Help Save Our Waters!

We need your help to provide community input on the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM)! 


Become an Exhibit Guide Discover how you can become a volunteer at the Coastal Center Learn More…

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!

International Coastal Cleanup

Participate in the 2019 International Coastal Cleanup and help us to clean Waveland Beach on Hutchinson Island! 


Animal Care Internship…

IRL Science Festival

Join us at the IRL Science Festival on October 26 from 10 am - 3 pm!

January 2020 Newsletter

Celebrate Seagrass and Mangrove Month at the Coastal Center!

Lake Okeechobee

current flow & news coverage  Visit the links below for daily Lake Okeechobee conditions and local news coverage: Current conditions for Lake O and WCA's  Real-time flows South Florida Water Management District website  TCPalm's coverage of "Our Indian River Lagoon" Daily water data Lake…

Land crabs become social media stars as migration begins

WPTV covers land crabs coming out in large numbers in the community and interviews Mark Perry.

Legacy Giving


Mangrove Planting

Volunteer and be a part of shoreline restoration by helping us to plant mangrove and salt marsh seedlings into recycled planters! 

Marathon of the Treasure Coast

Donate to our relay team and help them put meaning to their miles during the Marathon of the Treasure Coast! 

Mark Perry Gives Lake Okeechobee Background on the KC Ingram Show

WSTU interviewed Mark Perry on the KC Ingram Show on the history of Lake Okeechobee discharges and their current effect on the environment.