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Free childhood immunizations during National Infant Immunization Week

Free childhood immunizations during National Infant Immunization Week

Pinellas County, Florida -- Each year, thousands of children become ill from diseases that could have been prevented by basic childhood immunizations. Many more miss time from day care and school because they are under-immunized or inappropriately immunized.

Vaccines protecting children from diseases such as measles, whooping cough and polio are administered on a regular schedule as part of a child's course of care. Pediatricians, health providers and county health departments can provide vaccines at no cost to parents as part of the Vaccines for Children program.

"Making waves" educational speaker- Dr. Holli Byerly

"Making waves" educational speaker- Dr. Holli Byerly

Clearwater, Florida -- Clearwater Marine Aquarium's continues its free "making waves" Educational Speaker Series on Thursday, April 18. 

On this evening Dr. Holli Byerly of Dolphin Plus & Dolphin Cove will discuss the cutting edge research in the marine mammalogy field. 

Welcome and refreshments begin at 6:00 p.m. while the actual lecture takes place at 6:30 p.m. 

This event will take place at Bright House Theater at 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. 

Learning Your Digital Camera

Learning Your Digital Camera

Shelly Yanow, who plans to see all 50 states with her mother, attended the digital photography workshop Thursday night at the St. Pete Beach Community Center. The workshop, taught by Gabber reporter and photographer Cathy Salustri...

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Get rid of household hazardous waste

Get rid of household hazardous waste

Palm Harbor, Florida -- Drive up and drop off your hazardous and unwanted electronics and chemicals! Pinellas County Solid Waste offers this service free to county households. 

Drop-off time is from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Palm Harbor University High School which is located at 1900 Omaha St. in Palm Harbor.

Household electronics and chemicals - such as TVs, cell phones, computers, paints, motor oil, fertilizers and batteries - should never be dumped in the regular trash, drains, storm sewers or on the ground. 

Local businesses invest in STEM education due to employee shortage

Local businesses invest in STEM education due to employee shortage

Clearwater, Florida -- Tampa Bay businesses are stepping up to revitalize STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and increase the number of students who choose STEM majors and careers by adding scholarship opportunities for qualified students.

Dunedin Highland Middle students win regional math competition

Dunedin Highland Middle students win regional math competition

Dunedin, Florida -- Students from Dunedin Highland Middle School won first place in the overall team and team ciphering competitions at the regional MATHCOUNTS Competition. Dunedin Highland Middle also won five out of the ten top spots at last month’s competition.

On March 15, the Dunedin Highland team will travel to Orlando where they will participate in the state competition. The winner of that competition will head to Washington, DC for the May 10 National event, which will be aired live on ESPN 3.

Florida State Parks announces new, free mobile app

Florida State Parks announces new, free mobile app

Florida-- Trees, lakes, trails, wildlife- they're all things that come to mind when thinking about Florida's parks. Techonology, smartphones and applications, howeverm are probably the last things to come to mind- until now!

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Park Services department has announced the launch of their new, free mobile application, which will serve as an interactive guide for users on the go at any of Florida's 171 parks, trails and historic sites.