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Outdoor Education Field Reports & News

EPA Awards Over $97K to Nature’s Academy

BRADENTON (May 22, 2018) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Gulf of Mexico Program awarded $97,808 to Nature’s Academy in Bradenton, FL to support and promote their STEM Literacy Project program that reaches every fifth grade student in the Manatee County School District at no cost to the schools or families. Since 2009, Nature’s […]

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Sunscreen: Coral’s Demise

Summer is here once again, and it is the perfect opportunity to spend some time outside with family and friends. Many people are flocking to Florida beaches for the warm sunshine and salty sea air. This popular pastime allows individuals to become one with our natural world. What we don’t always realize, is that we […]

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Florida Feature –Baby Whelks in Mermaid’s Necklaces

This time of year, strands of what look like Hawaiian leis are scattered across local beaches. These sometimes squishy, sometimes crunchy strands can be up to three feet long. The circular pods all attached to each other have baby whelks inside! After a female whelk becomes pregnant, she slides her way into shallow water habitats […]

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Exploring STEM Solutions–Reflecting Heat Off of City Streets

With average summer temperatures on the rise, humans are searching for new ways to keep our built environment cool. Cost-effective and efficient methods are becoming simpler as technology advances and some groups are looking for inspiration from everyday household items. The city of Los Angeles is green lighting an infrastructure program that will paint the […]

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Hurricane Season is Upon Us

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1st and will end on November 30th, although hurricanes can occur during other times of the year. Many factors influence the severity of the hurricane season including temperature, location and preparedness. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s annual hurricane season forecast, the 2018 season […]

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