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
Monday:Doing it different this yr-learning about invasive/controversial practices Tuesday:Talking to kids via Skype Wednesday:Speak w my fav earth heroes at @smaprep Thurs:Speak @ @tasteofsciTPA Friday:MY 1st (organized) RAP...
Dr. Tracy Fanara
I’m excited to announce that I will be working with @letsOKdo at this year’s @makerfaire Bay Area. The next few weeks will be a whirlwind of project construction. Watch...
Dr. Tracy Fanara
How similar are sea lions to lions? I thought it was a crazy question... of course they have nothing in common- it’s just a name, right? ... then you hear Bruce ROAR! ... 🌊 🦁 ... Check out my highlights for the...
Dr. Tracy Fanara
Do not try this at home! This is a real, almost 9ft, 220lb alligator! Casper the friendly gator was rescued by @gatorboysalligatorrescue 20 years ago and now resides at @evergladesoutpost . Science fact of the day: many know that alligators have...
Dr. Tracy Fanara
ARE NARWHALS REAL?! Great question kiddos! Check out these #rare #pics of this incredible creators! The #unicorn of the see is in fact a real thing and is actually a whale!! Check out how crazy they look along with...