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.


Dr. Tracy Fanara
Dr. Tracy Fanara17 ago

Some #hotels are using glass water bottles and filtered water to dispense to their guests, and other sustainable items!

Great report! Interesting statements and concepts. It is not always cost saving, but seen as “doing the right thing.”

Dr. Tracy Fanara20 hours ago

@Megan_Broadway @inspectorplanet couldn't have said it better myself. #GoGators https://t.co/8FpjjNf6Gf

Dr. Tracy Fanara22 hours ago

The before and after pictures of Mexico Beach......I don’t even know the words to describe such loss. https://t.co/uEkdyA6cUU

Dr. Tracy Fanara22 hours ago

Great question and one asked often! Red tide has been documented for hundreds of years-it is native and would be here whether humans were here or not. However, natural & man made nutrients from surface water to coastal env’s may increase duration or intensity of...

Dr. Tracy Fanara
Dr. Tracy Fanara23 hours ago

Great video about the history of #dinosaurs!


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Dr. Tracy Fanara24 hours ago

If you didn’t see this on Twitter, here’s the possible outcomes of #RedTide from #HurricaneMichael for the #GulfCoast of #Florida


Dr. Tracy Fanara1 week ago
Dr. Tracy Fanara1 week ago

That time I wore a knock off 🐊jersey & got it passed production w/o University permission because, technically, UF doesn’t own the word “FLORIDA”. Also that time I proved that Gators can catch footballs. Let’s keep it going Gators! #BeatLSU #PutMeInCoach...

Dr. Tracy Fanara2 weeks ago

We work hard to leave this world better than we found it...for them. #science #kids #future #water #air #land #love #TeacherAreHeroes @sma.jsa @theinspireprojectus