Learn to help injured birds at free workshops
The Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary will hold two free workshops on assisting injured wild birds at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at the sanctuary, 18328 Gulf Blvd. The first, "Helping Baby Birds," will instruct volunteers how to tell if a baby bird needs help and how to care for it. The 1 p.m. workshop, "Hands-On Bird Rescue," will train volunteers on how to recognize injuries to birds, how to handle, rescue and transport the birds, or how and when to call an experienced rescuer. A boxed lunch will be provided between workshops for $10. Workshops are free. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (727) 391-6211 to reserve a spot.
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Students: Apply now for Poynter Institute
The Poynter Institute is accepting applications for its summer High School Journalism Program. The program is open to students interested in writing, photography, design, video or interactive online storytelling. Applications (www.poynter.org/highschoolprogram) are due March 27. Tuition is $500, which covers supplies, field trips and meals. Scholarships are available for students with financial need. Only a few seniors are selected, since they will miss the programs during the school year. For information call (727) 821-9494.
Ministry seeks van for patient transport
Solid Rock Christian Ministries, 4224 28th St. N, needs a passenger van to transport patients in its drug and alcohol recovery program. Solid Rock is a nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible. Call Tommy Slaton at (727) 521 6306 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.