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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? 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 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 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'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…

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!

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 System Operating Manual (LOSOM)! 

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Ais on the Lagoon Participate in our annual paddle and learn about the Ais Indians! Register here…

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…

Hometown News Photographs Our Summer Camp

The ‘Junior Explorers’ half day camp was a lot of fun in the sun!