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Florida Oceanographic Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1964 with the mission to inspire environmental stewardship of Florida’s coastal ecosystems through education, research and advocacy. 

Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center is a 57-acre marine life nature center located on Hutchinson Island in Stuart, FL situated between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean. 

Underwater Shell
Underwater Shell

Join our education staff as we discuss beach dynamics, biology, and oceanography at Stuart Beach! 

Join us for an oyster shell bagging at the Coastal Center and help bag oyster shells that will eventually be deployed into the Indian River Lagoon for restoration! 

Celebrate Shorebirds Month!

Fighting to save the Indian River Lagoon can be tiring when your research area covers 57 acres...