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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.
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 help us place science back into the classrrooms, protect the wild places and help us to build the most significant and unique facility of our times.
New Board Members
The Directors of Shore Lab Discovery Center are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Erica Moulton to the Board of Directors. Erica is well known as an educator and is a small business owner that specializes in brining unique programs to the classroom. Read more Along with Erica we also like to welcome Mr. Allan Gutcher. Allan is a small business owner, seaman and professional diver. Read more
The Morning Star Explorer has her Captain. Bob Hite will take the helm of the Explorer. Along with his wife Bonnie they will produce several educational documentaries about our world. Ahoy and welcome aboard Bob and Bonnie. 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
Shore Lab Discovery Center
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. We will offer impressive educational programs that are innovative and fun, cutting edge research projects, unique and exclusive exhibits that immerse explorers in exotic environments and adventure on the high seas. Shore Lab Discovery Center will build the public trust, represent the core values of the community, promote conservation through education and enhance the quality of life for all generations while celebrating the joys of nature.
What makes us different?
Shore Lab Discovery Center will be a first of its kind facility that will combine several elements; science, education, research and entertainment to tell the story of the origins of water on our planet and the complex relationships that have developed among its inhabitants because of its presence. Water has influenced our culture, technology, trade, warfare and our very thought process as humans. Water gives life where there is no life, it is the most precious resource in the universe.
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? 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 someday propel us out of our solar system. We will guide you through the rainforests, explore the great lakes, travel down the major river systems, swim on a tropical reef, explore the ocean depths, travel across the polar landscapes, watch nature footage in 4D, walk through a park full of exhibits and examine the effects water has had on humankinds cultural evolution 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 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.
What does this mean economically?
It means hundreds of new jobs, economic growth and new small businesses. It means becoming a global leader in research and reaching thousands of school children with exciting new programs; it also means improving the quality of life in our community, Brandon Florida. Our economic impact will add $45 million dollars into the local economy. Combine this with local and State revenues, retail, lodging, food, support businesses and the overall economic impact can exceed $100 million dollars annually.
Inspire generations of explorers committed to discovery and living in harmony on our water 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. Our core values will guide us in our endeavor to develop financial stability.
A team of new-age explorers who will travel to the far reaches of our world and position Shore Lab Discovery Center as a recognized authority in interpreting, preserving and conveying the importance of nature’s wonders. We are building strategic partnerships with educators, researchers, communities and governments in our endeavors to inspire all generations to join us in our mission of discovery.
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 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 of nature and all its wonders.