MarineQuest 2017

By Michelle Kerr

Voyage into science at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute at MarineQuest 2017!

Making nerdy cool since 1995, this free, family-friendly event features more than 60 exhibits from FWC and other conservation organizations. Visitors can explore and play throughout the indoor and outdoor activities, including touch tanks, face-painting, archery, and more.

Held in conjunction with the St. Petersburg Science Festival, MarineQuest visitors get an exclusive look into Florida’s latest fish and wildlife research.

This year’s event will feature a speaker series where guests can learn about manatee rescues, sharks, coyotes, and other interesting talks by FWC’s experts.

About the MarineQuest logo:
Focus in on fish and wildlife research through the eyes of a scientist at MarineQuest. Microscopes help scientists see the big picture. From seagrasses to grasshopper sparrows, the 43 unique icons of plants and animals that make up this microscope image represent the Institute’s five research sections: Ecosystem Assessment and Restoration, Freshwater Fisheries Research, Information Science and Management, Marine Fisheries Research, and Wildlife Research.