Bear Brigade to Teach Ecological Concepts to Elementary Students

Bear Brigade to Teach Ecological Concepts to Elementary Students

The Bear Brigade, a new pilot educational program to teach ecological concepts to fourth- and fifth-grade students in Orange and Seminole County will visit six elementary schools by the end of this month to foster a greater interest in the subject at an early age. To effectively teach conservation and other environmental concepts, organizers said it […]

Study Points to Causes of Dolphin Deaths in Gulf of Mexico

The largest oil spill on open water to date and other environmental factors led to the historically high number of dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico, concludes a two-year scientific study released today. A team of biologists from several Gulf of Mexico institutions and the University of Central Florida in Orlando published their findings […]

UCF Scientist: Dolphins Impacted by BP Oil Spill

The BP oil spill and the dispersants used to clean it up may be contributing to the unusually high number of dolphins dying in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a University of Central Florida scientist. Since BP’s Deepwater Horizon dumped about 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, larger-than-normal numbers of […]