Press Releases

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…