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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  Florida Oceanographic Society’s educational field trip program is better than ever before! Teachers – we’ve heard your concerns about standards-based lessons, and have completely redesigned our K-5 field trip curricula to touch on a minimum of 9 Next Generation Sunshine State…

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? Glenn Coldren, PhD, Research Associate, 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 300…

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. 

Florida Oceanographic Society gets Impact 100 Martin grant for coastal restoration

TCPalm's Luminaries and YourNews covers a grant of $25,500 from Impact 100 Martin to Florida Oceanographic for coastal restoration.

Florida's Water Crisis Has Sport Fishing on the Brink of Collapse

Outdoor Life covers the threat of fecal matter, killer algae, too much water,  and not enough water on Florida's legendary inshore fishing sport and interviews Dr. Zack Jud.

Floridian's Guide to Algae

Algae vs. cyanobacteria…

Fort Pierce algae found to not be toxic

Test results from two samples taken this week along the Indian River in Fort Pierce confirm the presence of blue-green algae but it shows no signs of being toxic.

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…

Free of toxic algae: Seagrass growth on Treasure Coast shows sign of restoration

The restoration of seagrass is a promising sign for those who have witnessed past seagrass die-offs on the Treasure Coast.

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. 

Governor DeSantis makes SFWMD announcement at the Coastal Center  

On February 21, Governor Ron DeSantis stopped by the Coastal Center to announce that he appointed Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch to the South Water Management Governing Board!   

Governor DeSantis signs HB 5401 at the Coastal Center

Governor DeSantis signs HB 5401 at the Coastal Center!