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Contact Florida's Officials

Please take time to contact these elected officials and voice your concerns.  Florida's Officials  Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Phone: (850) 717-9337 | Send an Email Florida Senator Gayle Harrell Phone: (850) 487-5025 | Send an Email  US Senator Rick Scott   Phone: (202) 224-5274 | Send an…

Current Weather Conditions

local weather  Jensen Beach Webcam and Weather  Bathtub Beach Webcam and Weather  Tides and Currents (from Seminole Shores) Marine Zone Forecast (offshore) Local Melbourne Radar    Coastal Marine Forecast National Weather Service - Coastal Marine Forecast  NOAA -  National…

Daily Programs

Guided Nature Trail Guided nature trail walks are available. Call ahead for details!  Monday-Saturday: Trail is open until 4:00 p.m. Sunday: Trail is open until 3:00 p.m…

Donate

Be a Part of the Solution Each year, we ask friends like you to make a donation to the Florida Oceanographic Society’s Annual Fund Campaign. Why? Because every dollar raised makes a significant difference each day - for our animal residents and for our community. Making a donation to our Annual…

EAA Reservoir Project (SB 10): 90 Days In

It looks like the project is making progress. Everything has been moving forward according to schedule, with the exception of the US Army Corps of Engineers who requested 30 additional days to begin the post-authorization report.

Education Outreach

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…

Educational Tours

Are you interested in visiting the Coastal Center with a large group? Take a look at the different forms of educational tours that we offer: Adult Groups Self-Guided Groups  Field Trips Homeschool Programming 

Everglades Restoration

Everglades Coalition  Everglades Foundation…

FAQ

Where are you located? We are located on Hutchinson Island at 890…

Field Trips

Field trips  All of our guided field trips are booked for the current school year. Please check back in August to schedule a visit for the 2019-2020 school season. If you would like to schedule a group visit this summer, please visit our Self-Guided Group page. Florida Oceanographic Society …

Flawed water-delivery system continues to imperil estuaries

"The water management system in South Florida is designed, engineered and operated to provide flood protection and water supply, but it obviously is being controlled to support the profit-driven agricultural industry around Lake Okeechobee."

FLOOR

What is FLOOR? Vincent Encomio, PhD, Research Scientist, spearheads the effort to restore the oyster population devastated by fresh-water discharges into the estuary that began in 2005 and continues today! The oysters are critical to cleaning the water and providing habitat and food for up to…

Florida Bay: An Ecosystem on the Brink

The River of Grass no longer provides freshwater inflows needed to maintain healthy salinity levels in Florida Bay. Learn what can be done to ensure a healthy habitat and viable estuary for future generations. 

Florida Oceanographic Society Demands Stop to Discharges

Florida Oceanographic Society's Board of Directors recently passed a resolution advocating for a change to the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. 

Floridian's Guide to Algae

Algae vs. cyanobacteria…

FOSTER

What is FOSTER? FOSTER's goal is to restore seagrass populations into our estuary impacted by fresh-water discharges and algal blooms. Seagrasses are vital to the health of Florida's waterways as it provides habitat, nurseries, and food for a variety of estuarine species. In Florida, we have the…

Game Fish & Fish Games

Learn casting, knot tying, tackle selection, angling ethics, fish filleting, cast netting, and more! This free event is open to children ages 8-14.