Events

Mermaid Melissa speaking on the myths of mermaids & manatees at public event

WXCV & WXOF Production airing National Refuge Day PSA on the two biggest Radio stations (Citrus 95.3 & The Fox 96.3) in the County through 2pm Saturday!

Nat’l Wildlife Refuge Day set for Oct. 20

The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge will have its annual “Refuge Day” celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Admission to this event is free, but food and drink will be available for purchase.

For the second time, Refuge Day will take place at the Three Sisters Springs Property. Parking will take place at Kings Bay Plaza, with constant free shuttles to Three Sisters Springs starting at 9:45 a.m., and last one returning at 3:30 p.m. A number of local musicians will be playing folk music all day, and food and refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Crystal River NWR.

The event will host wildlife shows/exhibits such as live raptors, a musical garden, Mermaid Melissa talks (manatees and mermaids) and endangered species drumming and kites parades. Other children activities include an USGS manatee matching game, a marine tide pool touch tank, build your own bird kite and manatee, a giant manatee puzzle, and other wildlife identification activities.

Representatives from a variety of non-profit organizations and local and state outdoor agencies will be on hand to help promote Citrus County’s bountiful natural resources. Some of these included the Florida Wildlife Commission, Florida Park Service, Florida Public Archaeological Network, USGS and many more.


October 20th, 2012 Mermaid Melissa will do 2 public speaking seminar appearances touching on the myth of mermaids & manatees. She will end the event with a swimming demonstration for the public in Three Sisters Springs around the board walk for pictures.

http://www.citrusdaily.com/natl-wildlife-refuge-day-set-oct-20/2012/10/16/106884.html

Nat’l Wildlife Refuge Day set for Oct. 20

The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge will have its annual “Refuge Day” celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Admission to this event is free, but food and drink will be available for purchase.

For the second time, Refuge Day will take place at the Three Sisters Springs Property. Parking will take place at Kings Bay Plaza, with constant free shuttles to Three Sisters Springs starting at 9:45 a.m., and last one returning at 3:30 p.m. A number of local musicians will be playing folk music all day, and food and refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Crystal River NWR.

The event will host wildlife shows/exhibits such as live raptors, a musical garden, Mermaid Melissa talks (manatees and mermaids) and endangered species drumming and kites parades. Other children activities include an USGS manatee matching game, a marine tide pool touch tank, build your own bird kite and manatee, a giant manatee puzzle, and other wildlife identification activities.

Representatives from a variety of non-profit organizations and local and state outdoor agencies will be on hand to help promote Citrus County’s bountiful natural resources. Some of these included the Florida Wildlife Commission, Florida Park Service, Florida Public Archaeological Network, USGS and many more.

A look into one of last years events with Mermaid Melissa: