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Outdoor Education Field Reports & News

Florida Feature – Fiddler Crab

Florida’s members of the fiddler crab genus, Uca, make their home in the tidal sands of mangrove forests. These crabs are experts at living with the daily flow of water in and out of their habitat. What’s in a Name? Fiddler crabs get their name from the male’s large claw. While it may look useful […]

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Exploring STEM Solutions – The Ocean Cleanup

A new STEM solution for marine debris is now sweeping the waters of the Pacific Ocean! The Ocean Cleanup is an international organization dedicated to freeing our oceans of plastic. Their energy-neutral device uses a float and skirt system to catch marine debris. According to The Ocean Cleanup scientists, most marine debris such as plastic […]

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October is Bat Appreciation Month!

Happy Bat Appreciation Month! During this “spooky” month, let’s take some time to celebrate an important species that is vital for the health of our natural ecosystems. Bats are infamous “creatures of the night” that are often feared by those that lack knowledge of their ecological benefits. These fascinating flying mammals serve our natural world […]

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Supporting Positive Change – Sepanik Giving Fund of the Manatee Community Foundation

Nature’s Academy aims to enhance STEM literacy and to foster environmental stewardship within our local community and beyond. None of which would be possible without the generous support of our local organizations.  We’d like to extend a special thank you to the Sepanik Giving Fund of the Manatee Community Foundation! With their support for our […]

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Plan a “Green” Halloween!

Nature’s Academy hopes that everyone is enjoying the fall season so far. October is a time for celebrating traditions and enjoying time together with family, but remember it’s also an important time to be environmentally aware. Did you know that Halloween can have a huge negative environmental impact? Though we may not realize it, holidays […]

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