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
Happy St. Patty’s Day!! This pic was taken June 2018. Due to the severity of the Florida red tide bloom, which intensified last July and resulted in mass wildlife fatalities, public health threats, and economic loss, I refrained from posting anything resembling a...
Dr. Tracy Fanara
WHAT IS THE LARGEST ANIMAL ON EARTH? By far my fav set of Animal Outtake segments- WHAT KIDS WANT TO KNOW! This is Q#1 more to come! ... btw, to put the size of the blue whale into perspective... I’m actually...
Dr. Tracy Fanara