WFIT Features

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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Science
11:10 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Sonar Scanner Used To Map Sea Floor For Addition Of Artificial Reefs

Dr. Maul, students and SISA members prepare for deployment of the sonar scanner.

More Americans fish than play golf and tennis combined and the state of Florida is ranked number one in total expenditures by anglers.

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