All Hands Kayak Trip for GOMA!
Our mission here at Nature’s Academy is to enhance STEM literacy and foster environmental stewardship in our community and beyond. One of the ways that we accomplish this mission is through collaboration with other environmental groups.
The Gulf of Mexico Alliance, or GOMA, is a partnership of the five US Gulf States (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas) to work toward ensuring the ecological and economic health of the Gulf of Mexico through collaboration and conservation. This partnership involves teams that focus on GOMA-identified priority issues, including Environmental Education. Nature’s Academy is fortunate enough to partner with GOMA to initiate efforts toward improving the nation’s understanding and appreciation of the Gulf and its abundant natural and living resources.
This year the 2018 All Hands Meeting is being held on June 11th through the 15th in Saint Petersburg, FL. The All Hands Meeting is an opportunity for all of GOMA’s partners to come together to share knowledge of exciting opportunities to advance STEM literacy and foster environmental stewardship throughout the Gulf of Mexico. As a GOMA partner and marine science based nonprofit, Nature’s Academy is inviting All Hands participants on a once in a lifetime “edventure” to explore the Tampa Bay estuary. Participants will kayak through a mangrove forest and learn about the local ecology of a barrier island ecosystem. The kayaking excursion will be on Monday, June 11 (before All Hands) from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. This is a FREE field trip to All Hands participants ONLY, but pre-registration is required. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the event.
Learn more about Nature Academy’s All Hands special field here: GOMA Flyer.