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

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

Coastal Lecture Series

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

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

"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

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

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

Coastal Lecture Series

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

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

"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

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

Details coming soon!

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

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

Coastal Lecture Series

"Sea Level Rise–Fact & Fiction" by John Englander is the first 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 Stuart, Jan-Mar.

Coastal Lecture Series

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

Coastal Lecture Series

"Deepwater Horizon – Ten Years Later" by Dr. Jon Moore is the seventh 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 Stuart, Jan-…

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

The 2021 Coastal Lecture Series is going virtual!!! Join us every Tuesday evening, from January 5th through March 9th, as we use Zoom to stream world-class live lectures right into the comfort of your home.  These free lectures will keep you connected with science and the environment, even though…

Coastal Lecture Series

"Hope for Healthier Waters in the Sunshine State: Update 2019" by Mark Perry is the second event of the 2020 Coastal Lecture Series held Tuesdays from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the Blake Library. We encourage you to arrive early as space is limited to the first 250 attendees. 

Coastal Lecture Series

"Indian River Lagoon Research at the Smithsonian Marine Station" by Dr. Valerie Paul

Coastal Lecture Series

Find out how the Treasure Coast got its nickname by exploring the story of the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet that wrecked on our shores during a hurricane more than 300 years ago.

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

"Florida's Invasive Reptiles and Amphibians" by Dr. Zack Jud