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, Agent of G.I.R.L.
Field location for today: @Kelli_OHara is live from Vicksburg, MS for @weatherchannel covering Tropical Depression #Barry
Dr. Tracy Fanara, Agent of G.I.R.L.
@inspectorplanet Your passion made for a great interview, Tracy. I'm excited to see what's next for Inspector Planet!
Dr. Tracy Fanara
Dr. Tracy Fanara

The Asian elephant is the largest living land animal in Asia. Did you know the their trunk has over 60,000 muscles?! Elephants use their trunks for breathing, watering, feeding, touching, dusting, sound production and communication, washing, pinching, grasping, defense and offense!

Dr. Tracy Fanara
Dr. Tracy Fanara

I’ve been sent the same article by at least 20 people. The headline reads something like “Army Corps Admits To Dumping Toxic Water” or something like that.

1. I’ve seen the Corps speak, they don’t deny the Lake O water quality,...