H2O to Go Residential Summer Research Institutes


FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center  has partnered with a select group of university, state, federal, and local agencies to offer unique, week-long, residential research institutes for high school and undergraduate students.

These programs introduce students to scientists who are working in the field of environmental research. Students work with research scientists and develop an understanding of the interconnectedness and complexity of South Florida water systems and the environmental issues facing them. Students are exposed to research tools engineered by FAU that are currently being tested as solutions to Florida’s environmental challenges. This program is designed to give students a professional experience not easily obtained by the general population and will provide a competitive edge, particularly to students interested in life science, engineering, oceanography, and research. Most importantly, students are guaranteed to have fun. Recreational activities such as kayaking, canoeing, hiking, and swimming are integrated throughout the learning activities.


H2O Connections: July 15-19, 2024

Available to all high school students in Palm Beach County.  Learn more about the first week-long residential institute that focuses on the interconnectedness of South Florida Water Systems. Dual enrollment credit available.

H2O Restorations: Not offered for 2024

For students who have completed H20 Connections.  Learn more about the second-week long residential institute that focuses on Florida's West Coast and Restoration. Dual enrollment credit available.

H20 Innovations:  Not offered for 2024

For students who have completed H20 Connections & Restorations.  A three day, two-night residential institute focusing on sea-level rise and climate change based in the Florida Keys. Dual enrollment credit not available.

H2O Global:  TBA 

For students who have completed at least one H20 course.  A ten-day, nine-night residential institute focusing on sustainability and technology-based at Earth University in Costa Rica.