Category Archives: People and the Bay

Profile: Tom Ries Wins National Award

Some people are lucky enough to win the lottery and spend the rest of their lives doing whatever makes them happiest. Other people are even luckier – they spend their careers doing exactly what they want to do when they retire. To...

Spring-Breakers Help Restore Tampa Bay

Not all college students on break come to Florida for the beaches and parties. Ten students from Ohio State University (OSU) recently spent their spring break helping the Tampa Bay Aquatic Preserves (TBAP) program with habitat res...

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...