Board Documents Fiscal Year 2024

October 2023  Agendas, Minutes Financials BOD Meeting Agenda…

Board & Trustees

Board Chair Bob Mathias   Vice Chair Linda Houston   Secretary Nancy Rand…

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Burlap is helping to stabilize seagrass in the Indian River Lagoon

The Florida Oceanographic Society is conducting waterway conservation research regarding seagrass restoration, water quality monitoring, and oyster development.

Business Partners

    Stuart Web Inc.  Philip DeBerard Injury Attorney     Center State…

Calls to limit discharges from Lake Okeechobee into St. Lucie Inlet

An ongoing battle on the Treasure Coast continues as residents fight for more protection for the St. Lucie Estuary.

Can Mangroves Experience Too Much of a Good Thing?

Mangroves have adapted to living in waters with low nutrient levels, and the addition of a limiting, or beneficial nutrient can enhance the productivity of these plants. However, large amounts of nutrients can be detrimental to the long-term health and maintenance of these important ecosystems.

Can mangroves keep up with rising sea levels?

Check out this recent paper by Dr. Glenn A. Coldren and researchers from Villanova University and Smithsonian Environment Research Center on work at Kennedy Space Center. 

Capital Expansion

In 2018 Florida Oceanographic Society announced plans for an exciting expansion to the Coastal Center. The components of our Capital Expansion have allowed us to engage our community in ways that we were unable to do before. The Ocean EcoCenter opened July 16th, 2021, and supports our continued…

Careers & Employment

Career & Employment Opportunities Having a career with Florida Oceanographic Society is more than just a job. It is about having a passion for the environment and our mission to, "inspire environmental stewardship of Florida's coastal ecosystems." If you feel strongly about our mission and…

Causeway Cleanup - FULL

Come join us as we put our stewardship into action by cleaning up the East End of the Stuart Causeway.

CBS12: Record breaking number of manatees die in 2021

Hundreds of manatees have died in the last few months in Florida.

Changing Seas

We were honored to take part in the South Florida PBS series Changing Seas to help shine a light on the plight of our manatees and the seagrass beds they, and other marine species, rely on for food and habitat. 

Citizen Science Seagrass Network Training Workshop

Learn about our new Citizen Science Seagrass Network volunteer program! 

Citizen Science Seagrass Network Training Workshop

Learn about our new Citizen Science Seagrass Network volunteer program! 

Citizen Science Seagrass Network Training Workshop

Learn about our new Citizen Science Seagrass Network volunteer program! 

Citizen scientist teens identify fish during Stuart summer camp

Kids identify fish while snorkeling during Florida Oceanographic Society's Teen Immersion Experiences Camp at DuBois Park on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, in Jupiter.

Clam Restoration (FULL)

Similar to oysters, clams filter out harmful algae, nitrogen, phosphorus and other excesses. In collaboration with other organizations we are expanding the restoration of clams into our part of the Indian River Lagoon.

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.

Climate Change and Marine Life in Antarctica

Take a journey to the “deep deep south” to see how Antarctica’s unique marine organisms are being affected by earth’s changing climate.

Close encounter between gator, bull shark in St. Lucie River

Fisherman captures unusual interaction

Coastal Center

Visiting the Coastal Center The Florida Oceanographic Society Coastal Center features hands-on learning for children and adults through educational programs and exhibits. Visitors can interact with animals at the Stingray Tank and Invertebrate Touch Tank, explore nature trails through a mangrove…