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Mission: Ocean Discovery

Mission Ocean Discovery

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
Learn about the important research conducted at FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute by exploring our exhibits and participating in a free interpretive tour led by a marine scientist! 

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.

Speaker's 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 students in 6-12 grade! Submit your artwork related to one of our five research categories 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.

Learn about our upcoming events!

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

Gabby Barbarite, Ph.D.
Director of Outreach & Engagement

 Madeleine Arencibia

Madeleine Arencibia, M.S.
Mission: Ocean Discovery Manager