Tee It Up at the South Florida Science Center’s Conservation Cup

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Hit the links for a good cause. Revenue raised from this annual golf tournament supports the Center’s Conservation Course, an 18-hole miniature golf course designed courtesy of Jim Fazio and Gary Nicklaus. Each hole is named and associated with a plant or animal species indigenous to the State of Florida, especially our nearby Everglades habitat.

Here are the details:

Conservation Cup Better Ball Tournament
Monday, October 24th, 2016
Mayacoo Lakes Country Club

Player information:
$500 Per Two Person Team
$1000 Per Foursome

Event Schedule:
10:30am Registration and Welcome Lunch
11:30am Putting Contest
11:45am Rules Review
12:00pm Shotgun Start
5:30pm Cocktail Party & Awards Presentation

Click here to register as a 2-some
Click here to register as a 4-some

Go Green This Saturday

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Looking for a family-friendly (and eco-friendly) activity this weekend? Check out the e4 Life Green Health & Wellness Expo at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium this Saturday, July 23 from 10A-4P.

It’s an opportunity for the community to learn more about healthy living, sustainable initiatives and environmental conservation.

In partnership with the West Palm Beach Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, the Expo features fun and educational activities for the entire family – all promoting a healthy lifestyle though vendor exhibits, demonstrations, give-a-ways, tastings and much more.

Activities include healthy food preparation demonstrations, gardening workshops, information about carbon footprint reduction, energy efficiency, transportation, environmentally preferable purchasing and other sustainable/conservation subjects. Representatives from the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society will be there to discuss their on-site conservation programs.

RGF Environmental will also be on-site at the e4 Life Expo with the “LamborGreenie”. Don’t miss your chance to take a picture with this extremely rare, eco-friendly electric car that’s based on the famous Lamborghini Diablo.

FREE Planetarium Shows during the event
“Life of Trees” @ 11am, 1pm, 3pm & 5pm
“The Earth and Me” @ 12pm, 2pm & 4pm

Ticket price is included with general paid admission to the Science Center and free for Science Center members.

For more information, call (561) 832-1988.

 

Run and Fun In the Southend This Saturday

It’s a Saturday filled with activity and adventure in the Southend this weekend.

Pound your protein smoothie and throw on your running shoes for the Stacey Konwiser Memorial Save the Tiger 5K  at the Palm Beach Zoo. This year’s race is all the more special as it pays tribute to the life of the Zoo’s beloved Lead Keeper and her love of all cats…especially tigers.

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In honor of Stacey, Team AC-27, named after her radio call sign and comprised of several zookeepers and other staff, will also be running and walking in the race. Team AC-27’s ‘virtual team’ is now comprised of 120 people across 17 states! There will also be a ‘Remembrance Table’ in the fountain area where attendees can leave notes of encouragement for Stacey and her loved ones.

You’ll run or walk through the beautiful paths of Dreher Park and finish the race inside the Palm Beach Zoo passing the Tiger River habitat where 2 of the Zoo’s 4 Malayan tigers reside. You’ll also run past wallabies, Fennec foxes, New Guinea singing dogs, ocelots, and siamang gibbons on your way to the finish line at the fountain plaza.

Your registration includes admission to the Zoo for the day and discount coupons for friends and family to see you finish and explore the Zoo for the day. And, for the first time ever, every runner/walker registered will receive a shirt. (Note: The first 650 registered will be able to pick up their shirt at a packet pickup location or at race day check-in. Everyone from #651 on will get their shirt after race day.)

The Malayan tiger is the most endangered of the 5 remaining species of tigers. It’s estimated that there are fewer than 250 in the wild. The Palm Beach Zoo works closely with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), supporting species and habitat research and protection at Endau-Rompin National Park in Malaysia. A portion of each participant’s race registration fee helps fund the Zoo’s involvement with WCS.

Awards will be given in the following categories:
Top 3 Overall Male & Female
Top 3 Masters Male & Female
Top 3 Male ages 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
Top 3 Female ages 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80

Ready to find your stride? It’s not too late. Registration info and prices can be found here.

Cool down and tech up by walking over to the nearby South Florida Center and Aquarium for their Palm Beach Mini Maker Fairehosted in partnership with Hacklab North Boynton.

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This Maker Faire showcases the amazing work of all kinds and ages of makers—anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.

Bring the whole family and experience DIY robotics, Soldering Workshops, 3D Printing, Drones, Live Science Demos, Glass Blowing, Local Artists and so much more.

To find out more and RSVP, click here.

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Palm Beach Zoo
1301 Summit Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405-3035
(561) 547-9453

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South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
4801 Dreher Trail North
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
(561) 832-1988

 

Sweet Dreams at the South Florida Science Center

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Valentine’s Day may be over, but let the chocolate fountain continue to flow. Join the South Florida Science Center for their 11th Annual Science of Chocolate, this Saturday, February 20 from 11AM-5PM.

During this 6-hour event, visitors will learn the science behind how chocolate is made, the chemical properties of chocolate, as well as its potential health benefits. Activities include liquid nitrogen chocolate ice cream, frozen chocolate molds, chocolate samples, a never-ending chocolate fountain from Hoffman’s Chocolates, and chocolate-related crafts and activities.

It’s a delicious opportunity for chocolate-lovers of all ages.

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