New Age NASCAR

11/30/09 Jon Butts
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On December 8th, the Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society and the St Pete Audubon Chapter will be having their annual Holiday Conservation Celebration at the Pinellas County Extension Center on 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. This event will start at 6:30PM and the speaker will be Professor Douglas Tallamy, author of “Bringing Nature Home”. Douglas Joined the program for a short interview about how native plants sustain wildlife, and related topics he will speak about next Tuesday.

Then we shifted gears to a new age NASCAR program, with students from three of our local schools. This coming Saturday at the Brandon High School Stadium, on 1101 Victoria St., will be the final Electrathon race of the year. Students design, build and drive these small electric powered cars, powering their cars for one hour on similar sized batteries, with the winner completing the most laps. This will be the future of human transportation as our fossil fuel reserves decline. Check out their web site at http://www.electrathonoftampabay.org.

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