A 'Wild' Day At The Capitol [SLIDE SHOW]

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Giddy school kids, live reptiles, and a host of lawmakers... Things are a little wild at the Capitol today!

It's all part of "Creating The Next Generation That Cares", an event hosted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

WCTV will bring you more from the jungle tonight on Eyewitness News.

Press Release: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Who: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

What: The FWC has invited local students and teachers to catch a glimpse of the Florida outdoors by participating in various activities that raise awareness about Florida's fish and wildlife. The "Creating the Next Generation That Cares" event is open to the public and activities will include a saltwater touch tank; demonstrations by one of the FWC's K-9 teams; a chance to become a "bear" for a little while and experience how bears search for berries and bugs to eat; a fishing-skills casting booth; a game to learn native Florida bird and animal species; a chance to see live reptiles and amphibians; a booth to make bird masks; and a chance to meet FWC officers and check out their law enforcement vehicles and equipment.

When: Tuesday, March 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Capitol courtyard, between the old and new capitol buildings

Why: "Creating the Next Generation That Cares" provides opportunities for young people to participate in outdoor activities that strengthen their connections with and support for fish and wildlife conservation.

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