Category Archives: People & Places

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...

Rebuilding Tampa Bay from the Bottom Up

By Sonia C. Lavina I wasn’t sure what I was getting into when I signed up to help Tampa Bay Watch and a team of about 40 employees from the Mosaic Company install an oyster shell bar along the shoreline of the Schultz Nature Prese...

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...