Based on the work conducted at Florida International University's Aquarius Reef Base, Aquarius Academy lets students and teachers be a part of real-world science through activity-based lessons and unique experiential opportunities.
Students splash down to learn core scientific concepts through real-world examples.
Explore the Mission Manual
Put students in the fins of researchers and aquanauts solving challenges.
One-day workshop with Aquarius experts to learn how to present the Academy material in class.
Meet the Scientist
Video chat with FIU experts.
It's time to design the next Aquarius Reef Base, and our aquanauts want to know: Are students and teachers up for the challenge?
Learn About the Design Challenge
This learner-centered, multidisciplinary activity engages exceptional thinkers to design the next Aquarius Reef Base. Middle school- and high school-level competitors apply key concepts to create a model of what the next Aquarius might look like. Package includes overview, instructions, grading rubric and a list of materials.
Splash down with aquanauts solving challenges at Aquarius Reef Base. From teacher trainings to group virtual field trips with students to in-person visits from our experts, we are bringing the excitement of undersea research to classrooms everywhere.
Students get a chance to talk to researchers through video chats and exclusive visits from Aquarius aquanauts.
Group Virtual Field Trip
Video chat with aquanauts on board the Aquarius Reef Base to learn what it's like to live and work 60 feet beneath the surface.
Give students an in-person sneak peek at the latest Aquarius projects with an aquanaut visit.
Aquarius 1.0: Introduction
Attend an immersive three- or five-day training for 12 people, held at the Aquarius shore facility in Islamorada, Florida.
Aquarius 2.0: Dive In
Building on knowledge gained in Aquairus 1.0 in this five-day experience for six people, which includes an overnight stay at Aquarius Reef Base.