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RISING TIDE, CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT DOCUMENTED IN 'KING TIDE' EXHIBIT

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (January 9, 2015) – The public is invited to view series of photos illustrating rising tides and the impact they have on flooding when ‘Chasing the Waves: The King Tide’ exhibit begins a five month tour of St. Petersburg on Monday, January 12. The exhibit’s first stop will be at the Municipal Services Building, One Fourth Street North.  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 buying property with an ocean view.

The exhibit features local images, as well as examples of the effects of rising sea levels in California, Australia, and the Pacific Island nations and will be available for viewing from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through January 30 at the MSC Building.    

The exhibit then moves to the Science Center of Pinellas County, 7701 22nd Avenue North, which will host the exhibit from February 2-20. Viewing hours are 8:30 to 11 a.m., Monday through Friday.

The next stop will be at the 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.

From March 16 to April 3, the exhibit will visit the Willis S. Johns Center, 6635 Dr. M.L. King Jr. Street North. 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.

The exhibit visits the 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 Saturdays.

The exhibit’s final stop, May 18 to June 5, will be at the Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Avenue South. Viewing hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, except Wednesday, when the Center closes at 5 p.m.

The King Tide exhibit is sponsored by the Tampa Bay Estuary Program and the Science Center of Pinellas County. For more information, visit www.tbep.org/tampa_bay:_a_climate-ready_estuary-king_tide_traveling_photo_exhibit.html

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