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Paper Pulp Artist
October 17 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Paper Pulp Artist to offer Special Demonstration at the History of Diving Museum
Looking for something fun and creative to do on Sunday, October 17th? In town for REEF Fest events, family vacation or live here? Stop by the History of Diving Museum from 11 am to 4 pm and join Kevin Abbott, chief naturalist, curator and creator for Jabebo Studio. Kevin will be hosting a paper-pulp art demonstration using a bicycle-powered blender to repurpose cereal boxes into pulp to be pressed into a starfish mold. Visitors will also have a chance to get gooey and make their own starfish or paint one that has already dried to take home. While you are at the Museum, learn more about exploring under the sea by strolling through the Exhibits at a reduced rate of just $12 ($3 off the adult price). In addition, bring in an empty cereal box to receive a free gift.
Jabebo aims to celebrate biodiversity and science education through its nature-themed products made out of repurposed cereal boxes. Kevin Abbott has a Wildlife Ecology degree from the University of Florida. He and his wife Mary have been making earrings together for over 20 years in a wide variety of themes ranging from bugs, birds and botanicals to dinosaurs, mammals and marine life. Stop by the Museum and see some of the pieces for yourself. If you are interested in a product that is not available on-site, you can easily place an order for delivery.
The History of Diving Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Islamorada (MM83). Both divers and land-lovers alike are amazed by over 4,000 years of “the quest to explore under the sea.” From early breath-hold diving to venturing into the abyss, see how pioneers shaped our understanding of the world below, and the special role that South Florida and the Florida Keys played in this untold story. The Museum also hosts two featured exhibits every year. Come see Diving in Pop Culture, on display through December 31st. Check out DivingMuseum.org to find out more, become a member or shop at the Museum Store.