At Aquarius Reef Base, Florida International University is pushing the capabilities of what can be achieved underwater, putting students at the forefront of marine research. With each mission, Aquarius is inspiring the next generation of researchers and explorers through innovative education and outreach programs that reach millions of kids globally. Leveraging onboard video conferencing Capabilities, scientists inside Aquarius and on the adjacent reefs are able to engage audiences worldwide through interactive classes and other live programming.
At FIU, researchers are able to teach classes from the depths of the ocean and visit their field of study. Aquarius also features the Teacher Under the Sea program, which provides unique experiential learning opportunities to engage today's explorers and tomorrow's problem-solvers.
In addition to the opportunities below we also offer educational resources such as lesson plans that incorporate oceanic science into engaging learning activities.