Virtual Resources

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

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.
Learn more about this program and view the Lecture Archive.

Behind the Science Web Chats

Discover the scientists and engineers behind the great work being conducted at FAU Harbor Branch. During this fun and informal webchat series, our researchers talk about what inspired them to pursue a career in marine science, stories about their adventures, advice they would give to a future scientist!
Watch Archived Web Chats

Virtual Tours

Join us as we take a behind the scenes look around FAU Harbor Branch! This series will highlight our various research projects, state of the art facilities and equipment, as well as views from our historic 144-acre campus that is located along the Indian River Lagoon.
Watch Our Virtual Tours

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.
Watch Educational Videos and Activities

Marine Science Curricula

Are your students on a mission to discover the ocean? Our curriculum archive is filled with free lessons, activities and resources that have been developed by our team of scientists and educators. From whales to satellites, your students can dive deeper into a variety of STEM topics, and even hear about important research happening at FAU Harbor Branch.
Access Marine Science Curricula

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.
View Real-time and Historic Water Quality Data

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.

Virtual Backgrounds

Are you looking for a stunning ocean-themed background to spruce up your virtual space? Select from various images featuring FAU Harbor Branch ocean science research: vibrant underwater images color corrected by Sea-thru algorithm, green turtles coming ashore to nest, soaring spotted eagle rays, aquaculture and deep-sea exploration. Make sure to use one of these free backgrounds during your next virtual meeting!

Celebrate 50 Years of Ocean Science for a Better World® Virtual Backgrounds

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