Hub for Resilience Education

Addressing Environmental Issues Relevant to Our Community.

Solutions to Mitigate the Impact of Climate Change

As the Hub for Resilience Education, in partnership with The Community Foundation of Broward, MODS will address environmental issues relevant to our community and solutions to help mitigate the impact of climate change by championing engagement, education and action for environmental sustainability and resilience in Broward.

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Helping Mitigate the Impact of Climate Change

The Museum is a leader in environmental sustainability, with a focus on cultivating climate citizenship. We aim to provide a platform for exploring solutions across our diverse community and highlight related future career opportunities.

With the opportunity to reach hundreds of thousands annually, MODS serves as the hub to raise awareness around the importance of science, inspiring deeper engagement in sustainability, climate change and resilience.



    The Main Pillar of Our Resilience Cause

    MODS’ Environmental Sustainability pillar includes:

    • Cementing a commitment to create pathways to lifelong learning that cultivate climate citizenship
    • Creating a sense of place in the climate crisis
    • Providing opportunities to showcase current solutions
    • Inspiring visitors to contribute to future solutions


      Pathways to Resilience

      Programs That Get Us to Our Goals

      The pathways we showcase come in a variety of educational offerings, including:

      • Educational Programs

        From the STEMobile Museum on Wheels and summer Camp Discovery to field trips serving thousands of Broward students each year, MODS is a major provider of environmental sustainability education for families in the community.

      • Special Events

        Annual free admission days including; Eye of the Storm – a partnership with FIU’s International Hurricane Research Center, MODS Gone Wild, offsite excursions into south Florida ecosystems and bi-monthly beach cleanups focused on resilience education. In 2023, MODS launched the Visit Lauderdale Science Festival, further bringing the conversation into the spotlight.

      • AutoNation® IMAX® Theater

        South Florida’s premiere theater highlights an array of spectacular documentary films including; Dream BIG (developed with the American Society of Civil Engineers) and The Last Glaciers that inspires excitement for STEM education.

      • Workforce Development

        Each year, 50 high school students participate in EcoExplorers, a paid internship program focusing on sustainability and resiliency career pathways. A vibrant speaker series and offsite excursions make this an incredibly popular program.


      Advisory Committee

      Our Resilience Leaders

      The Resiliency Advisory Committee at MODS includes leaders from the public and private sector who meet regularly to contribute to the development of MODS as a powerful hub for discussion and innovation. The committee will help anchor and champion the community’s conversation, education and action regarding environmental sustainability and resilience.

      MODS Resiliency Hub will:

      Broaden civic engagement in resilience planning and engage teachers and parents in experiences that support children’s learning. The Hub also aims to provide university researchers, local municipalities and sustainable industries with a public and neutral venue to showcase their research and innovations, empowering the public to take action.

      • Meet the People Working for Change

        Special thanks to our Advisory Committee members for giving generously of their time and support to help create a resilient South Florida.

        • Dr. Alec Bogdanoff, Brizaga & Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
        • Stan Bronson, Stimson Center
        • Indyli Brown, City of Plantation
        • Brian Clay, Bank United
        • Juliette Desfeux, Spinnaker Group
        • Dr. Derek Burkholder, NOVA Southeastern University
        • Keith Clark, Flamingo Gardens
        • Ray Coleman, Pine Jog Environmental Education Center
        • Olivia Collins, CLEO Institute
        • John Columbo, Florida Panthers
        • Jennifer Diaz, Everglades Foundation
        • Patrick Fitzgerald, National Wildlife Foundation
        • Beam Furr, Broward County Commissioner
        • Dr. Nancy Gassman, City of Fort Lauderdale
        • Anne Henderson, Pine Jog Environmental Education Center
        • Patty Hooley, CEO, Weston Volvo & Plantation Ford
        • Kristen Hoss, Youth Environmental Alliance
        • Steve Hudson, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
        • Dr. Jennifer Jurado, Broward County Resilience
        • Sadiqa Williams, Sevens Hills Garden and Soil
        • Rob Kornahrens, Advanced Roofing
        • Rep. Chip LaMarca, Florida House of Representatives
        • Carolina Maran, South Florida Water Management District
        • Dr. Lisa Milenkovic, Broward County Public Schools
        • Peter Moore, Chen Moore & Associates
        • Frank Niepold, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
        • Katherine O’Fallon, Marine Research Hub
        • Jennifer O’Flannery, Community Foundation of Broward
        • Dr. Colin Polsky, Florida Atlantic University
        • Dr. Landolf Rhode-Barbarigos, University of Miami College of Engineering
        • Erick Strati, Wells Fargo
        • Erik Salna , Florida International University
        • Sarah Straka, Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center
        • Ben Wesley, Florida Power and Light
        • Justin West, Thrive Lot Foundation
        • Sadiqa Williams, Sevens Hills Garden and Soil