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2/9/2018: Media Roundtable; STEM And Health Expo


Friday on First Coast Connect our weekly Media Roundtable featured Dan Scanlan from the Florida Times-Union, Folio Weekly editor Claire Goforth and Dave Cawton from the Financial News and Daily Record (01:13).

We heard about this weekend’s STEM and Health Expo and River City Science Academy with coordinator Sarah Niss (46:00).

Media Roundtable

Our panel discussed the possibility of the city’s privatizing JEA and the reaction so far from the public and City Council members,as well as a new initiative to pull children in Jacksonville and other cities out of poverty, and Visit Jacksonville’s new slogan and ad campaign “Jax: It’s easier here.”     

And on “Only in Florida,” Mount Dora homeowners are facing a fine for their artsy abode. Check out their Starry Night house.

STEM and Health Expo

A free kids’ event featuring dozens of hands-on activities in science, tech, engineering and math is happening at the River City Science Academy this weekend. It’s the school’s sixth annual STEM and Health Expo, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the campus on Beach Boulevard.

Throughout the day, River City Science Academy teachers and students will demonstrate large-scale experiments that pop, grow, explode and entertain. Guests of all ages are welcome.

Kevin Meerschaert can be reached at, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @KMeerschaertJax.