King Tide Photo Exhibit Continues Tour in 2015
Tampa Bay Estuary Program and the Science Center of Pinellas County are presenting Chasing the Waves: The King Tide, a traveling photo exhibit illustrating rising tides and the impact they have on flooding. The exhibit is designed to raise public awareness of the impact rising seas and climate change have on shorelines and communities and should be important considerations when considering building or buying property near a shoreline.
The exhibit will travel through St. Petersburg in the first half of 2015.
King tides are extremely high tides that occur twice a year, in the spring and fall, when the earth, sun, and moon align and the gravitational pull is at its greatest.
Photos in "Chasing The Waves" include local images, as well as photos from Australia, California and small Pacific Island nations, showing the global significance of sea level rise.
The exhibit schedule is as follows:
Municipal Services Building, One Fourth Street North, downtown St. Petersburg. The public can view the exhibit from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through January 30.
Science Center of Pinellas County, 7701 22nd Avenue North, will host the exhibit from February 2-20 - Viewing hours are 8:30 to 11 a.m., Monday through Friday.
Mirror Lake Community Library, 280 Fifth Street North from February 23 to March 13 - Viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
Willis S. Johns Center, 6635 Dr. M.L. King Jr. Street North, March 16 to April 3 - Viewing hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
The Childs Park Center, 4301 13th Avenue South, will host the photo series from April 6 to 24 - with viewing hours from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
J.W. Cate Center, 5801 22nd Avenue North from April 27 to May 15 - Viewing hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays; 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays; 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Avenue South. May 18 to June 5 - Viewing hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, except Wednesday, when the Center closes at 5 p.m.