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Posted: 2013 Feb 08 - 06:06

Science Saturday set at Stetson's Gillespie Museum

Stetson University is looking for young scientists to participate in Science Saturdays.

The university will host "Volusia Sandhill Ecosystem Teaching Landscape" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Gillespie Museum, 234 E. Michigan Ave., DeLand.

The public may attend the new teaching landscape at the adjacent Rinker Environmental Learning Center.

The Teaching Landscape: Volusia Sandhill Ecosystem is a long-term project facilitated by Karen Cole, director of the Gillespie Museum, and Cindy Bennington, associate professor of biology at Stetson.

Funded by the Gillespie, the Biology Department, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Stetson Faculty/Staff Tree Fund, this outdoor classroom has also been awarded $10,000 from the Volusia County Tree Replacement Fund for establishing longleaf pines and other trees associated with the sandhill ecosystem; and $7,000 from the Florida Forest Department's Urban and Community Grant Program.

Science Saturday's activities will include: a little spade work in the landscape, art projects using natural materials from the sandhill habitat, and teaching stations on the basics of seed dispersal and pollination.

For more information, call (386) 822-7330 or e-mail gillespiemuseum@stetson.edu.




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