WFIT Features

Environment and Science
9:26 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Palm Bay Scrub Jays Get New Lease On Life

A captured scrub jay bites its handler. Notice the identification bands on the jays legs. Each jay gets a unique color and number sequence.
Credit Vince Lamb

Recently, some Brevard County residents received a letter notifying them that some of their neighborhood birds were about to be captured and relocated to a conservation area. Partners in this effort - Brevard Zoo and state and federal wildlife services - say the move will be beneficial to the birds. For Florida scrub jays life in the suburbs is not always easy. 

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Environment and Science
9:38 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Florida Campaign Gathers Signatures For Future Of Land Protection

Vince Lamb attracts a Florida scrub jay with a handful of peanuts. Lamb monitors populations of these threatened birds for Brevard County's Environmentally Endangered Lands program.

In recent years conservation funding in Florida has been cut by 97.5%. A coalition of volunteers has been busy collecting signatures across the state, in an attempt to get that funding back. The citizens and environmental groups behind this petition drive will need about a million signatures if the measure - known as Florida’s Water and Land Legacy amendment - is to make it to the 2014 ballot.

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Space Science
10:42 am
Tue July 24, 2012

TEDx ISU Speakers Unite Art And Science For ‘Open Source Space’

A full house at the Gleason Center.

A crowd of around 500 - leaders from the Space industry, participants of the International Space University program, or ISU, personnel from Florida Tech, NASA and other local Space Companies, as well as the general public - gathered this summer at the Gleason Center for the Performing Arts, on Campus at Florida Tech. The audience came to hear from speakers at the first TEDx event resulting from collaboration between the ISU, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, and the Florida Institute of Technology.

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Science
11:56 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Sea Voyage Provides Learning Experience For FL Tech Students

Holly Sweat and Dr. George Maul prepare to deploy the sonar device.

A recent collaboration between Sebastian Inlet Sportfishing Association and FL Tech took place aboard the 85 ft. Thunderforce. WFIT’s Terri Wright and Michelle Walker were along for the outing. Here, in part two of our look at this excursion, we explore the role of FL Tech faculty and students.

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WFIT Features
12:03 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

A Day Aboard Thunderforce

WFIT's Michelle Walker & Terri Wright aboard Thunderforce.

Early one overcast morning, WFIT General Manager, Terri Wright and I met up with a group of scientists and members of the Sebastian Inlet Sportfishing Association (SISA) at a marina near Sebastian Inlet.

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