Nancy       Founder Nancy Caruso was inspired at the age of 10 to become a Marine Biologist. She was enrolled in a special program at her school that pulled students out of their classrooms and let them explore art and science with all their senses. She recalls one day in the 4th grade when she was constructing the continental plates out of plaster of paris as part of the curriculum for plate tectonics. She explains, "That moment clicked for me. I have wanted to be a Marine Biologist ever since."

"Science is all about asking questions. It takes a creative mind to ask the right questions." Nancy believes that future scientific discoveries are only limited by our creativity. The loss of arts programs in our schools has created a need for curricula that encourage imaginative thinking and allows students to explore their creative talents. Get Inspired's programs are designed to inspire creativity while discovering the world of science.

-2010 Neighborhood Excellence Initiative Award –Bank of America
-2011 Commitment to Education/ Ocean Science Leadership Award- Quicksilver/USC
-2011 Ocean Hero Award- Oceana
-2012 Earth Month Hero- Wyland Foundation
-2013 My Hero Award- My Hero Foundation
-2014 "100 Most Influential People in Orange County"- OC Register

SCIENCE EXPEDITIONS: taking adult and student groups out into "wild places" to experience science using all of their senses.
ORANGE COUNTY OCEAN RESTORATION PROJECT: restoring the kelp forest ecosystem ( Kelp, White Seabass, and Green Abalone) by getting the community involved in the hands on restoration. This ensures that the community has a stake in the health of the restored ecosystem. .

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