Category Archives: People and the Bay

You Can Help Save the Frogs

By Avalon Theisen When you think of a frog, what comes to mind? Slimy? Hopping? Fly-eating? Green? Well, those things may describe some frogs, but did you know that frogs represent so much more? In fact, frogs represent the health...

Profile: Meet Jim Igler, Super Volunteer

If you’ve ever volunteered to help improve Tampa Bay’s ecosystems, you’ve probably met Jim Igler. He’s the guy who has a near-perfect attendance record at the Tampa Bay Estuary Program’s Give a Day for the Bay events. Or you may h...

Erica Moulton: Making Science Fun

Profile It’s not often that skills a fifth-grader can master directly translate to the success of a deep-sea research mission – unless they’re applied to building underwater ROVs, or remotely operated vehicles. That...

Pounds to Ounces: The Zero Waste Project

By Avalon Theisen Do you know how much waste leaves your house every day and goes to landfills or incinerators? Kids, like adults, may not think too much about the amount of trash we produce — or where it goes when we throw it “aw...