Sixth annual
“Ripples on the River”

WHAT: An opportunity for people of all ages to discover what marine research is all about

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18

WHERE: Jacksonville University’s Marine Science Research Institute (MSRI) on the riverfront.


DETAILS: The first 200 youths receive a free rod and reel from Fish Florida. The event will feature live music; a fishing clinic by TV personality Capt. Don Dingman; tours of the beautiful new W.C. and Susan Gentry Boardwalk and Nature Preserve; SeaBest Seafood and hot dogs, chips and slaw for for lunch; Sweetwater Beer samples; a critter touch tank by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; and tours of the MSRI.

COST: $10 per adult, children free; payable at the door (cash and checks)

ABOUT THE MSRI: The MSRI is the premier biological and environmental research and education facility on the St. Johns River. The two-story, 32,000-square-foot “certified-green” building has classrooms, laboratories, offices for the St. Johns Riverkeeper and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and areas for teaching Duval County public school students.

RSVP: By May 10 to Lauren at (904) 256-7095

INFO: Dr. Quinton White Jr., executive director of the MSRI, (904) 256-7766 or