The Harbor Branch Ocean Discovery Visitor's Center (ODVC) is the public gateway to FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. The ODVC houses interactive exhibits, small aquaria, a video theater and other displays exploring the marine environment and depicting the research efforts of the Institute. In addition to fascinating educational displays, Harbor Branch will also present an engaging FREE lecture series through March of 2019. The Ocean Science Lecture Series provides a forum for the community at large to learn about Harbor Branch's most recent discoveries directly from the scientists and engineers who make them. The invited speakers from other institutions are colleagues who work on topics relevant to our Harbor Branch research themes. Lectures are held in the auditorium of the Johnson Education Center on the Harbor Branch campus, 5600 U.S. 1 North, Fort Pierce, 4:00 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Here are the upcoming lectures through March, 2019:
January 30 Mission Ocean Discovery: An Overview of Outreach at FAU Harbor Branch, Gabby Barbarite, FAU Harbor Branch February 6 DNAngling – Molecular Identification of Fish in the Indian River Lagoon, Nick Dickens, FAU Harbor Branch February 13 Ocean Entrées: Eat your Sea Vegetables!, Megan Davis, FAU Harbor Branch February 20 The Junior Scientists Program: Research by the Next Generation to Preserve Our Natural Resources for All Generations. M. Dennis Hanisak, FAU Harbor Branch February 27 Investigating the Deep Pelagic Animals in the Northern Gulf of Mexico after the BP Oil Spill Jon Moore, FAU Wilkes Honor College March 6 Using Remote Sensing Technologies to Detect Harmful Algal Blooms, Tim Moore, University of New Hampshire March 13 Extending Soil Conservation to the Sea: Marine Sediments as the Next Frontier! Jordon Beckler, FAU Harbor Branch