Nature’s Academy would like to recognize the Tampa Bay Estuary Program for their support in empowering our students and local community. This organization’s generous grant will provide funding for our STEM Literacy Project program that takes place in Manatee County, FL.
The Tampa Bay Estuary Program (TBEP) was created in 1991 to assist the local community in protecting and conserving one of the largest estuaries within all of Florida– Tampa Bay. Their mission is to “build partnerships to restore and protect Tampa Bay through implementation of a scientifically sound, community – based management plan.” After decades of negative impacts due to human interference, the Tampa Bay has made a remarkable comeback in recent years due to the dedication displayed by the
Tampa Bay Estuary Program.
The grant provided by the Tampa Bay Estuary Program will help to fund buses and portable toilets for all our students to use during programs within Manatee County. These funds will also supply reusable water bottles and field trip supplies such as new gloves, buckets and trash bags to use for collecting marine debris along local shorelines. Not only do we help them experience the joy that comes from protecting our natural areas, but we also teach them life lessons on how to leave the world better than they found it.
Nature’s Academy is thrilled to have this funding for an already beneficial program within our community. We cannot thank the Tampa Bay Estuary Program enough for their recognition. Proving once again that we are all stronger when we stand together.
Reel in a Tarpon Tag!
Are you looking to make a difference in your community and beyond? Support the Tampa Bay estuary by purchasing a T-Bay specialty license plate! Revenue from plate sales are returned to the community and beyond in the form of grants to schools, nonprofits, and citizen groups focused on supporting positive change. The TBEP plate can be purchased when buying a new vehicle or when renewing your vehicle’s registration. To order the plates online, access the following link.
For more information about this wonderful organization and how to get involved in estuary conservation, visit the Tampa Bay Estuary Program website.