Education Outreach

children looking at stingray
children learning at the touch tank
children learning about sea turtles

Each year, the Education Department at Florida Oceanographic Society educates thousands of students from around our community and around the globe with on-site field trip programs, Virtual Field Trips, in-school outreach programs, summer camps, and special educational activities. Under the leadership of our Director of Education, Dr. Zack Jud, we continually upgrade our offerings to meet Florida's tough standards for excellence.

The Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center provides a natural learning environment for public and private groups. Centered around Florida's marine life and local coastal ecosystems, we help guests of all ages build skills that promote interpretation, understanding, and conservation of our natural resources. With easy access to both the Indian River Lagoon and the St. Lucie River, our students quickly become aware of the important issues facing local waterways, as well as the need to become advocates and environmental stewards.