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What's new in St. Pete Science?

  • Flying Boat Brewing Company 1776 11th Avenue N St. Petersburg, FL 33713 United States (map)

The St. Petersburg Science Festival is right around the corner, and to kick off the annual celebration of all things science in St. Pete. Also the inaugural event of taste of science St. Pete!

This FREE event at Flying Boat Brewing will catch you up on what new science is happening in St. Pete! Join us and hear about the cool science happening in the Sunshine City. Come by on Thursday, 18 October to hear talks from three local researchers and kick off the St. Pete Science Festival!

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Dr. Maria Vega Rodriguez

Reclaimed Water and Marine Science, what does the scientist have to do with this? - This talk will provide a summary of Pinellas County Utilities - South Cross Bayou Advanced Water Reclamation Facility (AWRF) and how it plays a role with resource recovery and conservation. It will also provide a summary of Dr. M's work and her role as a marine scientist in a wastewater treatment plant.

About Dr. Vega Rodriguez: Maria (Dr. M) is the Technical Project Coordinator for the Pinellas County Utilities - South Cross Bayou Advanced Water Reclamation Facility (AWRF). The South Cross Bayou AWRF is the largest wastewater facility in Pinellas County.

Subject: Water Quality

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Stephanie Coutant

What’s up at your friendly local nature preserve? - An overview of Boyd Hill Nature Preserves mission and current happenings. Learn about programs, volunteer work and what happens behind the scenes for a prescribed fire at the preserve. There will also be a focus on any open wildlife surveys as well as what opportunities for future survey work need to be done.

About Ranger Coutant: Stephanie is a Nature Preserve Ranger and Volunteer Coordinator at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. Bachelors in Environmental Science from USFSP. At BHNP rangers primarily do environmental education, community outreach, and assist in coordinating various land management work and scientific surveys.

Subject: Natural Science, and Land management of preserve space and natural Florida Ecosystems.

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Brad Rosenheim

Pondering our future through mangroves, mud, and Antarctic ice - I will discuss the research projects that my research group is involved in from the Ten Thousand Islands to Subglacial Lake Mercer. The point of these projects is to better understand the role of carbon in climate change and in supporting extreme life in environments sensitive to climate change.

About Brad: I study climate change from the last deglaciation (20,000 y ago) to today. My research group uses sediment cores, corals, sponges, and other geologic records to perform our studies from Antarctica to the Gulf of Mexico.

Subject: Climate Change

Also, don't miss the St. Petersburg Science Festival 2018 and MarineQuest 2018 on Saturday, 20 October at USF St. PetersburgUniversity of South Florida College of Marine Science, and FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute!

Earlier Event: April 28
Comets, Chemistry, and Computers!
Later Event: November 1
Conversations on Cancer