happens, Brooker Creek Preserve. Registration required, call 727-453-6800.
Mar. 3, 9-10am, Migratory Bird Tour, Florida Botanical Gardens. Registration required, call 727-582-2673.
Mar. 3, 1-2pm, Journey Through Paradise: Pioneering Naturalists in Florida, Brooker Creek Preserve. Registration required, call 727-453-6800.
Mar. 3-4, Corkscrew Swamp and Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge plus tours of Sanibel Island with St. Petersburg Audubon Society. Call 727-321-3995 for reservations.
Mar. 4, 1-4pm, Meet the Artists Natural Florida: Perspectives & Perceptions, Brooker Creek Preserve. See the exhibit by Donna Bollenbach and Kathleen Finnerty who have been documenting the natural world for two decades. Exhibit open through Apr. 30 during regular center hours. Call 727-453-6800.
Mar. 7, 7pm, Discover rain gardens with a Hillsborough County master gardener at Bloomingdale Library. Call 813-635-1644.
Mar. 7, 6:30-8pm, Global Warming: Changing the CO2urse at Cypress Swamp Café, Brooker Creek Preserve. Explore ways to live a sustainable lifestyle. Registration required, call 727-453-6800.
Mar. 10, 10am-noon, Compost Happens Workshop, Pinellas County Extension. To register, call 727-582-2673.
Mar. 10, 9am-2pm, Spa Beach Splash at The Pier Aquarium. The annual family fun event held at Spa Beach and Education Station combines a marine science discovery day with outdoor activities exploring Tampa Bay.
Mar. 10, 10am-4pm, Florida Archaeology Month, Weedon Island Preserve. Explore the crafts and livelihood of Florida’s first people.
Mar. 10, 1-2pm, Independent Scholar & Chautauqua Performer, Brooker Creek Preserve. Follow the matriarch of Miami, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, as portrayed by Betty Jean Steinshouer, as she begins her crusade to restore the Everglades. Registration required, call 727-453-6800.
Mar. 10, 9-11am, Second Saturdays Family Program at Mote: Researching Manatees. Registration required, call 941-388-4441 ext. 229 or email email@example.com.
Mar. 10, Boyd Hill Preserve Wildlife Weekend. Environmental displays, booths, tours and programs for all ages. Visit www.stpete.org/boyd.
Mar. 11, 8am, Tampa Audubon Society field trip to Violet Curry site on Sinclair Hills Drive, Tampa. Contact Jo Anne Hartzler, 813-310-7676.
Mar. 13, 2-4pm, Tampa Bay Estuary Program Manatee Awareness Coalition meeting at Weedon Island Environmental Education Center. Visit www.tbep.org.
Mar. 13, 7pm, Butterfly Gardening with Hillsborough County master gardeners at Riverview Library. Call 813-273-3652, ext. 9.
Mar. 15, 6-9pm, Landscape Design Workshop, Hillsborough County Extension, Seffner. Registration required, call 813-744-5519 ext. 144.
March 16-18, Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference, held in Florida for the first time ever, at the University of Central Florida. Visit http://biology.ucf.edu/seec/.
Mar. 17, 5:45am, Florida Specialties Bus Trip with St. Petersburg Audubon Society. All-day bus trip around central Florida to discover the region’s unique birds. Reservations required, call 727-398-4124.
Mar. 24, 9am-1pm, Non-native Pet Amnesty Day, Crest Lake Park, Clearwater, sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Pinellas County Animal Services. Donate unwanted non-native pets free of charge with no questions asked. All donated pets will be examined by a licensed veterinarian and, if healthy, placed with willing adopters.
Mar. 24, 10:30am-noon, Rain Barrel Workshop, Pinellas County Extension. Registration required, call 727-582-2673.
Mar. 24, 10:30am-12:30pm, Florida Box Turtle Workshop, Weedon Island Preserve. Examine the life history and ecology of one of Florida’s most interesting animals. Registration required, call 727-453-6500.
Mar. 24, 21st Annual Run for the Turtles at Siesta Key Beach to benefit Mote Marine Laboratory’s Sea Turtle Research and Conservation Program. Call 941-388-4441, ext. 257 or visit www.mote.org.
Mar. 28, 3-5pm, Tampa Bay Estuary Program Community Advisory Committee meeting at Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council. Call 727-893-2765 or visit www.tbep.org.
Mar. 31, 9am-2pm, Master Gardener’s Spring Plant Sale, Pinellas County Extension, Largo. Purchase a broad selection of plants including a variety of native Florida plants, herbs, butterfly-friendly plants as well as shrubs, trees and seeds. Call 727-582-2599.
Mar. 31-Apr. 1, First of three workshops on turtles at Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center. turtle expert George Heinrich will conduct three workshops on turtles from different habitats: diamondback terrapins (coastal), gopher tortoises (uplands) and riverine turtles on Mar. 31-Apr.1, Apr. 14-15 and Apr. 28-29. Contact 727-865-6255 or visit www.heinrichecologicalservices.com.
Mar. 31, 7am, Joint field trip with Tampa Audubon and St. Petersburg Audubon Societies to Lettuce Lake Park. Contact 813-310-7676.
Apr. 4, 7pm, “The REAL Dining Out Guide to Florida,” Florida Native Plant Society’s monthly meeting at Moccasin Lake Nature Park with Dr. Anna Dixon and a hands-on program on “wild edibles.” Contact 813- 503-0317 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Apr. 14, St. Petersburg Audubon Society’s annual Bird-a-Thon Fund Raiser, Ft. DeSoto County Park. Join one of our teams or form your own for a friendly competition to raise funds for Audubon Adventures educational materials for children. Contact 727-398-4124.
Apr. 21, MarineQuest, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) annual open house featuring exhibits with hands-on displays and activities on the world of marine science and the fascinating topics FWRI scientists are exploring. School Daze programs, open to students in grades 4-12, are scheduled for Apr.19-20. Registration is required, visit www.myfwc.com or call 727-896-8626.
As this calendar is compiled on a quarterly basis, we strongly suggest that you contact sponsoring groups prior to the event. Additionally, some groups may require fees for participation in some events.
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