Everyone makes an impact.  Inspector Planet connects citizens and students with scientists and engineers, on a mission of extending humanity’s time on earth through innovation, experimentation, and discovery.  


Dr. Tracy Fanara works to extend humanity’s existence on Earth through innovate collaborative solutions to world health threats all while building a sustainable future for generations to come. Tracy aims to make science a part of every citizen’s toolset. She hopes to inspire positive change and growth through education while having fun making the world a better place. She is a University of Florida graduate with a BS, ME, and PhD in Environmental Engineering (Go Gators), focusing on sustainable design, water treatment and science communication.

Tracy inspires all ages through her love for science and drive to break stereotypes, overcome obstacles, and pursue passion with hard work.  An engineer, scientist, graduate school professor, storm chaser, and TV personality (featured on Science and Discovery Channel television series, Mythbusters: The Search), she embraces opportunities that ask her to step outside of her comfort zone and encourages others to do the same. With a diverse background and holistic approach, Tracy created Inspector Planet to make science fun and accessible to everyone.


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Dr. Tracy Fanara
Dr. Tracy Fanara

Although an educated prediction, always nice when the prediction pans out (this was from Monday before this weeks reports and cell counts)...

I’m posting this to show some of the obstacles scientists have (comments). You can see my responses.

Dr. Tracy Fanara
Dr. Tracy Fanara

This southern currents seems to have pushed the bloom south (just as predicted on Monday). There is still a patchy bloom of Florida red tide in SW Florida. The Healthy Beaches counts in Sarasota county decreased to 4 of the 16 locations having low concentrations...