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.

Floridian's Guide to Algae

Algae vs. cyanobacteria…

Fort Pierce algae found to not be toxic

Test results from two samples taken this week along the Indian River in Fort Pierce confirm the presence of blue-green algae but it shows no signs of being toxic.

FOSTER

FOSTER's (Florida Oceanographic Seagrass Training, Education and Restoration) goal is to restore seagrass populations impacted by fresh-water discharges and algal blooms in our estuary. Seagrass is vital to the health of Florida's waterways as it provides habitat, nurseries, and food for a variety…

Free of toxic algae: Seagrass growth on Treasure Coast shows sign of restoration

The restoration of seagrass is a promising sign for those who have witnessed past seagrass die-offs on the Treasure Coast.

From Apprentice to Sea Turtle Scout

Lisa Reed & Susan Boone Graduate from Apprentice to Sea Turtle Scout

Game Fish & Fish Games

Learn casting, knot tying, tackle selection, angling ethics, fish filleting, cast netting, and more! This free event is open to children ages 8-14. 

Game Fish & Fish Games

Learn casting, knot tying, tackle selection, angling ethics, fish filleting, cast netting, and more! This free event is open to children ages 8-14. 

Governor DeSantis makes SFWMD announcement at the Coastal Center  

On February 21, Governor Ron DeSantis stopped by the Coastal Center to announce that he appointed Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch to the South Water Management Governing Board!   

Governor DeSantis signs HB 5401 at the Coastal Center

Governor DeSantis signs HB 5401 at the Coastal Center!

Group Visits

Self-Guided groups Self-guided visits are available for school or camp groups of grade-level students that want more flexibility during their visit. Groups can schedule to come as a "self-guided" group to attend our daily public educational programs and explore Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center…

Guided Beach Walks

Attend one of our guided beach walks on Sunday mornings beginning January-February 2020. Join our education staff as they discuss beach dynamics, biology, and oceanography at Stuart Beach from 8:30 a.m-10:00 a.m. This value-added event includes admission to the center for that Sunday.  Register…

Guided Nature Trail Walk

Participate in a guided nature trail walk!

Guided Nature Trail Walk

Participate in a guided nature trail walk!

Guided Nature Trail Walk

Participate in a guided nature trail walk!