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Join the adventure of discovery and exploration from the nation's fourth-largest research university through subscription-based curricula. New expeditions are released each year, building on previous lessons and expanding to other areas of research in FIU's College of Arts, Sciences & Education.

  • Expedition Ocean

    Explore Aquarius Reef Base and the rest of FIU's undersea science. Learn core concepts and see them in action through real-world research.

    Dive In 

  • Expedition Biscayne Bay

    Discover our researchers' work on the Biscayne Bay Campus and the South Florida coast, addressing environmental issues with global stakes.

    Visit the Bay 

Explore Finding Fins

Interested in seeing what Mission Inspire is all about? Dive into to our free lesson! Educators have access to this full lesson that includes:

  • Data-driven and standard aligned activities
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Scientific papers explained for you and your students
  • Assessments to track science content understanding

Explore how FIU scientists study shark conservation on a global scale using genetic stock identification, DNA bar coding and DNA zip coding.  

Sample this lesson 

Educator Toolkit: Take the Plunge

Our supplemental content engages students and educators in real-world science and scholarship through activity-based lessons and unique experiential opportunities.

Training videos walk educators through the concepts covered by Mission Inspire lessons. Additional training through Camp Create guides teachers through mapping activities to their pacing guide and adapting their own existing activities.

Who's on Board?

Check out who has joined the adventure in 2021-2022.

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What's New in 2022?

Launching in the Fall of 2022, is Expedition Ocean and Expedition Biscayne Bay for grades 3rd - 5th. Now, elementary level educators and students can engage in meaningful science content, research and standard aligned activities. 

 

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