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Tagaeri and Taromenane tribes-the last hope for the Yasuni Rainforest. Please join us in our conservation room and learn about this fascinating fight to save the Ecuadorian National Park by the indigenous peoples. Also, read about Bio-Targeting and the curious case of Bryostatins in the current trends section of our conservation room. Teachers we have started adding educational content to our "Teachers" drop down list. The first program is "Life in a Pond". All programs are free to use unless otherwise stated.
You Can Help:
Please help us with this ambitious journey by taking the time and your resources to donate now. Your generous donations will be used to deliver education programs that inspire, protect and restore the wild places and help us to build the most significant and unique facility of our times.
The Directors of Shore Lab Discovery Center are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Neil van Niekerk to the Board of Directors. Neil will be joining our development group. Read More
We also like to welcome Joe and Billie Perry to the Board of Directors. You know Joe from the Band Aerosmith and Billie from her poetry. They are both passionate about our world and concerned that we leave behind a legacy of a healthy planet for are children. Read More About Joe and Billie. Click on the link image gallery and then select the Joe and Billie Perry Nature Album from the drop down list and view some great photos. Visit Joe at www.aerosmith.com and at www.joeperry.com
Welcome to Shore Lab Discovery Center
We were founded and incorporated in the State of Florida as a not for profit in October of 2009. Our tax exempt status, 501 (c) (3), was received from the Internal Revenue Service in June of 2010. Our purpose is to build and operate a World Class Aquarium that will help define humankind’s role in controlling, interpreting and preserving earth’s aquatic wonders. The Shore Lab Discovery Center experience is an exciting opportunity by which millions of people who have limited contact and knowledge of Earth's aquatic wonders will be exposed to the beauty, complexities and perils these ecosystems face in today's world.
What makes us different?
Our story line starts with a simple question: How did water originate on our planet? What does water mean to us today and for the future? How has the presence of water influenced the complex relationships that have developed among its inhabitants? It's about the unique environs found on our planet and what humankind is doing to protect these places for our children and our children's children. It's about the importance science can play in the classroom: reading, mathematics, problem solving and collaborating with others. It is also about unlocking nature’s secrets that someday will cure the incurable, ensure the integrity of our water ways, provide new technologies that will feed humankind and new energy sources that do not pollute and will someday propel us out of our galaxy in search of other blue water planets.
We will guide you through the rainforests, explore the great lakes, travel down the major river systems, swim on tropical reefs, explore the ocean depths, travel across the polar landscapes, watch nature footage in 4D, walk through a park full of life and examine the effects water has had on humankinds cultural and commerce over the millennia. The story does not end here on planet earth but continues out into the universe and showcases humankind’s advancements in exploring other worlds for signs of water and life.
What motivates us?
The chance to inspire young minds to someday ask the questions that lead to the great discoveries that cure the incurable, find clean new energy sources, discover new technologies that better humankind and find ways to fix and protect our ailing planet.
Inspire generations of explorers committed to discovery and living in harmony on our planet. We shall do this by providing programs that are thought provoking and fun, advocate respect for the natural environment, provide balanced forums on relevant issues and convey the beauty of our world.
We believe in creating an atmosphere of equality, fairness and trust by recognizing that strength lies in teamwork. We will provide exceptional service internally and externally by exceeding the expectations of our peers and those that we serve. We are committed to quality and excellence in all that we do and we embrace innovation.
Advocate for education, promote technologies that conserve our planets resources, explore our world in new ways and encourage cultural diversity, personal growth and tolerance.
Who we are:
Shore Lab Discovery Center is a learning lab encouraging participation and growth at one’s own pace. We are reexamining our world and inspiring generations of thinkers and explorers in the tradition of: Herodotus, Charles Darwin, Bob Ballard and Jacques-Yves Cousteau. If we have aroused your passion for this worthwhile project please contact us to learn more about how you can become involved. We are seeking visionaries who share our passion for knowledge, education, exploration and preservation.
Video Courtesy of Bob Hite