WFIT Features

WFIT Features
2:25 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

The National Marine Fisheries Services' Recent Release Of Loggerhead Sea Turtles

Credit Vince Lamb

For over 100 million years Sea Turtles have roamed the oceans, providing a vital link in marine and shoreline ecosystems.  From leatherbacks to loggerheads, six of the seven species of sea turtles are threatened or endangered at the hand of humans. Sadly, the fact is that they face many dangers as they travel the seas — including accidental capture and entanglement in fishing gear (also known as bycatch), the loss of nesting and feeding sites to coastal development, intentional hunting (poaching), and ocean pollution.

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WFIT Features
11:53 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Art Camp: Kids Creatively Beat The Summertime Doldrums

Keeping kids active and engaged over the long hot summer is a challenge most parents face. The Foosaner Art Museum offers a Summer camp for kids that exposes them to art appreciation and allows them to try their hand at various mixed mediums. The camp has an overall theme: Have Art Will Travel, exploring different cultures and their contributions to art. The art classes are taught by local Artists, Art educators and aides with a student teacher ratio of 10 to 1 or less. The ages range from 3 years old through 6th grade.  Students are taught an appreciation for art and Museum etiquette.

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Environment And Science
11:40 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Florida Black Bears And Roadways: A Closer Look

National Geographic’s Crittercam is a research tool designed to be worn by wild animals. It records video for a unique look from the wearer’s perspective. This technology has gathered film from the viewpoints of different wildlife species all across the globe. Now it’s a Florida black bear’s turn. 

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Environment and Science
10:28 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Brevard Wildlife Corridor Hosts Beach Bike Ride

Fat-tire beach ride group at Canova Park.

For 16 days this month the Brevard Wildlife Corridor has hosted a moving festival, exploring the great outdoors in our county. Brevard is the first county to offer this unique experience, patterned after last year's Florida Wildlife Corridor. The goal: get people outdoors to experience and appreciate the outdoors the Space Coast. 

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Environment and Science
10:54 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Florida Wildlife Corridor Film: Vision Of A Connected Land

Carlton Ward Jr., Elam Stolzfus, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt and Joe Guthrie speak to a packed auditorium at the West Palm Photographic Center premier of the film.

Last year four explorers took an epic journey through the Florida outdoors. They traveled the entire length of the state to raise public awareness for the Florida Wildlife Corridor, a vision to connect what remains of the natural lands and waterways of Florida's interior. Expedition members documented the journey through photography, social media updates, special events along the way and a documentary film. It's called Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: Everglades to Okefenokee, and is now showing on public television stations throughout the state.

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