Despite Dorian, Army Corps won't start Lake Okeechobee discharges to St. Lucie River yet

Less rainfall than expected from Hurricane Dorian plus efforts to keep Lake Okeechobee low add up to no discharges to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers.

Dirty water update: High bacteria on beaches, algae in Fort Pierce, dead clams in Palm City

Bacteria, algae and — believe it or not — millions of dead clams: It's all in the water along the Treasure Coast; and it's all nasty.

Donate

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.

Earth Day At-Home Challenge

This Earth Day, practice personal stewardship wherever you are! 

An Earth Day Message from Executive Director Mark Perry

April 22, 2020, is the 50th Annual Earth Day! 

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 Resources

During these challenging times, Florida Oceanographic Society wants to ensure that your youngsters are still able to learn and cultivate a passion for the environment.  On this page, you will find a variety of educational resources and activities geared towards at-home learning for children (and…

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…

February 2020 Newsletter

Celebrate Invertebrates Month at the Coastal Center! 

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

Oysters are a keystone species within the IRL ecosystem and provide several critical ecosystem services such as filtering nutrients and particles from the water column and food for shorebirds and marine animals. Oyster reefs are habitat for numerous fish and marine invertebrates and break up wave…

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’s Fantastic Sea Turtles Virtual Lecture

In honor of Endangered Species Day, join Dr. Zack Jud for a live Zoom-based lecture focused on sea turtle biology, ecology, and conservation.

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.