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Marine Science Lab

Through the Aquarius Journey program, students learn what it's like to live underwater at the Aquarius Reef Base.

Participants explore the ocean and its inhabitants along with how to conserve all the resources they provide.

Using select activities from our Mission Inspire: Expedition Ocean curriculum, students and teachers will join an FIU facilitator in completing a lesson along with trained staff.

Reserve This Program

Fill out our form to begin your reservation. Offered virtually or in person at your site, lab experiences last 45 minutes. Each session accommodates up to 30 individuals. Experiences are primarily offered during core hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Virtual

  • Offered Monday–Friday
  • Requires a strong internet connection
  • $200 for first virtual lab; 10% each additional virtual lab of the same theme on the same day

In Person

  • Primarily offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • Hosted at your site; requires a classroom, library or other quiet setting
  • $250 for first in-person lab; 10% off each additional lab of the same theme on the same day

Requests for alternate days or times will be considered. Within 48 hours after you submit your request, an Education Outreach team member will contact you to discuss your proposed itinerary. Once everything is reviewed and set, the invoice will be sent.

K-12 Florida Education Standards

The following standards are focused by suggested grade levels and aligned to Florida Department of Education benchmarks.

  • 6th Grade

    Fish Detective

    SC.6.N.1.4: The Practice of Science

    LAFS.6.SL.1.1; LAFS.6.SL.2.4: Standards for Speaking and Listening

    MAFS.6.SP.2.5: Statistics and Probability

    Connect to Protect

    LAFS.68.RST.1.1; LAFS.68.RST.1.2; LAFS.68.1.3; LAFS.68RST.2.6; LAFS.68.RST.4.10: Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

    LAFS.6.SL.1.1; LAFS.6.SL.2.4: Standards for Speaking and Listening

    More Acidity, More Problems

    MAFS.6.EE.1.1; MAFS.6.EE.1.2; MAFS.6.EE.2.6: Expressions and Equations

    MAFS.6.SP.1.1; MAFS.6.SP.2.5: Statistics and Probability

    MAFS.6.NS.2.2; MAFS.6.NS.2.3: The Number System

    LAFS.6.SL.1.1; LAFS.6.SL.2.4: Standards for Speaking and Listening

    LAFS.68.RST.1.1; LAFS.68.RST.1.2; LAFS.68.1.3; LAFS.68.RST.2.6; LAFS.68.RST.2.6; LAFS.68.RST.4.10: Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

  • 7th Grade

    Fish Detective

    LAFS.7.SL.1.1; LAFS.7.SL.2.4: Standards for Speaking and Listening

    MAFS.7.SP.1.1; MAFS.7.SP.1.2: Statistics and Probability

    Connect to Protect

    SC.7.L.17.1; SC.7.L.17.3: Interdependence

    LAFS.68.RST.1.1; LAFS.68.RST.1.2; LAFS.68.1.3; LAFS.68RST.2.6; LAFS.68.RST.4.10: Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

    LAFS.7.SL.1.1; LAFS.7.SL.2.4: Standards for Speaking and Listening

    More Acidity, More Problems

    MAFS.7.EE.1.1; MAFS.7.EE.1.2; MAFS.7.EE.2.3; MAFS.7.EE.2.4: Expressions and Equations

    MAFS.7.SP.3.7: Statistics and Probability

    MAFS.7.NS.1.1: The Number System

    LAFS.7.SL.1.1; LAFS.7.SL.2.4: Standards for Speaking and Listening

    LAFS.68.RST.1.1; LAFS.68.RST.1.2; LAFS.68.1.3; LAFS.68.RST.2.6; LAFS.68.RST.2.6; LAFS.68.RST.4.10: Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

  • 8th Grade

    Fish Detective

     LAFS.8.SL.1.1; LAFS.8.SL.2.4: Standards for Speaking and Listening

    Connect to Protect

    LAFS.68.RST.1.1; LAFS.68.RST.1.2; LAFS.68.1.3; LAFS.68RST.2.6; LAFS.68.RST.4.10: Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

    LAFS.8.SL.1.1: Standards for Speaking and Listening

    More Acidity, More Problems

    SC.8.L.18.3: Matter and Energy Transformations

    LAFS.68.RST.1.1; LAFS.68.RST.1.2; LAFS.68.1.3; LAFS.68.RST.2.6; LAFS.68.RST.2.6; LAFS.68.RST.4.10: Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

    LAFS.8.SL.1.1; LAFS.8.SL.2.4: Standards for Speaking and Listening

  • 9th-12th Grade Standards

    Fish Detective

    SC.912.N.2.2: Nature of Science

    SC.912.L.17.20: Life Science

    LAFS.910.SL.1.1; LAFS.910.SL.1.3; LAFS.910.SL.2.4; LAFS.1112.SL.1.1; LAFS.1112.SL.1.3; LAFS.1112.SL.2.4: Standards for Speaking and Listening

    MAFS.912.N-Q.1.1: Number and Quantity: Quantities

    MAFS.912.S-ID.1.2: Statistics and Probability: Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data

    Connect to Protect

    SC.912.L.17.1; SC.912.L.17.12; SC.912.L.17.13; SC.912.L.17.17: Interdependence

    SC.912.N.2.2: Nature of Science

    LAFS.910.RST.1.1; LAFS.910.RST.1.3; LAFS.910.RST.2.4; LAFS.910.RST.4.10; LAFS.1112.RST.1.1; LAFS.1112.RST.1.3; LAFS.1112.RST.2.4; LAFS.1112.RST.4.10: Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

    LAFS.910.SL.1.1; LAFS.910.SL.1.3; LAFS.910.SL.2.4; LAFS.1112.SL.1.1; LAFS.1112.SL.1.3; LAFS.1112.SL.2.4: Standards for Speaking and Listening

    More Acidity, More Problems

    SC.912.L.17.10; SC.912.L.17.8; SC.912.L.17.16: Interdependence

    SC.912.P.8.11: Matter

    LAFS.910.RST.1.1; LAFS.910.RST.1.3; LAFS.910.RST.2.4; LAFS.1112.RST.1.1; LAFS.1112.RST.1.3; LAFS.1112.RST.2.4: Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

    LAFS.910.SL.1.1; LAFS.910.SL.1.3; LAFS.910.SL.2.4; LAFS.1112.SL.1.1; LAFS.1112.SL.1.3; LAFS.1112.SL.2.4: Standards for Speaking and Listening

More to Explore

Want to get more from your adventures?

Combine labs, demos and field trips to reinforce learning and fun.

  • Tech to Protect – Animal borne cameras are the closest way for researchers to slip into the fins of the species they study and see the world through their eyes. Get hands-on in a technology lab that gets you thinking on your feet, just like scientists in the field.
  • Animal Encounter – Get to know the creatures that help keep the balance of marine and coastal ecosystems everywhere. Dive in as you explore marine invertebrates from Biscayne Bay.