MarineLab offers STEM education field trips for 5th grade through college student groups. Through introductory discussions, hands on activities and field observations, students learn about marine science and the interdependent nature of the marine ecosystem of the subtropical Florida Keys. STEM science programs introductory programs, programs with AP Environmental Science and AP Biology components, andprograms that incorporate SCUBA diving into their science discoveries. MarineLab is a great place to implement STEM engineering projects such as underwater robotics and ROVs.
In addition to STEM education, MarineLab offers Service Learning Programs where students participate in various research and restoration projects. Coral restoration and seagrass surveys are amongs the research partnerships we have formed with various agencies.
According to a recent survey, 5% of 8107 middle and high school students that attended a MarineLab program chose science as a career as a direct result of their experience. More statistics and comments from MarineLab teachers and students can be found here.
STEM Professional Development programs for teachers are available in the summer.