Florida Shark Fishing Restrictions

This February, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be discussing a new shark fishing permit. The program will require anglers to receive a free fishing license that consists of an education course on shark conservation practices. Major goals of the new restrictions include allowing more sharks to survive catch-and-release fishing while recording […]

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The Issue with Fish Tissue

Just like with any food produced in the sunshine state, fish caught for consumption are analyzed by the Florida Department of Health. Fish filets undergo rigorous testing for chemicals, heavy metals, and other harmful compounds before they make the journey to our plates. The Department of Health releases a document with those results, advising consumers […]

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Watershed Game Seminar and Kayak Excursion!

Nature’s Academy, along with University of Minnesota Extension and the Environmental Protection Agency, is bringing the free Watershed Game Seminar to the Greater Tampa Bay Area! The Game is a hands-on board game that puts players in charge of achieving clean water goals within a watershed. They learn the benefits of healthy watersheds and strategies […]

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STEM Solutions – Fish Filets Undergoing Tech Check

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, commercial and recreational fisheries in the United States generated over $200 billion in sales. Some fisheries are taking advantage of this economic boom by marketing less desirable fish as oceanic delicacies, a process known as “seafood fraud.” Suppliers that commit seafood fraud market cheap fish, such as […]

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Supporting Positive Change – Manatee Education Foundation

Nature’s Academy aims to enhance STEM literacy and to foster environmental stewardship within our local community and beyond. None of which would be possible without the generous support of our local organizations. We’d like to extend a special thank you to the Manatee Education Foundation! With their continued support for our STEM Literacy Project program, […]

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