High School Partnerships

Marine & Oceanographic Academy (MOA)

Initiated by Harbor Branch with the St. Lucie County School Board in 2007, the Marine & Oceanographic Academy (MOA) is a model for partnering a marine research institute with a public school system for improving the scientific literacy of high school students and their teachers.

MOA, located at Harbor Branch, is a magnet high school program of Fort Pierce’s Westwood High School. Approximately 20% of the science coursework is developed and taught by Harbor Branch faculty and educators. For more information on MOA, visit  http://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/programs/moa/


Junior Scientist Fellows Program

FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute and the Indian River Land Trust are engaging a group of local high school students in scientific research to manage waterfront properties and habitats along the lagoon in Indian River County. Students will be contributing to the critical data that is necessary in addressing the health of the lagoon – one of the most biodiverse estuaries in the nation. Click here for more information.


National Ocean Science Bowl

Harbor Branch also partners with University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science to host regional National Ocean Science Bowl academic competitions that promote ocean science literacy in high schools. For more information on NOSB, visit http://www.nosb.org/









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