Virtual Resources for Teachers, Students and Ocean Lovers of All Ages 

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Bring Ocean Science for A Better World® right into your home with virtual resources from FAU Harbor Branch! Our online offerings include lectures, interviews with marine scientists, activities for children and much more! Check out the information below to learn about these great opportunities for teachers, students and ocean lovers of all ages!  

Ocean Science Lecture Series
Hear about our most recent discoveries from the scientists and engineers that made them! The Ocean Science Lecture Series is our oldest and one of our most popular outreach programs. Our lecture archive goes back over 10 years and contains more than 100 presentations with topics ranging from sharks to renewable energy.
Behind the Science
Discover the scientists and engineers behind the great work being conducted at FAU Harbor Branch. During this fun and informal webchat series, our researchers will tell you what inspired them to pursue a career in marine science, stories about their coolest adventures, advice they would give to a future scientist and much more!
Anyone can register and tune in live on Wednesdays at 4pm.
Educational Videos and Activities
Attention future marine scientists! Do you want to learn about your favorite animals and the important research happening at FAU Harbor Branch? Join our outreach scientists as they dive into a variety of fun topics and activities during these educational videos.
Right Whale Educational Resources
The North Atlantic right whale is the rarest of the great whales, with less than 500 individuals left in the wild. To promote awareness of these magnificent marine mammals, we have created three sets of lesson plans that are targeted for first, third and fifth grade students. Each lesson includes a video, an illustrated storybook and set of activity sheets.
Indian River Lagoon Observatory Network
You can keep track of the Indian River Lagoon no matter where you are! The FAU Harbor Branch Indian River Lagoon Observatory Network records real-time weather and water quality information at 10 sites from Sebastian to Stuart. The website features data from 2013 up through today, and the ability to dig deeper into long-term trends makes this a great resource for students who are curious about our backyard ecosystem.
Indian River Lagoon Symposium
Each year, FAU Harbor Branch hosts the Indian River Lagoon Symposium, a forum that brings together regional scientists, students, educators, decision makers and members of the public. The Symposium aims to bring awareness to our backyard estuary, share the latest scientific findings and foster meaningful collaborations between a variety of groups. This event consists of two parts, a scientific meeting and a public forum, both of which are recorded and archived.

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