OURI Field Trips 

Are you curious about research but not sure about what opportunities FAU has to offer? An OURI sponsored field might just be what you need! The purpose of each trip is for undergraduate students to become exposed to and learn about the variety of research happening across FAU campuses and FAU affiliated organizations. Students are given the opportunity to visit the locations that the research is being conducted and a chance to interact with faculty members and graduate students. Trips are offered twice each semester, for free, on a first come, first served basis.  

Attending a Field Trip

We are thrilled that you are interested in learning more about the research happening at FAU. Here is how you can find out about the field trips and how you can attend.

  1. Join the Undergraduate Research and Inquiry Listserv to find out when a field trip is being held 
  2. Submit an application to reserve your spot 
  3. Submit any required forms 
  4. Attend the trip 

Past Field Trips 

In Spring 2016, we visited DuPuis Nature Center. Students participated in a vegetative surveying field activity which demonstrated the percentage of plant species that covered a specific area of the Nature Center. They also learned about the endangered species of the Red Cockaded Woodpecker and the benefits of prescribed burning. See the pictures below!


In Summer 2016, we visited FAU's Harbor Branch campus (HBOI). Student learned about marine mammals, aquaculture, marine biomedical, and underwater technology research from faculty members and graduate students. Students visited the labs of Dr. Peter McCarthy, Dr. James Masterson, Dr. Anni Dalgleishi and Dr. Esther Guzman. Check out the pictures below!


In Fall 2016, we visited the Special Collections Department of the Wimberly Library. Students got a chance to see items from the Rare Books Collection, the University and Recorded Sounds Archives, and the Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection. There are items from the American Revolution and the Civil War. The Department has photographs, letters, books, journals, recordings and recording devices; items range in date from the 1600s up until the 1950s. 



A 1910 Edison Cylinder Player 



In Summer 2017, we visited Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton, FL. Students had the opportunity to see tropical fish, butterflies, and sea turtles within the onsite rehabilitation facility. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center sits on 20 acres of a protected barrier island so students were able to see a variety of plants and wildlife during their tour.


turtle ouri nature

Upcoming Field Trips

Fall 2017

Please check back for the date and location for the next upcoming field trip. 

 Last Modified 4/8/20