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Stars to Starfish - Riverview High School - Open House

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Riverview High School will hold an open house to showcase its Eagle Native Plant Nature Trail, planetarium and AquaDome Saturday, Nov. 21. The event is free to the public and will include tours of the nature trail from 5:30-6:30 and the AquaDome from 6:30-9:00 p.m. and planetarium shows from 7:00-10:00 p.m. For those interested in stargazing, the Observers Club will be on site with telescopes.

The nature trail, which was unveiled to the public in May 2014, is an extension of the school’s Stars to Starfish program, which focuses on the sky with its planetarium, the sea in its AquaDome and now the earth with its nature trail.

The Eagle Native Plant Nature Trail was developed by students and includes 600 linear feet of trail with more than 1,600 plants (representing 53 species that are native to Florida) and a water pond and surrounding garden, all housed within five ecosystems. Students planted much of the foliage during the week in late April that included Earth Day.

The Eagle Native Plant Nature Trail was made possible by grants from the Education Foundation of Sarasota County, the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

Riverview High School is located at 1 Ram Way, off Proctor Road east of U.S. 41.