Festival of Flight!

Audubon Florida will be on hand to discuss the wonders of our native shorebirds. Photo credit: Carrie Stevenson, UF IFAS Extension

Discover the science in our community through engaging activities, special presentations, and more during the Gulf Coast Science Festival. The Festival, from March 8 through 17, will find guests of all ages exploring science and technology at a variety of free events throughout our community.

The Northwest Florida Modelers will be flying their remote control planes during this year’s Festival of Flight in Molino. Photo credit: Francis Turchi

The Festival of Flight on Saturday, March 10 will feature all things flying. Special demonstrations of drones and model planes will excite the guests with the marvels of technology, while bird and honeybee presentations will amaze with nature. The UWF Argo Armada Rocket Team will be on hand to show off their competition rocket,and the Pensacola MESS Hall and Escambia County 4-H program will have fun hands-on activities for kids. Held at the UF IFAS Extension Escambia 4-H Livestock Facility (5600 Chalker Road, Molino), this free event will be from 10 AM – 2 PM.

Exhibitors include: Northwest Florida Modelers, Inc. (planes), Pensacola FPV Racers (drones), Pensacola MESS Hall, Audubon Florida, Escambia County 4-H, National Naval Aviation Museum, the UWF Argo Armada Rocket Team, and the Escarosa Beekeepers Association.

For more information, contact Carrie Stevenson at UF IFAS Extension at ctsteven@ufl.edu or 850-475-5230. Visit http://gulfcoastsciencefestival.org/schedule/ for a full schedule of community events.