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BACK TO SCHOOL!

Your donation to Tampa Bay Watch will enable students from underserved communities to access transformative educational experiences. By supporting these programs, you contribute to creating the next generation of environmental leaders who will drive positive change for our local ecosystems. Together we can cultivate a sustainable future for Tampa Bay!

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"It is truly inspiring to witness the passion and enthusiasm these young minds have for our environment. They remind me of the tremendous potential we have to shape a beautiful future for Tampa Bay."
Katie Mastenbrook, Director of Education

MEET AUBREY

Today, Aubrey is one of Tampa Bay Watch's Environmental Educators on the Discovery Center Eco-Vessel!

As a Title I elementary school student, Aubrey completed a squid dissection during a marine science field trip at Tampa Bay Watch, without any cost to her school. This hands-on experience sparked her fascination with the ocean and local environment.

Aubrey’s passion flourished throughout high school and college. She became the President of her marine science club, pursued advanced courses in Environmental Science and Marine Science, and earned a BS in Biology with a Marine Science concentration. Her journey came full circle when she returned to Tampa Bay Watch as an intern, an experience she described as crucial in shaping her career path in environmental education.

Young Aubrey fueling her passion for marine life

"I'm immensely proud to see the growth of our education platform. These programs provide students with an up-close look at the challenges and solutions in Tampa Bay, paving the way for the next generation of environmental stewards."
Peter Clark, President and Founder