Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Nancy and Katrina at The Pier Aquarium Book Nook by the Bay, St. Petersburg, FL (June 9)

Special Guest bestselling and award-winning Author Nancy Stewart will read from her newest book, Katrina and Winter: Partners in Courage, the authorized biography of young girl whose life changed after a meeting with Clearwater Marine Aquarium's famous tail-less dolphin five years ago.

Book Nook by the Bay Schedule

10:30am Fresh Fish Theater Craft Activity and Meet Nancy Stewart and Katrina Simpkins
11am Nancy reads excepts from her book; Katrina will answer questions about the stories
11:30 am Craft activity continues
11:45am Book signing

About Book Nook by the Bay

The Pier Aquarium's Book Nook is a first Saturday-of-the-month literary event featuring Fresh Fish Theater and craft activity. Featured Creature facts, suggested reading by Youth Service Coordinator Beth Lindsey from the St. Petersburg Public Library System, the aquarium's marine science library and, of course, the reading of books. It is free with a paid aquarium admission.

About The Pier Aquarium

Colorful tropical fish in the Invertebrate Tank
Established in 1988, The Pier Aquarium is a private, non-profit aquarium and marine education center located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida at The Pier. It showcases 17 tanks of live fish and other marine life and educational exhibits on the first and second floors and an outdoor marine laboratory and teaching unit, the Roy G. Harrell, Jr. Education Station, located on the Pier approach.

Its mission is to enhance the public’s understanding of the value and fragility of the local and global marine environment through research, education and personal experiences. The Pier Aquarium serves as the "public face” for the St. Petersburg Ocean Team’s research, innovation and technology. The Ocean Team is a consortium of 14 marine science and oceanographic institutions and environmental research agencies in the Southeast and one of the top such industry clusters in the nation.

More than 65,000 visitors, including 15,000 who participate in our scheduled educational programs, come to The Pier Aquarium annually to attend our Saturday programs, an annual free marine discovery day and Summer Marine Adventures summer camp. Volunteers contribute more than 3,000 hours each year.

The Pier Aquarium has announced a move to John’s Pass Village, Madeira Beach, Florida and expansion to a 12,500 sq. ft. facility called the Secret of the Seas Marine Discovery Center and Aquarium by the end of December 2012.

Contact: Emily Stehle, APR
(727) 803-9799, ext. 207
cell (727) 688-7993, ext. 207

1 comment:

  1. Hi Nancy,

    I'm looking forward to hearing all about your event! Congratulations! I'm sure it was a huge success.

    Warm regards,