Forever Earth is a floating environmental laboratory and learning center at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The facility includes a customized 70-foot houseboat and a research barge. Forever Earth encourages local youth to participate in hands-on learning activities about the sciences, particularly limnology and water quality, but also other disciplines (e.g., biology, math, physics, and cultural and social sciences). The Forever Earth project was created through a partnership between Fun Country Marine Industries and the Outside Las Vegas Foundation. Funding for this program ended on May 31, 2011.