The Florida Wildlife Hospital has a new Director on board!  Tracy Frampton took over the reins in June when former Director Sue Small retired.  Tracy has an impressive resume and has worked with animals in many different capacities and roles.   

Her future plans for the hospital include:

Expanding the volunteer program, Strengthening partnerships with other local organizations whose main goal is the welfare of animals, Increasing current funding sources, and Raising awareness about the hospital and the services it provides to the community.

Florida Tech Faculty Profile

Dr. George Maul, Professor of Oceanography and up until 2014, the Head of the Department for Marine and Environmental Systems, stopped by the WFIT studios to participate in a Florida Tech Faculty Profile.  His interests in science are in the role of the ocean as it relates to and impacts climate change.  Dr. Maul talked about coastal hazards with regard to sea-level rise.

Habitat Restoration & Water Quality

In addition to habitat restoration on public lands the Marine Resources Council offers invasive species removal from private property too.  These pepper busting folks can help you restore your shoreline helping repair the lagoon's natural ecosystem.

There are also opportunities for groups and organizations to get involved in these restoration projects.  It's a great team building experience that educates participants about our lagoon at the same time!  More info

Thursday, September 3rd  Handbags for Habitat, a Ladies Night Out is a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity.

The event will be held in the Grand Ballroom at the Space Coast Association of Realtors from 7 to 9 PM.

Your $25 admission includes one entry to the grand raffle for a designer handbag.  There will be many games, raffles and a silent raffle.  Enjoy and evening of indulgence with designer handbags, jewelry, wine and decadent desserts.

Angel Vasquez

Tatjana Jemmott, from Barbados and a Florida Tech international student majoring in Electrical Engineering, stopped by the WFIT studios to participate in an International Student Spotlight hosted by EJ Castor.  Tatjana was born in Manhattan, New York.  However, as a child, her parents moved back to Barbados.  She is looking forward to working in the Fiber Optics industry upon graduating next Spring (2016). [Interview scheduled to air on 5 Aug 2015].