Science Center Hosts Health and Wellness Expo

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SCIENCE CENTER TO HOST 8th ANNUAL e4 LIFE: GREEN, HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO IN PARTNERSHIP WITH WEST PALM BEACH MAYOR’S OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY ON JULY 8

Free Planetarium Shows Featured, City of West Palm Beach Residents Receive Half-Off Admission

(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, in partnership with the West Palm Beach Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, is spreading the word about green initiatives and healthy lifestyles at the 8th Annual e4 Life: Green, Health and Wellness Expo Saturday, July 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. With tips, samples, workshops, giveaways, tastings and more, guests will experience the sights, smells and sounds of green living. West Palm Beach residents and city employees will get a healthy deal with half-off admission and free native tree giveaways. Must show proof of residency or employment to redeem. All guests will also enjoy free planetarium shows at the top of every hour in Palm Beach’s only full-dome planetarium. The two featured shows will be “Life of Trees” and “The Earth and Me.”

Activities include healthy food vendors, themed crafts, interactive mobile bus exhibits, gardening and DIY workshops, energy-efficient technology demonstrations and other sustainability projects.

Guests will also explore an interactive mobile exhibit from Water Ventures Florida’s Learning Lab. The converted semi-truck is a traveling science exhibit with hands-on experiences and learning labs focused on water education and awareness. A staff of trained educators travels across Florida in the lab to schools, fairs and communities to encourage water preservation and conservation.

“Wellness and science are inseparable,” said Lew Crampton, President and CEO of the Science Center. “We’re thrilled to host the 8th Annual e4 Life: Green, Health & Wellness Expo to help everyone learn about the power of healthy and sustainable living. We are proud to have our guests learn tips and tricks from local vendors and sponsors that will keep our earth healthy for generations to come. We are grateful to be partnering with the West Palm Beach Mayor’s Office of Sustainability again this year to help open every mind to science.”

During the day-long event, the Science Center’s regular exhibits will serve as a backdrop for interactive booths featuring Florida Power and Light, The Palm Beach Post, SkyBike West Palm Beach, Resource Depot, Busch Wildlife, and more.

“The City of West Palm Beach has been recognized as a 4-STAR Certified Community for promoting a healthy environment, strong economy, and well-being for all residents,” said West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio. “I am pleased the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is our valued partner on e4 Life to help West Palm Beach families make environmentally-conscious decisions in everyday life.”

To plant interest in environmental growth, the West Palm Beach Mayor’s Office of Sustainability will give out several native trees and water bottles, and will even raffle off rain barrels.

The e4 Life: Green Health & Wellness Expo is included with paid Science Center admission, and West Palm Beach city residents and city employees receive 50% off admission with a valid ID. Admission to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is $15 for adults, $11 for children ages 3 to 12, and $13 for seniors over the age of 60. Science Center members and children under 3 are free.

Currently on display at the Science Center is the newest exhibit, Amazing Butterflies. Guests are invited to embark on a challenging journey teaming friends with foes revealing the unusual relationship between caterpillars, butterflies and their natural surroundings. Adventure through the leaves, learn how to move like a caterpillar, discover an ant that reaps the reward of an unusual friendship, then transform into a butterfly and take flight!

The mission of the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is to “open every mind to science” and the indoor/outdoor venue features more than 100 hands-on educational exhibits, a 10,000 gallon fresh and salt water aquarium- featuring both local and exotic marine life, a digital planetarium, conservation research station, Florida exhibit hall, Pre-K focused “Discovery Center,” an interactive Everglades exhibit and the 18-hole Conservation Course – an outdoor putting course with science-focused education stations. For more information on these new offerings or SFSCA general information, call 561-832-1988 or visit www.sfsciencecenter.org. Like the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram @SFScienceCenter.

For more information about the West Palm Beach Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, please visit http://wpb.org/Departments/Sustainability/Overview; and follow on Twitter and Facebook @WPBgreen.
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