Ten Years of the STEM Literacy Project

Our STEM Literacy Project is celebrating its tenth year in 2019, and has served over 15,000 students in the past decade! The program was developed to extend the outdoor STEM learning experience to historically underrepresented and underserved communities at no cost to student’s families or schools. STEM Literacy Project participants investigate barrier island ecology during […]

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The Watershed Game Recap: Seminar, First Play, and FMSEA!

This past February, Nature’s Academy and the Environmental Protection Agency hosted the Watershed Game train-the-trainer event. Our staff along with several organizations in the southeast are now facilitators capable of leading this hands-on watershed education tool for students of all ages. Both days’ attendees hung up their “teacher” hats and played the classroom version as […]

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Nation’s New STEM Education Plan champions STEM Literacy

STEM jobs are projected to grow 4% faster than the national average according to Economic Modeling Specialists International. However, millions of STEM jobs went unfilled as 2018 ended. The White House releases a STEM education plan every five years that recognizes the need for STEM development early in any student’s academic journey, “CHARTING A COURSE […]

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Exploring STEM Solutions – The Ocean Cleanup

A new STEM solution for marine debris is now sweeping the waters of the Pacific Ocean! The Ocean Cleanup is an international organization dedicated to freeing our oceans of plastic. Their energy-neutral device uses a float and skirt system to catch marine debris. According to The Ocean Cleanup scientists, most marine debris such as plastic […]

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Exploring STEM Solutions – Seabin Invention Joins Fight in Marine Debris Battle

Seabin is just what it sounds like: a trash can for the sea! The device’s pump generates a current that pulls floating debris into a removable basket. The trash gets left behind and the clean water gets pumped back into the surrounding environment. Seabin can collect trash as large as a 5 liter container and […]

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