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  Florida Oceanographic Society offers grade-level based field trips during the school year for students in grades K-12 in accordance with the New Generation Sunshine State Standards.  For questions or field trip availability, please contact Nicole Harper at 772-225-0505 ext. 116 or …

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…

FOS Board of Directors recently 2 passed resolutions

Florida Oceanographic Society's Board of Directors recently passed a resolution advocating for an accelerated revision of LORS and implementation of the EAA Reservoir. 

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. 

Group Visits

Self-Guided groups Self-guided visits are available for school or camp groups of grade-level students that want more flexibility during their visit. Groups can schedule to come as a "self-guided" group to attend our daily public educational programs and explore Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center…

Guided Beach Walks

Attend one of our guided beach walks on Sunday mornings beginning January-February 2019. Join our education and volunteer staff as they discuss beach dynamics, biology, and oceanography at Stuart Beach from 8:30 a.m-10:00 a.m. This value-added event includes admission to the center for that Sunday.

Be heard with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a series of public meetings. On Thursday, June 28 2018 a meeting will be held at the Blake Library in Stuart, Florida. Seating will be limited. 

Help Save Our Waters!

We need your help to provide community input on the Lake Okeechobee Release Schedule (LORS)! 

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Help Save Our Waters! Make your voice heard with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers! Learn how to submit your public comments…

Homeschool Programs

Homeschool programs  Florida Oceanographic Society offers self-guided and guided field trip options during the regular school year tailored towards structured groups of homeschooled students in grades K-12. Please see program options and policies below. For question or availability, please contact…

Internships

Animal Care Internship…