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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Sponsor Spotlight: OC Rugged Laptop

A laptop computer you can take outdoors that can stand the Florida heat? We’ll take it! And we did. Our generous friends at OC Rugged Laptop heard of our travails trying to take a normal computer into the field in Florida, and they gave us one of their supremely awesome refurbished computers that laughs at […]

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Lawson’s Finest Liquids

Nature’s Academy wants to recognize our largest annual corporate sponsor, the mad scientists of Lawson’s Finest Liquids, brewers extraordinaire, philanthropists par excellence, and fellow dedicated scientists. CEO Sean Lawson earned his Master of Science degree studying the impact of acid rain on spruce trees in Vermont then turned his scientific know-how into brewing some of […]

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Sponsor Spotlight: Vernier

At Nature’s Academy, our job would be impossible without reliable scientific equipment. Years ago we had the good fortune of being introduced to Vernier, a company dedicated to making easy-to-use data acquisition products for science classrooms and labs around the world. Vernier supplies our water quality testing equipment and students use Vernier’s high-quality, professional scientific […]

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