Have a “Green” Halloween!

Nature’s Academy hopes that everyone is enjoying the fall season so far. October is a time for fun and to celebrate family traditions, but remember to be environmentally aware. Did you know that Halloween can have a huge negative environmental impact? Though we may not realize it, holidays like Halloween provide opportunities for consumers to […]

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Microplastics: The BIG problem

Nature’s Academy is constantly evolving and finding new ways to educate our students on current issues surrounding their community. Last month we launched a new Citizen Science Program that focused on the increasing problems associated with microplastics. Students aided our efforts by taking and processing water samples, sediment samples and recording biodiversity data, as well […]

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GOMA Partners with Nature’s Academy to Combat Microplastic Epidemic

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) announced in mid-November that projects within the Gulf Star Program will be awarded grants to fund efforts associated with water quality, habitat resources, marine debris, and data sharing. These grant awards are funded by the 2016 Gulf Star partners, including all five Gulf States, NOAA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife […]

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Water Quality: Get Involved in the Discussion

What is water quality and why is it important? Water is all around us – it covers 71% of the earth in the form of oceans, lakes, rivers, ponds, streams and glaciers. Water constantly moves due to the water cycle, or the journey water takes as it circulates from the land to the sky and […]

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NEW Citizen Science Database is LIVE

Nature’s Academy is very excited to announce that our new publicly accessible citizen science database is officially live! The online database is a project developed by the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) Integrated Water Quality Network. Data is submitted by Nature’s Academy and the Galveston Bay Foundation (TX). To view the new […]

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