Good Friday morning!

— I hope to have my latest installment in the Florida’s Greatest Menace (a history of antievolution efforts in Florida) up today or tonight. It’s amazing how history just keeps on repeating itself. As I was writing the article, it didn’t feel like I was reporting on events that happened more than two decades ago, but rather events that happened just a year or two ago. It’s a real odd feeling.

— The St. Petersburg Times education blog picked up on the Stick Science contest.

— I posted a while ago about a man from Florida doing some volunteer time on the Galapagos. Here’s an update from the field as Dale Foster relates how his first days went.

— The Florida A&M University (FAMU) chapter of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) will host the second annual Spring Science Carnival and Exposition from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, at the New Pharmacy Building. This community outreach event is free and open to the general public, specifically to all elementary, middle, and high school students. Some local scientific organizations scheduled to attend include the Challenger Museum, Florida Department of Law Enforcement Crime Lab, the Florida State University’s Magnet Lab, the Tallahassee Museum, as well as various science departments from FAMU.

— Kids 12 and older can try scuba diving this weekend, in the world’s largest international mobile scuba diving pool at the Museum of Discovery and Science Saturday through Monday. The Be a Diver Pool is four feet deep and 20 by 30 feet, with 15,000 gallons of water, presented as part of the museum’s ”Exploring Our Oceans” event. Equipment will be provided — along with towels, hair dryers and mirrors.

About Brandon Haught

Communications Director for Florida Citizens for Science.
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