Behind-the-Scenes Tour of FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

October 18, 2019

Take a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the FAU 
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute with the IRL Lagoon Science Festival Oct. 23

FAU Harbor Branch welcomes you to go behind the scenes with one of our outreach scientists to gain a greater understanding of the significant research conducted by the institute. During this hour-and-a-half, golf-cart tour, participants will explore the 144-acre waterfront campus, learn about its history, hear highlights of the cutting-edge research being conducted by our marine scientists and engineers, and discover the impact that our work has on their everyday lives. The experience will also include a photo-op in front of our iconic Johnson Sea Link deep-sea submersible as well as views of the Indian River Lagoon and Florida wildlife. The tour is part of the Indian River Lagoon Science Festival's line-up of Satellite Events and will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, 5600 US-1, Fort Pierce. This event is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, visit:

Leading up to the Indian River Lagoon Science Festival on Saturday, Oct. 26, this series of science-focused satellite events will take place around the Treasure Coast. For more information on these events, please visit the IRL Science Festival Eventbrite Page:

The Indian River Lagoon Science Festival was established in 2014 and is a celebration of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) that culminates in a large-scale community event. The festival aims to demonstrate that science is meaningful, relevant, and fun, to make science accessible to all residents of the Treasure Coast, and to highlight STEAM resources in the IRL region. The Festival planning committee is made up entirely of volunteer organizers from local governments and research, education and non-profit organizations, and administrative support is largely provided by the Smithsonian Marine Station. A member of the Science Festival Alliance ( since 2013, the IRL Science Festival serves as a leader in promoting science and science festivals across the state of Florida. For more information about all Festival partners, sponsors, and scheduled activities, visit #IRLsciencefest.

The IRL Science Festival has been made possible through funding from the Smithsonian Marine Station, FAU Harbor Branch, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Foundation, Renaissance Charter School, Children's Services Council/St. Lucie Reads, PNC Bank, and the generous support of WGYL 93.7, WJKD 99.7, WPHR 94.7, WOSN 97.1, WTTB 1490, Waste Pro, St. Lucie County and the City of Fort Pierce.