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 Fanara1 hour ago

Red tide can affect birds. To report a #bird mortality visit: https://t.co/FJSmKWIh3g #redtide #Florida

Dr. Tracy Fanara1 hour ago

This probably seems like a small thing, but one of the things I love about working on Unstoppable Wasp is that I write a comic where a superhero can wear this dress. https://t.co/7eMfPhCT1t

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Dr. Tracy Fanara2 hours ago

I was quoted in the Wall Street Journal!!!!
Well I guess there's no where to go from here... except for TED!!!

It's a tough moment when you follow a path to save the world and realize that you can't fix...

Dr. Tracy Fanara13 hours ago

All we can do is communicate the science- we can’t give answers that aren’t supported by peer reviewed research, and we cannot put the conclusions before the data. This is the unexpected stuff- when you take a path to save the world and realize there...

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Dr. Tracy Fanara23 hours ago

With California’s largest #wildfire still burning (along with over 100 other fires across the country), no doubt that fires are becoming more frequent and the fire season is longer.

Wildlands #Firefighters and #Paramedics have an extremely...

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Science In The Extremes
Trekking with wildland firefighters to investigate the dangers of their job. Follow Science In The Extremes for more stories like this!
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Dr. Tracy Fanara2 days ago

Listening in on Cetaceans in the #ocean: if we can find areas where #whales, #dolphins and other marine mammals congregate, we can develop “quiet zones” where we limit man-made noise.


Dr. Tracy Fanara6 days ago

And shockingly I didn’t throw up!!!!! Yesterday I joined my colleague Dr. Vince Lovko (who was working to groundtruth satellite data through radiometry) and his team on a coastal survey to give real-time red tide concentration data at each station through our NASA funded, citizen...

Dr. Tracy Fanara2 weeks ago

I am driven to work hard, innovate, and invent because I know that the projects I take on, will help people.... and I know I'm in the right place because I am surrounded by people with the same motivations at @motemarinelab .