STEPPING STONE ECOTOURS  

                          

Nancy is also a certified Florida Master Naturalist as well as a licensed Captain. An avid lover of wildlife she volunteers every Monday at Rookery Bay Estuarine Research Reserve as a 

manatee education presenter and has done so throughout Collier and Lee Counties for 6 years.

She also volunteers at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida in the Dalton Discovery Center.

Nancy is a passionate educator, earning the prestigious silver "Medal of Tourism" given to those who contribute significantly to the development of tourism in France.

She holds an M.S. degree in Education and looks forward to sharing the natural wonders of our area ecosystem with you.


Dr. Jim Murray retired in 2011 as Deputy Director of the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program. Various positions with Sea Grant has taken him from New York, New Jersey, Minnesota, North Carolina and more. He is a past recipient of Sea Grant's President's Award and also the William Q. Wick Award for Visionary Career Leadership. His professional interests include marine resources and fisheries management while his hobbies are fishing and birding. He serves as a member of the Florida Sea Grant Extension Program's Advisory Committee in Collier County and is excited to share his knowledge of our varied ecosystems. 

Bob is a certified Florida Master Naturalist who loves educating the public about Florida wildlife. He has enjoyed the opportunity to scale several mountain ranges from the east coast to the west and has rafted quite a few rivers in the same areas, from Virginia to California. He is also a Naturalist for a dolphin survey team on Marco Island and gives frequent nature talks at the Marco Island Historical Society. He enjoys his contribution of a nature column to the Coastal Breeze News and is the author of 2 books: "Beyond The Mangrove Trees" and "Beneath The Emerald Waves", pictorial books about south Florida wildlife and dolphins.

             Bob loves his wife very much!