Community Foundation of Sarasota County

The STEM Literacy Project began in 2009, offering a handful of outdoor STEM experiences to underserved fifth grade students at no cost to their families or schools. Since then, the program has expanded to include every public school fifth grade student in Manatee County in addition to several Pinellas County schools. In the 2019-2020 school […]

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Sponsor Spotlight: The Art and Phyllis Grindle Foundation

As we round out another successful program season, we continue to celebrate the partnerships with organizations in our community. The Art and Phyllis Grindle Foundation began in 2003 with the dual purpose of providing educational opportunities to young people and helping animals in need. The Foundation’s continued support of our STEM Literacy Project will ensure […]

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Sponsor Spotlight: Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Nature’s Academy is excited to announce a new grant that will aid us in fostering environmental stewardship in our local community! The Community Foundation of Sarasota County recently invited us to apply for a Capacity Building grant, aimed at increasing local nonprofit’s capabilities.  Ourorganization has growing needs as a leader in STEM education. Through this […]

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Sponsor Spotlight: Manatee Education Foundation

We are happy to announce that the Manatee Education Foundation will continue to support Nature’s Academy and our work bringing science literacy to Manatee County students! Since 1988, the mission of the Manatee Education Foundation is to provide funding for programs that enhance educational opportunities for students and teachers of the Manatee County School District. […]

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Spoonbill Flock Spotlight: Karen Clarke

Karen Clarke is from Enfield, Connecticut, having earned her Master’s in Special Education from Southern Connecticut University. She taught elementary school for 33 years in Plainville, Connecticut, and then for seven years at Palma Sola Elementary in Bradenton, Florida. After 40 years as an elementary school teacher, Karen couldn’t bring herself to completely retire! She […]

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