Citizen Science Seagrass Network Training Workshop

Learn about our new Citizen Science Seagrass Network volunteer program! 

Clay Shoot

Join Florida Oceanographic Society at our Clay Shoot! We welcome straight shooters, novices, and all skill levels in between to participate in this dynamic sport.

Coastal Center

Please read below for what you need to know before your visit.   Visiting the Coastal Center Florida Oceanographic staff, volunteers and all guests over the age of 6 are required to wear a facial covering. The health and safety of our staff, volunteers and guests is very important to us. We…

Coastal Center Admission

Purchase tickets to the Coastal Center  The Coastal Center is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00am - 4:00pm.  *We will also be open on Monday and Tuesday, April 5th and 6th.  *The Coastal Center will be closed Sunday, April 4th.  Admission tickets may be purchased upon arrival or in advance…

Coastal Center Closed

Please note that the Coastal Center is closed in observance of Easter Sunday.

Coastal Center Closed Week

The Coastal Center will be closed for updates from the 16-20. 

Coastal Lecture Series

Join a NASA biologist to see how technology is being used to track sharks and gamefish in and around the vast protected area surrounding the Kennedy Space Center complex. 

Coastal Lecture Series

"Islands in the Sand:  Nearshore Hardbottom Reefs of East Florida" by Dr. Dan McCarthy and Dr. Ken Lindeman

Coastal Lecture Series

"The Oceans’ Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter" by Dr. Ellen Prager is the fourth of eight thought-provoking, science and conservation-themed lectures focused on topics that are relevant to everyone who lives in coastal Florida. Held from 6:30-7:45 p.m. on select TUESDAYS at the Blake Library in…

Coastal Lecture Series

"Ditch of Dreams: The Cross Florida Barge Canal & the Struggle for Florida’s Future" by Dr. Steve Noll

Coastal Lecture Series

See how scientists are using miniaturized satellite tracking devices to learn about the secret life of juvenile sea turtles as they embark on an incredible journey around the Atlantic. 

Coastal Lecture Series

"Images Documenting the History of Hutchinson Island” by Sandy Thurlow is the third of eight thought-provoking and informational lectures focused on topics that are relevant to those who live in coastal Florida. Held from 6:30-7:45 p.m. on select TUESDAYS at the Blake Library in Stuart, Jan-Mar.

Coastal Lecture Series

With the Indian River Lagoon under relentless environmental attack, see how ongoing research is linking human health, marine mammal health, and environmental health in our watery backyard. 

Coastal Lecture Series

"Florida’s Mangroves Move North in the Absence of Winter Freezes" by Dr. Loraé Simpson

Coastal Lecture Series

"Light in the Sea: Extremes of Vision in Marine Giants" by Dr. Michael Grace is the fifth of eight thought-provoking, science and conservation-themed lectures focused on topics that are relevant to everyone who lives in coastal Florida. Held from 6:30-7:45 p.m. on select TUESDAYS at the Blake…

Coastal Lecture Series

"Making Florida's Springs Great Again" by Dr. Robert Knight

Coastal Lecture Series

Sea turtles aren’t Florida’s only special turtles! Discover the surprising role that gopher tortoises – the ultimate animal landlords – play in the health of Florida’s ecosystems. 

Coastal Lecture Series

"FWC Tequesta Field Laboratory – Local Research, Monitoring and More" by Erick Ault is the sixth of eight thought-provoking, science and conservation-themed lectures focused on topics that are relevant to everyone who lives in coastal Florida. Held from 6:30-7:45 p.m. on select TUESDAYS at the…

Coastal Lecture Series

"Florida’s Endangered Smalltooth Sawfish: Past, Present, and Future" by  Tonya Wiley

Coastal Lecture Series

Learn about the rare and endangered fish species that call the St. Lucie River home, and how years of polluted freshwater discharge are threatening their existence. 

Coastal Lecture Series

"The Boys are Back in Town: Seasonal Aggregations of Blacktip Sharks in SE Florida" by Dr. Stephen Kajiura is the eighth of eight thought-provoking, science and conservation-themed lectures focused on topics that are relevant to everyone who lives in coastal Florida. Held from 6:30-7:45 p.m. on…

Coastal Lecture Series

"Marine Megafauna Health Assessments: Insights into Marine Ecosystem Health" by Dr. Annie Page-Karjian

Coastal Lecture Series

The Indian River Lagoon and St. Lucie River are in trouble!  Get an update on last year’s cyanobacteria blooms and Lake Okeechobee discharges, and find out what the future holds for fixing these problems. 

Coastal Lecture Series

"Exploring the Invisible: Blue Holes of The Bahamas" by Dr. Kenny Broad