Weedon Historians Profile Prehistoric Animals
Journey back into Florida's past when the saber cat, giant sloth, mammoth, giant tortoise and bison roamed the Sunshine State. During hands-on activities with biologists, participants will investigate millions-of-year-old animal fossils and float back in time when mega-fauna ruled our coastal habitats.
This free event, Wild Florida-Prehistoric Florida, takes place Saturday, April 10, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center. It is recommended for all ages. Pre-registration is required.
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 register for programs, call (727) 453-6500.
To learn more about Weedon Island Preserve or to register for programs and seminars, visit Weedon Island Preserve or call (727) 453-6500. For more information on Pinellas County's Environmental Lands Division, visit Environment Management or call (727) 453-6800.
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