WCW May 2015
In This Issue
People respond to adversity in different ways. For Dana, she faced a rare inoperable cancer in her late twenties followed by nine years of chemotherapy and eventual amputation of her lower leg. The notion of giving up never entered her mind. Instead she focused her energy on establishing a non-profit called Nature’s Academy devoted to enhancing science literacy and environmental stewardship.
Dana, a marine biologist, founded Nature’s Academy with her husband Jim in 2007. Two weeks shy of the five-year anniversary of being cancer-free, a grapefruit-size cancer was detected in her pelvis in 2013.
Still she carries on the work of the organization every day with endurance and passion. Nature’s Academy served 3,930 children and 727 adults in 103 programs last year. So far over 100,000 participants have their attended programs.