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The St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center and the Wetland and Aquatic Research Center celebrated science with the St. Petersburg community by participating in-person at the 2023 St. Petersburg Science Festival.

Collage of images showing events at an outdoor science festival
Photo-collage of displays at the 2023 St. Petersburg Science Festival.

For more than 10 years, the St. Petersburg Science Festival has showcased STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) activities with elementary school children and the public over a two-day event. The USGS has been a supporter of this event since its inception, and is a premiere exhibitor at this year’s event. The St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center had several hands-on activities including a coastal erosion simulation, vibracoring activity, and a paleoclimate lesson as well as opportunities to climb aboard our personal watercraft (i.e., jetskis) and create origami sea creatures. The Wetland and Aquatic Research Center had activities focused on imperiled and invasive species—critical topics in the state of Florida – including a demonstration of how scientists collect environmental DNA from water samples. Many dedicated people assisted with preparing for and staffing this year’s event!

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