2008 Events Calendar

FISH-ful Saturdays are sponsored in part by the Pinellas County Commission through the Pinellas County Cultural Affairs Department's Cultural Development Grant Program.

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Jan. 5 FISH-ful Saturday Celebrates NOAA's 200th Anniversary: Deep Sea Habitats Book Nook by the Bay, noon-2pm, second floor Aquarium. Learn about hydrothermal vents and the animals that live there.
  
Jan. 19 FISH-ful Saturday Celebrates NOAA's 200th Anniversary: The Ocean Drugstore, noon-2pm, second floor Aquarium. Learn about how scientists are curing diseases with marine organisms.
     
Jan. 26 Weedon Island Bird Quest: visit our partners for a special event to count birds, 8-9:30am. Registration required. www.weedonislandcenter.org, (727) 453-6500.
  
Feb. 2 FISH-ful Saturday Celebrates NOAA's 200th Anniversary: Earth Origami, noon-2pm, second floor Aquarium. Learn how NOAA's scientists use 3-D models to gather information about the earth and the role natural forces play in shaping it.
Feb. 16 FISH-ful Saturday Celebrates NOAA's 200th Anniversary: Recognizing Aliens, noon-2pm, second floor Aquarium. NOAA has a group of scientists that helps identify alien species before they become invasive. Test your alien recognition skills.
  
Feb. 23 National Ocean Science Spoonbill Bowl, Florida Regional: The Pier Aquarium is a proud sponsor of this event scheduled at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg campus.
        
March 1 FISH-ful Saturday Celebrates NOAA's 200th Anniversary: Species Origami, noon-2pm, second floor Aquarium. Using the delicate art of Japanese paper folding, we will discover the fragility of several of the world's endangered species.
  
March 8  Spa Beach Splash, 10am-1pm, Spa Beach and the Roy G. Harrell, Jr. Education Station. This is The Pier Aquarium's free marine discovery day with several partners.
    
March 15 Girl Scout/Brownie Workshop: Earn the Try-It "Water Everywhere" at The Pier Aquarium. 10am-noon, second floor Aquarium.
March 15 FISH-ful Saturday Celebrates NOAA's 200th Anniversary: Unexplored Territory, noon-2pm, second floor Aquarium. NOAA's scientists say there are more than 200,000 species of fish in our ocean, but most of the ocean still remains unexplored. Learn how they navigate and create your own fish mobile.
April 19 Marine Quest: See The Pier Aquarium's exhibit at Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions's biggest marine science exploration day. Free to the public. Contact FWC for information: (727) 896-8626.
     
May 17 FISH-ful Saturday: The Pier Aquarium's Kids' Fishing Tournament, 8:30am-noon
 The Kids' Fishing Tournament is back with more fun than ever! Kids 12 years old and younger learn about fishing, fish from the Pier and can win ribbons, trophies and other prizes. $1 registration.

Opening Day of Counting on Fish, a new interactive exhibit on sportfish with touch screens, displays, models and art illustrations
     
June 7 FISH-ful Saturday: ROV Workshop, noon-2pm, second floor Aquarium. Learn how to build a remote operated vehicle using simple hardware store materials. Participants will build and fly (in the water) an ROV during class.
     
June 21 FISH-ful Saturday Celebrates NOAA's 200th Anniversary: Hurricanes at Book Nook by the Bay, noon-2pm, second floor Aquarium. Participants will learn about tracking maps, how hurricanes are named and where they come from.