Xpress, the Coolest Section of the St. Petersburg Times, is the home for features, news and views of interest to young readers. Most of the work in Xpress, which appears on Mondays in Floridian, is produced by the Times' X-Team. The team of journalists ages 9-17 from around the Tampa Bay area is selected every year at the end of the school year to serve during the following school term. The current team of 12 was chosen out of 150 applicants. Watch for X-Team application forms in Xpress during the month of May.

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[Times photo: Janel Schroeder-Norton]
Chaise Dunn, 10, above right, faces off with the skull of a carnivore while classmate Jordan Mast, 10, examines the specimen at the Energy and Marine Center in Port Richey. The students from Zephyrhills Elementary School were on a field trip to the center, located on a coastal hammock in the Salt Springs Estuary in Pasco County. The center, part of the Pasco school district, offers programs for Pasco students on such topics as marine and mangrove ecology and the natural history of the coast. Below, Zephyrhills students Brittany Selbert, 9, and Amber Yeomans, 10, carry their net to deeper water. Their class spent the day collecting fish and other marine creatures and learning about swamp wildlife.

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