Sponsor Spotlight: Environmental Protection Agency:

This year, our STEM Literacy Project celebrated 10 years of increasing STEM literacy and fostering environmental stewardship for local fifth graders. Nature’s Academy would not have reached this milestone without the investment of our generous financial partners. Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the program $97,000 to further its mission and reach more […]

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STEM Solutions Provide Safe Passage for Wildlife

Deer, raccoons, and possums are infamous for leaping in front of cars on long, dark roads. At least 1 million animals are struck by cars every day in the United States. However, endangered animals are equally impacted by car strikes. In 2017, 24 Florida panthers suffered fatal vehicle run-ins. This is especially concerning considering there […]

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STEM Solutions: “It’s not, NOT working! Tales from clinical trials”

Nature’s Academy Founder and Executive Director, Dana Pounds, is living proof that “STEM” makes the world a better place. She was diagnosed in 1999 with desmoid tumors, a rare form of cancer that grows in the body’s connective tissues. She’s undergone extensive surgeries, treatments, and the amputation of her right leg in the 20 years […]

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Supporting Positive Change – Green Associates

Increasing STEM literacy and fostering environmental stewardship is our primary goal, and we would not be able to do so without the behind-the-scenes powerhouses that make it all work. Local accounting firm Green & Associates takes care of our bookkeeping, accounting, and tax needs so we can continue fulfilling our mission. Their dedication and professionalism […]

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STEM Solutions – Avocados: Good for more than guacamole!

Single-use plastics are currently being banned in cities and countries around the world. The city of Saint Petersburg, Florida, recently banned polystyrene (also known as Styrofoam) and is phasing out straws by the year 2020. According to the United Nations, at least 32 governments have committed to legal action that reduces or even eliminates plastic […]

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