Special Activities on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Timucuan Parks Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition at the Museum of Science and History. Admission to the museum is free courtesy of the City of Jacksonville’s Environmental Protection Board, the sponsor of Jax AquaFest. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the National Park Service will be teaching museum-goers about the benefits of living shorelines and how they are used to protect historic structures. Timucuan Parks Foundation will also be presenting its Wetlands Enviroscape which is a hands-model designed to show how things like litter, pet waste and fertilizers can affect the health and resilience of waterways and coastal ecosystems and how the community can help protect those waterways.
These activities at MOSH will be held in conjunction with Jax AquaFest which is a day of events designed to showcase ways the community can protect, reclaim and conserve water for future generations. It will include special guest speakers, guided tours, river tours, a touch tank, a museum scavenger hunt and face painting.
TPF’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition at MOSH runs through May 31, 2020. The exhibition, titled “Celebrate and Explore Our Wilderness Parks,” features works from local fine artist Kathy Stark, photographer Will Dickey and photographer and videographer Tom Schifanella. It also includes information about TPF’s decades of work to protect local parks and preserves and what they are doing moving forward to promote and enhance the natural areas. These activities are made possible by a sponsorship from Berry & Co. Real Estate.