Family Fun at Nature’s Academy

Let’s go kayak and explore the seashore!  Nature’s Academy takes the classroom outdoors, eco-educating city kids – some of whom have never even seen the beach, although it may be just a few miles away!  Sustany gave the founder Dana Pounds some funding and guidance to help them get set up.  Now they serve hundreds of kids each year with explorations of Fort DeSoto and other locations.

The Sustany board had a day of fun in kayaks and dissecting sharks a few years ago with our families.  Now I hear

Family Fun Days are open to ages K-Gray! Mark your calendars for Friday March 29th and Saturday June 8th!  These will take place at East Beach in Fort De Soto from 9 am to 2 pm.  Fun and educational activities include kayaking, a shark dissection, and dipnetting in the seagrass beds with your biologist group leader.  Please email  for more information and to register!

Here is a bit more about Nature’s Academy.

Nature’s Academy, Inc. is a non-profit environmental educational company based in the  Tampa Bay area. We have over a decade of experience teaching environmental conservation in Florida. Our programs aim to educate individuals about the complexity of Earth’s ecosystems and inspire them to become better stewards of our limited resources. We provide hands-on programs which immerse participants in the learning environment. Experiential learning encourages participants to become the captain of their own educational experience. Our topics include ecology, marine science, biology, botany, physics, chemistry and astronomy to name a few! We offer programs from Tampa to the Florida Keys so we are sure to accommodate you no matter where your location.