Discover FAU Harbor Branch

Welcome to Mission: Ocean Discovery!

FAU Harbor Branch has launched a new mission and we invite all who love the ocean to join us as we take a deep dive into the research being conducted at our site in Ft. Pierce, FL. With tours, exhibitions, programs, lectures and events both on-site and off, our outreach programs provide a variety of platforms through which scientists may share their knowledge, passions and achievements with people of all ages. Reflecting our role as a source of knowledge and education, Mission: Ocean Discovery is your portal for becoming an informed oceanographic citizen scientist.

Discover FAU Harbor Branch

Ocean Discovery Visitors Center
Explore our educational exhibits to learn about the important research conducted at FAU Harbor Branch as well as some of the plants and animals we study.

Public Tours
FAU Harbor Branch offers a variety of educational tours. 

Ocean Science Lecture Series
Hear about our most recent discoveries from the scientists and engineers that made them! Watch past lectures, find the schedule of upcoming speakers and livestream the presentations.

Marine Science Friday Lecture Series
Learn from the next generation of scientists during this lecture series that features Graduate Student Research at FAU Harbor Branch. Find the schedule of upcoming speakers and learn more about the series.

Speakers Bureau
Faculty, staff and graduate students from FAU Harbor Branch provide off-site lectures upon request to civic groups, neighborhood associations, and more on a broad range of scientific topics throughout the Treasure Coast. Learn how to schedule a speaker for your group.

Ocean Science Art Contest
Calling all artists! Submit your artwork related to FAU Harbor Branch research for a chance to win a variety of great prizes! Learn more information about the contest and how to submit your artwork.

Citizen Science
FAU Harbor Branch engages the community in our research in many different ways. Learn more about how you can help collect data for our scientists.

Virtual Resources
You can continue to learn about the ocean no matter where you are! Our virtual resources are great for teachers, students and ocean lovers of all ages.

Aquaculture Workshops
Join FAU Harbor Branch researchers and industry partners as they share their exper􀆟se on Florida’s seafood and aquaculture. Explore the schedule, register to atend, and discover more about the presenters.

Become a Volunteer
Do you want to immerse yourself in Ocean Science for a Better World® ? Opportunities may be available with our outreach and research teams. 

Contact our Outreach Team

Gabby Barbarite, Ph.D. Gabby Barbarite, Ph.D.
Director of Outreach & Engagement
Phone: 772-242-2470
Jennifer Cutter, M.S. Jennifer Cutter, M.S.
Mission: Ocean Discovery Manager
Phone: 772-242-2344
Josephine Story, M.S. Josephine Story, M. Ed.
Outreach and Marine Education Specialist
Samantha McGuire, M.Sc. Samantha McGuire, M.Sc.
Outreach and Marine Education Specialist
Courtney Brooks, B.S. Courtney Brooks, B.S.
Outreach and Marine Education Specialist