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Celebrate National Estuaries Month: Ais on the Lagoon Community Paddle, Sept. 28

Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Category: Press Releases
Summary: Florida Oceanographic Society will celebrate National Estuaries Month by hosting the Ais on the Lagoon Community Paddle, at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28. Estuary enthusiasts are invited to paddle across the Indian River Lagoon to this free educational event at the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center. more…

Coastal Center closed Sept. 22-24

Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014
Category: Press Releases
Summary: The Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center, located at 890 N.E. Ocean Blvd. in Stuart on Hutchinson Island, will be closed Monday, Sept. 22 through Wednesday, Sept. 24 for annual maintenance. more…

July 20: Florida Oceanographic celebrates 50th anniversary with open house

Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014
Category: Press Releases
Summary: In celebration of Florida Oceanographic’s 50th anniversary, the community is invited to an open house on Sunday, July 20 at the Coastal Center, 890 N.E. Ocean Blvd. on Hutchinson Island in Stuart. From 12 to 4 p.m., the Coastal Center will be open to the public, with free admission. more…

Four local treasures partner to offer discount for visitors

Date: Sunday, June 1, 2014
Category: Press Releases
Summary: Four local organizations are teaming up this summer to offer a co-visitation $2 discount off regular admission: The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, the Elliott Museum, the House of Refuge and the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center more…

Scholarships offered for Specialty Immersion courses

Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Category: Press Releases
Summary: Through the generosity of the Stuart chapter of the American Association of University Women, Florida Oceanographic Society is pleased to announce that they are accepting applications for four full scholarships to their Specialty Immersion summer courses for teens and young adults. The scholarships are available to young women ages 12-16 living in Martin County. more…

May 23: Kick off Memorial Day weekend with Sunset on the Lagoon

Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Category: Press Releases
Summary: Proceeds benefit Florida Oceanographic Society research, education, restoration and advocacy initiatives more…

Florida Oceanographic and Darden Restaurants partner to advance oyster restoration

Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014
Category: Press Releases
Summary: Florida Oceanographic Society was recently selected to receive a $5,000 grant as part of the Restaurant Community Grants program from the Darden Restaurants Foundation, Inc. more…

City of Stuart joins Florida Oceanographic to recycle oyster shells

Date: Monday, April 7, 2014
Category: Press Releases
Summary: The City of Stuart is proud to announce its new partnership with Florida Oceanographic in the Treasure Coast Shell Recycling Program. This regional program initiated by Florida Oceanographic provides a valuable service by collecting discarded oyster, clam, and mussel shells, recycling them, then deploying the shell into the estuary to provide a habitat for new oysters. more…

“Oceans Alive, Tides of Time” raises more than $300,000

Date: Friday, March 28, 2014
Category: Press Releases
Summary: 50th anniversary gala celebrates Florida Oceanographic’s commitment to environmental education and excellence more…

Make a splash at our summer programs for children and teens

Date: Friday, March 21, 2014
Category: Press Releases
Summary: Now is the time to introduce the next generation to experiences that inspire the appreciation and protection of our marine environment. Florida Oceanographic Society’s summer programs do just that. more…

March 16: Game Fish and Fish Games

Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Category: Press Releases
Summary: Florida Oceanographic will host the 3rd annual Game Fish & Fish Games celebration on Sunday, March 16 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for children ages 6–14. This year’s event will take place at a new location, Indian Riverside Park, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. more…

“Oceans Alive, Tides of Time” gala commemorates Florida Oceanographic’s 50th anniversary

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Category: Press Releases
Summary: Florida Oceanographic will commemorate half a century of environmental excellence with an anniversary gala: “Oceans Alive, Tides of Time.” The event is at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 22 at the Elliott Museum, 825 N.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart, located across the street from the Coastal Center. more…

Coastal Lecture Series continues through April 21

Date: Monday, December 30, 2013
Category: Press Releases
Summary: Free series will educate and inspire residents and visitors alike to preserve and protect our coastal environment more…

Coastal Center Reopens Saturday, Sept. 28

Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Category: Press Releases
Summary: Marine life nature center reopens Sept. 28, National Estuaries Day more…

Florida Oceanographic celebrates National Estuaries Month with two lagoon events

Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Category: Press Releases
Summary: Hands Across the Lagoon, Sept. 28, and Ais on the Lagoon Community Paddle, Sept. 29 more…

Sand Sculpting Contest to raise awareness, celebrate sea turtle nesting season

Date: Thursday, August 8, 2013
Category: Press Releases
Summary: A sand sculpting contest will take place on Saturday, Aug. 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Stuart Beach. more…

Florida Oceanographic to host Florida Master Naturalist Program

Date: Thursday, August 1, 2013
Category: Announcements
Summary: Mark your calendars for another presentation of the Coastal Systems Module of the Master Naturalist Class. Following a successful presentation of the module, Florida Oceanographic will host a class on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 28 through Oct. 2. more…

Pollution of our waters unacceptable

Date: Friday, July 12, 2013
Category: Announcements
Summary: Pollution discharges are having major impacts on the St. Lucie River Estuary, Indian River Lagoon and nearshore reef habitats. Salinities are at critically low levels for oyster reefs in the middle estuary, and the pollution is covering the seagrass beds in the outer estuary and Indian River Lagoon. more…

July 22-26: Teen snorkeling program

Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Category: Press Releases
Summary: Due to the overwhelming popularity of Florida Oceanographic’s Snorkeling and Reef ID 101 Specialty Immersion, they will offer an additional session July 22-26 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for teens age 13-16. more…

New: early access guided trail walks

Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Category: Announcements
Summary: Sign up for early admittance on Tuesdays and Saturdays to experience our beautiful nature trail in the morning before any of our exhibits open. more…

Captain Planet Foundation awards education grant to FOS

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Category: Announcements
Summary: The Captain Planet Foundation recently awarded an educational grant of $500 to Florida Oceanographic for their July 2013 Specialty Immersion courses for young adults. more…

Florida's ocean and coastal ecosystems: Take action, our future begins today

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Category: Press Releases
Summary: Mark Perry's "Blue Paper" listing eight actions we must accomplish for the future of Florida's ocean and coastal environments. more…

Pollution continues for Everglades, no equality for cleanup

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Category: Announcements
Summary: Recent Everglades legislation approved by the Florida Legislature and signed by Governor Rick Scott (HB 7065) settles a long dispute over cleaning up the Everglades, but does it really? We paid for the cleanup once and now we’re going to pay again. more…

May 24: Kick off Memorial Day weekend with Sunset on the Lagoon

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2013
Category: Press Releases
Summary: If you have an interest in the health of our local waterways and want to kick off your Memorial Day weekend in true Florida style, don’t miss Sunset on the Lagoon. more…

Get hooked on our Specialty Immersion courses for teens

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Category: Press Releases
Summary: This summer, we will host a series of Specialty Immersion courses to inspire environmental stewardship in young adults through education, interaction, and fun-filled aquatic activities. more…

Our summer programs make waves with next generation

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Category: Press Releases
Summary: Now is the time to expose a new generation to experiences that create a bond and inspire children to protect our marine environment. Florida Oceanographic Society’s summer programs aim to do just that. more…

Stuart Causeway closed April 19-21

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013
Category: Announcements
Summary: The Stuart Causeway will be closed from 7 p.m. April 19 until 9 p.m. April 21 due to the Stuart Sailfish Regatta. To access the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center, please use the Jensen Beach Causeway. more…

April 14: Game Fish and Fish Games

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2013
Category: Press Releases
Summary: Register today for this FREE catch and release clinic for children 6-14. more…

Save the Chickees!

Date: Monday, April 1, 2013
Category: Announcements
Summary: Learn the history of the Coastal Center's chickee structures and how local Boy Scouts are restoring them. more…

Weather station down

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Category: Announcements
Summary: Our Weather Station is currently down due to the loss of power at the House of Refuge. The station will be back online as soon as power is restored. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. more…

Closed on Easter

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Summary: The Coastal Center will be closed for Easter on March 31, 2013. more…

Giving Day, March 26

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Category: Announcements
Summary: We're pleased to participate in Giving Day, the Martin County Community Foundation’s matching gift event on March 26. more…

Water management update from Mark Perry

Date: Monday, March 18, 2013
Category: Announcements
Summary: Florida Oceanographic Society Executive Director, Mark Perry, provides an update on the Lake Okeechobee discharges and the Central Everglades Planning Project. more…

March 23: Downtown Stuart waterfront to receive eco-friendly art installation

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Category: Press Releases
Summary: Florida Oceanographic Society, the Junior League of Martin County, and EcoArt South Florida are teaming up to offer a free EcoArt workshop that combines oyster bag deployment and sculpture making on Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Flagler Park shoreline in downtown Stuart. more…

2013 Coastal Lecture Series

Date: Monday, January 14, 2013
Category: Announcements
Summary: The 2013 Coastal Lecture Series schedule is now available. The first lecture is "A National Center of Biodiversity: Can We Protect It, Save It, Restore It?" by Dr. Grant Gilmore on January 14. more…

REEF Fish ID 'Fishinar'

Date: Friday, December 7, 2012
Category: Announcements
Summary: Join us at the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center on Thursday, January 17 at 8pm our next REEF Fish ID ‘Fishinar’ – Those Darn Damsels! Top 12 Damselfish of the Greater Caribbean more…

Reef Fish ID 'FISHINAR"

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012
Summary: Join us at the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center for the Reef Fish ID 'FISHINAR' starting on Dec 6 at 8pm with "Caribbean Hit Parade! Top 25 Fish" FISHINAR more…

Tickets on Sale for Barefoot on the Beach

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2012
Category: Announcements
Summary: Get your tickets for Barefoot on the Beach: A seaside soiree on Stuart Beach, with a Caribbean flare. Join us on November 17, 2012 for a clambake complete with a lobster dinner, live music, beverages, raffles, and dancing under the stars. more…

Employment Opportunities

Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Category: Announcements
Summary: Now hiring an experienced Operations Technician. If you feel strongly about our mission and wish to have a rewarding career with Florida Oceanographic Society, please view the full job description and complete the employment application. more…

Learn About the Discharges from Lake Okeechobee

Date: Friday, November 2, 2012
Category: Announcements
Summary: The St. Lucie River Estuary and the Indian River Lagoon are now in critical condition due to large discharges of polluted freshwater from Lake Okeechobee and the agricultural canals. more…

Sunset on the Lagoon Event Photos

Date: Saturday, October 6, 2012
Category: Announcements
Summary: A few minor sprinkles at Sunset on the Lagoon didn't stop guests from enjoying the evening. Ricky Shockley and his brother Alex provided a great sound for the casual wine and hors d' oeuvres event that was catered by Chef Mark Muller. more…

Barefoot on the Beach tickets now on sale

Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Summary: Get your tickets for Barefoot on the Beach: A seaside soiree on Stuart Beach, with a Caribbean flare. Join us for a clam bake complete with a lobster dinner, live music, beverages, raffles, and excitement under the stars. more…

Ocean DREAM Project

Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Category: Announcements
Summary: The Ocean DREAM Project provides the opportunity for families, individuals and groups to participate in beach clean-ups. more…

Volunteer Opportunities

Date: Monday, June 18, 2012
Category: Announcements
Summary: Visit our volunteer page for a complete list of current volunteer opportunities. more…

Now Accepting Reservations for Nighttime Sea Turtle Walks

Date: Monday, April 23, 2012
Category: Announcements
Summary: Call 225-0505 ext. 116 for more information and to make a reservation. more…

Florida Master Naturalists Training

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Summary: An environmental education opportunity offered by the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences (UF/IFAS) and the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center on Hutchinson Island. more…

Summer Camp Registration Open

Date: Friday, January 13, 2012
Category: Announcements
Summary: Coastal Discovery Summer Camp 2012 at Florida Oceanographic is now accepting registrations. more…

Oyster Restoration Volunteer Opportunties

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2011
Category: Announcements
Summary: Volunteers are needed for our upcoming oyster bagging and deployment events. Click here to learn more. more…

Snorkeling 101 at Bathtub Reef

Date: Thursday, July 7, 2011
Summary: Join us for Snorkeling 101 at Bathtub Reef on August 4. Meet under the gazebo at Bathtub Beach at 8:45am to learn about the basics of snorkeling and snorkel the amazing worm reef. RSVP required. $15 for members, $20 for non-members. more…

Free Stuart Beach Walks/Bathtub Beach Outreach

Date: Sunday, January 2, 2011
Category: Announcements
Summary: Free Guided Beach Walks at Stuart Beach and Free Beach Outreach Info Sessions at Bathtub Beach more…