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New AP STEM courses hitting Hillsborough high schools next Fall

New AP STEM courses hitting Hillsborough high schools next Fall

Tampa, Florida--  Hillsborough County students can look forward to a wider selection of Advanced Placement courses at 11 high schools this coming fall.

According to Hillsborough Public Schools reps, the schools were selected to participate in the College Board's new AP STEM Access Porgram, designed to increase the number of female and minority students who enroll in the courses nationwide. 

(IYN) Freedom Festival July 3rd, Parks Ford of Wesley Chapel-Wiregrass shops opened July 4th

(IYN) Freedom Festival July 3rd, Parks Ford of Wesley Chapel-Wiregrass shops opened July 4th

Wesley Chapel, Florida Celebrate the 4th of July a day early at the Wesley Chapel Freedom Festival!

The Parks Ford Wesley Chapel Freedom Festival will be held on July 3 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Shops at Wiregrass.  

It will be a family fun even with activities including:

  • Watermelon eating contest
  • Bicycle decorating contest
  • Little Miss & Mr Firecracker Pageant
  • Fireworks!

Check out the Facebook page for more information. 

Model train show at the Fairgrounds

Model train show at the Fairgrounds

Fairgrounds, Florida -- If you are a model train collector or just interested in trains come to the Railfair Model Train Show & Sale on Saturday, June 1.

The Golden Spike Enterprises Railroad is America's favorite traveling train show serving more states than any other show. Our shows feature operating model railroads, train dealers, collectors, hands-on exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, and much more! It is a great way to spend the day whether you’re an avid modeler or just looking for a fun and interesting day out with the family.

Pregnant silky shark makes it's way to MOSI in Tampa!

Pregnant silky shark makes it's way to MOSI in Tampa!

Tampa, Florida, – Sea Monsters Revealed, the most comprehensive and interactive exhibition on the magic of the deep sea, will reveal another mystery of the ocean this Thursday, May 23, at 5 p.m., when a pregnant shark will arrive at MOSI.. 

Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation Opens at Busch Gardens

Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation Opens at Busch Gardens

Tampa, Florida -- Busch Gardens® Tampa's newest live stage show "Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation" premieres this Saturday, May 18 in Stanleyville Theater. Guests will party along the characters from DreamWorks Animation's hit Madagascar franchise, including Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo and King Julien on a vacation adventure at Busch Gardens Tampa.

Kids can wear pj's to family story time

Kids can wear pj's to family story time

Ruskin, Florida - Kids can take their bedtime bath and talk their parents into taking them to the Ruskin library for their bedtime story this Thursday, May 16 from 7 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Organizers say there will be stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts during the 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading.

Children are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring a blanket and their favorite cuddly toy.

"How Do Dinosaurs Play?"- a part of MOSI's Summer Science Camps

"How Do Dinosaurs Play?"- a part of MOSI's Summer Science Camps

Tampa, Florida-- Go on a dino egg hunt, play T-rex Twister, and learn to roar like a  Parasaurolophus. Stomp, chomp and swish your tail as we find out what makes dinosaurs so cool!

 

It's all part of MOSI's "How do Dinosaurs Play?" two-day camps held July 15th and 17th or July 16th and 18th for two and three year-olds: