October is Bat Appreciation Month!

Happy Bat Appreciation Month! During this “spooky” month, let’s take some time to celebrate an important species that is vital for the health of our natural ecosystems. Bats are infamous “creatures of the night” that are often feared by those that lack knowledge of their ecological benefits. These fascinating flying mammals serve our natural world […]

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Plan a “Green” Halloween!

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

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Microplastics Awareness Month!

As summer comes to a close, our partner the Florida Microplastic Awareness Project is reminding people of the effect we can have on our waters year-round. Microplastics Awareness Month seeks to “teach people about problems with microplastics: to encourage people to look for alternatives to single-use plastics, to recycle plastic items properly, and to reduce […]

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Algal Bloom: Toxic Tides Plague Florida’s Coasts

Visitors and locals alike in South Florida are getting an up-close experience with a deadly beach condition. Harmful algal blooms (HABs, also referred to as “red tides”) occur when warm water is fed by nutrient overload. Toxic microorganisms feed on the nutrients like phosphorus and bloom in vast quantities, distributing their poison as they go. […]

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New Hurricane Forecast Website: Beyond the Cone

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1st and so far the weather has been fairly docile. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s annual hurricane season forecast, the 2018 season projects an active next few months with high levels of storm activity. When a hurricane first begins to form and move […]

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