Getting More than Just Fresh Air Through Outdoor Education

Dr. Frances E Kuo of the University of Illinois is one of many researchers across the country studying the effects of outdoor education on students of all ages. A recent study completed in late 2018 by Kuo and her team found that after an outdoor lesson, teachers reduced their redirects (taking breaks from content to […]

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Watershed Game Seminar!

Nature’s Academy is thrilled to invite you to the Watershed Game Seminar, held the first weekend in February at Fort De Soto County Park! This Seminar led by University of Minnesota Extension staff will teach participants how to use the Watershed Game. The Game is a hands-on education tool that puts players in charge of […]

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STEM-tastic Student Projects

Nature’s Academy would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday season. A very special thank you to all of our sponsors, donors, teachers, students, followers and all those that have supported another fantastic year for STEM and marine science-based education! Our mission is to enhance STEM literacy and to foster environmental stewardship within our community […]

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Exciting Opportunity – Watershed Game Teacher Seminar!

Nature’s Academy, in partnership with University of Minnesota Extension and the Environmental Protection Agency, is bringing a hands-on watershed education tool to the Greater Tampa Bay area! The Watershed Game was developed and published by University of Minnesota Extension and Minnesota Sea Grant.  This interactive, lecture-free tool helps individuals understand the connection between land use […]

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How Can We Stop Microplastics?

Our oceans and lakes are beautiful and precious resources, it is important that we do everything we can to preserve them. There are many different ways that contaminants and pollution can get into our waters, and most of them are preventable. One such pollutant is microplastics. Microplastics are a difficult contaminant to remove from water […]

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