The Art of Ecology Series

The Straz Center will present its 2015 Eco Performance Series with help from a Sustany® mini-grant. The mini-grant will support performances by three different National Geographic explorer-speakers and a school field trip series performance of “Steve Trash: Rockin’ Eco Hero”.  Steve Trash will give educational performances featuring lessons in ecology. The goals of the Eco …

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Building a Garden and a Community – Join the Tampa Eden Project!

by Alison Lueders, Great Green Content The Sustany® Foundation has approved a mini-grant for the Tampa Eden Project (TEP). The $500 grant will enable TEP to  partner with The Well –  programs run by a non-profit called the Underground – to build a vegetable garden at the Well’s new location on Florida Avenue. Both organizations provide …

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Loggerheads Benefit from Federal Habitat Designation

            This past week federal officials at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced a long-awaited designation of critical sea turtle habitat. This designation was made for the Loggerhead sea turtle, one of the five species of sea turtles that visit Florida costs. Officials included 685 miles of …

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Educational Sea Turtle Kiosk an Eagle Scout Project

           An Eagle Scout Project under way at Tierra Verde’s Fort DeSoto Park points up another local effort toward sea turtle conservation. Led by Life Scout Jackson S. Willis with BSA Troop 219, the project is the building of a multi-sided educational display about sea turtles, their lifecycle, and conservation efforts. Several hundred thousand visitors from …

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Dean Hogarth on Attracting Marine Treaties to Tampa Bay

        After the conclusion of the Inter-American Consultative Committee’s visit to the Tampa Bay Area and the committee’s meeting at Stetson University, Professor Roy Gardner and Mr. Robert Willis met with Dean Bill Hogarth to discuss the potential of bringing the International Sea Turtle Secretariat to the Tampa Bay area. Dean Hogarth …

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Seventh Meeting of the Consultative Committee of Experts: Part III

            As the last day drew to a close, the Consultative Committee finalized its reports and used its individual work groups to establish potential recommendations for the Conference of the Parties. The work groups will continue to draft resolutions the Convention can consider at its Conference next summer. Unfortunately, in leaving time for the closing …

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The Seventh Meeting of the Consultative Committee of Experts: Part II

The second part of meeting of the Consultative Committee began with a review of recent scientific analysis that could become part of resolutions and agreements passed by the Sea Turtle Convention in its next Conference, summer 2015. The science report showed that plastic is the most dangerous pollutant or activity to sea turtles as a …

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