SB 10 Signed by Gov. Scott

Governor Rick Scott has signed Senate Bill 10, the plan to build a water storage reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee. This is a step in the right direction for restoring the Everglades and stopping the harmful discharges into our local waterways. 

12 Days of Christmas: How to donate a golf cart to Florida Oceanographic Society

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

2019 Clay Shoot

Thank you to all of our sponsors and the community for their support! Our 2019 Pull for the River Clay Shoot was a success!

2021 was a record year for Florida manatee deaths. Here are 5 ways you can help sea cows

More Florida manatees died in 2021 than any other year, most of them from starving, and many readers have asked TCPalm: How can I help? 

33rd Everglades Coalition Conference

The Everglades Coalition, an alliance of 62 local, state, and national conservation organizations held their 33rd annual Everglades Coalition Conference in Stuart from January 11-14. 

6 Fantastic Things To Do On Hutchinson Island, Florida

Hutchinson Island is a 23-mile-long barrier island on Florida’s Treasure Coast. Divided into South and North Hutchinson Islands, spanning Martin and St. Lucie counties along the Atlantic Ocean, this quiet and laidback part of the Florida coast is a painless 2-hour drive from the bright lights of…

About Us

  Florida Oceanographic Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1964 with the mission to inspire environmental stewardship of Florida's…

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Adopt an Animal

Florida Oceanographic’s Animal Adoption Program is a great way to support the Coastal Center and to add a finned or four-flippered friend to your family!  When you "adopt” an animal, a portion of your gift helps support the animals in our care. Animal adoption packages are sent through USPS…


Help us to clean up our stretch of A1A! 


Meet us at the Coastal Center parking lot and help us clean up our stretch of A1A! 


Help us to clean up our stretch of A1A! 


Help us to clean up our stretch of A1A! 

Adopt-A-Highway (FULL)

Help us to clean up our stretch of Ocean Boulevard! 

Adopt-A-Highway (FULL)

Help us to clean up our stretch of Ocean Boulevard! 

Adopt-A-Highway (Private)

Help us to clean up our stretch of Ocean Boulevard!  Looking to help keep our community looking natural and free from garbage? Want to get in some exercise? Then join us as we clean our 2 mile section of Ocean Blvd.  We’ll meet at 9am at the Coastal Center to get supplies before heading out onto…

Adult Groups

guided adult tours  Florida Oceanographic Society offers special guided adult program options to groups that want a more in-depth visit. These programs are offered throughout the year and are guided by a member of Florida Oceanographic's Education staff. A perfect complement to a visit to the…


Taking our message to the community  As active advocates, we fight for our waterways and the preservation of Florida's environment. In addition to being members of the Rivers Coalition, Everglades Coalition and Blue Frontier Campaign, we lead conversations, take part in stakeholder meetings and…

Ais on the Lagoon

Join us for a  4.5-mile round-trip paddle across the Indian River Lagoon! You'll learn about the Ais Indians who inhabited our area centuries ago.

Algae Blooms and Florida’s Water Issues Virtual Lecture

Join Dr. Zack Jud for a live Zoom-based lecture focused on Florida’s ongoing water issues.

Algae at a marina in Fort Pierce being tested

"Even if this isn’t a harmful type of algae, the amount of fresh water pouring into our estuary is a big concern," said Dr. Zack Jud with the Florida Oceanographic Society in Stuart.

Amazon Smile

It's as easy as 1-2-3! 1. Visit 2. Sign in or create an account 3. Select Florida Oceanographic as your charitable organization. Return to every time you shop! There's no additional cost - Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile…

America's Amazon

America’s Amazon:  The Story of the St. Lucie River A documentary film by noted conservationist John Nelson