No changes in the dry, mild weather forecast through the weekend into early next week. Near record highs inland will reach 80 or a little above with lows only in the 50s to low 60s. There will be late night/morning fog & low clouds but pretty high humidity will make it feel much more like spring. A cold front will finally arrive by Wed. night/Thu. bringing cooler air though no frigid air is likely anytime soon. Even though we've reached mid winter, most places in Eastern/Southern Duval Co. & points south have not yet hit freezing this season.
This nice stretch of weather will be great for outdoor activities including a trip to our beautiful Jax Zoo & Gardens:
Ring in the New Year with January Jackpot Discounts at the Jacksonville Zoo!
January 4, 2013 – Jacksonville, FL – The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens announced January Jackpot special discounts for the month of January. Start off the New Year right by saving money, and hit the jackpot in January…January Jackpot that is! In the month of January, 2013, come to the Zoo on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays and take advantage of special money-saving deals. January Jackpot discounts are as follows:
• $2 Tuesdays - Pay only $2 for general Zoo admission when you bring in the $2 coupon printed from jacksonvillezoo.org. Valid on January 15, 22, 29, 2013 only.
• WACKY Wednesdays - Spin our prize wheel for the chance to win 10-75% off admission, free carousel or train rides, free giraffe feedings, free drinks or gift shop discounts. Plus, go to jacksonvillezoo.org to check out the grand prize!
One spin per family. Prize winner will be given a coupon redeemable at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens location specified. Coupons valid the date received only: on January 9, 16, 23 or 30, 2013 only.
• $3 Thursdays - Pay only $3 for general Zoo admission when you bring in the $3 coupon printed from jacksonvillezoo.org. Valid on January 10, 17, 24 or 31, 2013, only.
• $5 Fridays - Pay only $5 general Zoo admission when you bring in the $5 coupon printed from jacksonvillezoo.org. Valid on January 11, 18, or 25, 2013 only.
“The expression ‘win – win’ may be overused…” said Tony Vecchio, executive director of Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. “…however, there’s no better way to describe these special January deals at the Zoo. We usually see the lowest number of visitors in January--so, these promotions will get more people visiting at a time of the year that is perfect for a great Zoo experience. And, these days, there are so many people looking for a great family activity at an affordable price that these deals will be irresistible.”
Coupons are required and must be printed from the website for each family discount except Wacky Wednesdays. Discounts offered in the month of January, 2013 only. Discounts cannot be combined with any other offer including Zoo Value Tickets. For more information, click ** here **.
NASA contest for High School students:
NASA "Earth Science" missions are kicking off a new video contest engaging high school age students to produce a video communicating NASA Earth Science to younger students. Students are consuming over 10 hours of media a day and video is increasingly important to communicate and inform about science. NASA is looking for talented High School students to create videos that engage students in Earth Science.
Winners will have their videos posted on NASA's website. They will also get the opportunity to be a NASA Producer working with NASA scientists and communication experts in July 2013 to produce an Earth Science feature video.
Who can enter?
The contest is open to high school residents of the United States Submissions can be by individuals or teams. Upload videos to YouTube and tag with "NASAREELscience2012" (it began in 2012) by 11:59pm EST on February 15, 2013. Check out Youtube for samples, and find details ** here **.