The words “Indian River Lagoon” used to conjure images of serene waters, frolicking dolphins and wide-smiled anglers boasting their latest catch. Today, residents of Brevard and Indian River County may instead recall news coverage of sedimentary muck, algal blooms and massive fish kills. One of the many ways Florida Institute of Technology serves its community is through actionable environmental research—science that makes a difference. Faculty scientists and engineers at Florida Tech formed the Indian River Lagoon Research Institute (IRLRI) to help bring back some of the lagoon’s natural defenses and restore the estuary’s health.

  Fun, shrieks and smiles

October 21 & 22 - 28 & 29

7pm to 11 pm

Bach's B minor Mass was an inchoate collection of movements at the time of his death. Parts of it had been performed, most of it hadn't, and the complete score didn't get published for another century.

And it wasn't until 1968 that Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Concentus Musicus Wien recorded it for a major German label  with actual period instruments in a reading that played a central role in the historical performance movement.

We'll have the Harnoncourt perfomance of the B minor -- the way Bach wrote it and intended it -- as our sole work this week.

Boo at the Zoo

Oct 16, 2016

Boo at the Zoo is back and more spooktacular than ever! Stop by the Zoo in October to experience this family-favorite Halloween activity, which features more than 30 treat stations each weekend. Once you’ve had your fill of candy, rock out with our DJ, brave a tween-oriented haunted house, channel your competitive spirit with fun games and go for the gold in our costume contest!

The Zoo will close at 3:30 pm on the dates of the event. Final admission is 2:30 pm.

International recording artist Wyclef Jean will be Live In Studio at WFIT Friday Oct 14th during the noon hour of Sound Waves.  Wyclef will talk with Sound Waves host Todd Kennedy about his storied career, past, present and future and will perform some songs.

Wyclef Jean will perform a free concert at Florida Tech's Homecoming Fest in Downtown Melbourne Friday night.