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Outdoor Education Field Reports & News

Say “Hello” to our Summer Intern!

Nature’s Academy is thrilled to add Gabriela Garcia-Mercado to our flock this summer! Gabriela and Nature’s Academy are part of the Environmental Discovery Award, a program hosted by the Cross College Alliance. Through the Award, college students in Manatee and Sarasota counties have the chance to explore environmental careers while gaining valuable academic and professional […]

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Community Foundation of Sarasota County

The STEM Literacy Project began in 2009, offering a handful of outdoor STEM experiences to underserved fifth grade students at no cost to their families or schools. Since then, the program has expanded to include every public school fifth grade student in Manatee County in addition to several Pinellas County schools. In the 2019-2020 school […]

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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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Black Skimmer Nesting

Any visit to Florida’s beaches gives you surf, sun, and skimmers! Black skimmers, a bird named for their color and their feeding habits, are a year-round resident of Florida’s shores. They are one of Florida’s largest shorebirds with a wingspan of about 14 inches. Just like their cousins, terns and gulls, their wings form a […]

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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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