Weedon Island Preserve Schedules Adaptive Advantage Program
The diverse animals that call Pinellas County home are pretty special. Many have an advantage for survival - special adaptations. Just what makes these adaptations so special? Discover the answers to this and many more questions at the Animal Adaptive Advantage program offered at the Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center. Kids will have the ability to meet some of these wild survivors up close and learn just how they are outsmarting the competition. The presentation takes place at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 26. The seminar is presented by the Florida Aquarium Water Wheels Program. Admission is free and it is recommended for children ages 4 through 11. Registration is required, by calling (727) 453-6500.
Managed by the Pinellas County Department of Environmental Management's Environmental Lands Division, Weedon Island Preserve protects more than 3,700 acres of natural ecosystems and is located at 1800 Weedon Drive N.E. in St. Petersburg. The preserve is open to the public seven days a week, including holidays, from 7:00 a.m. to 15 minutes before sunset. It offers many outdoor activities including walking trails, a fishing pier and canoe/kayak launch.
The Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center welcomes visitors Thursday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The center is closed Sunday through Wednesday and holidays. The center features the permanent exhibit, Connecting People and Place, which is an art-inspired, hands-on educational approach to the area's history, ecology, and people. The center also hosts a wide range of programs and events for people of all ages.
To learn more about Weedon Island Preserve or to register for programs and seminars, visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org or call (727) 453-6500. For more information on Pinellas County's Environmental Lands Division, visit www.pinellascounty.org/environment or call (727) 453-6900.
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