Join us as we help raise awareness for shark conservation all week long during Shark Week 2017!

For Block 3 (1)We are beyond excited to announce that Nature’s Academy has once again been featured in a well-known magazine! The Ranger Rick Magazine Citizen Science Issue hit newsstands and mailboxes in June/July and is now available. This issue focuses on the partnership between our organization and the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS). Together, our organizations have developed a website where citizen science data on water quality, biodiversity, and coastal cleanups can be uploaded and analyzed. The goal of our Citizen Science Database is to allow students from all parts of the world to see and compare each other’s data. Click here to submit your own citizen science data and get involved today!

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Ranger Rick Magazine is a children’s magazine published by the National Wildlife Federation. The magazine’s primary goal is to instill passion for nature and to promote outdoor activities. Offering activities for children ages 7 and up, this magazine inspires them to be more actively involved in the environment.

Several months ago, Nature’s Academy was visited by Ranger Rick photographer Joanna Pinneo. She spent several days capturing the experiences of our students and was able to visit our Nature’s Academy education classroom at Fort De Soto Park. There she witnessed our students conducting shark dissections, biodiversity studies and learning how to assess water quality before finishing the day with kayaking and snorkeling.

Learn more about our Nature’s Academy programs and why our mission is so important by accessing the whole article here!