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 Coastal Center is a 57-acre marine life nature center offering educational programs that teach the importance of environmental…

Coastal Center Admission

Purchase tickets to the Coastal Center  The Coastal Center is open Tuesday - Sunday, 10am to 4pm (and select holidays).  Admission tickets may be purchased upon arrival or in advance below.  Advanced purchase of admission tickets does not guarantee entrance to the Coastal Center at any…

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

"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

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

Coastal Lecture Series

2024 Coastal Lecture Series The Coastal Lecture Series will be returning to the Blake Library in Stuart in January! These free lectures will be held on Tuesday nights from January 9th through March 12th, starting promptly at 6:30 p.m. We are also offering a live simulcast of all lectures for…

Coastal Lecture Series

Dive in to learn more about goliath grouper and the important roles these gentle giants play on Treasure Coast reefs and wrecks! 

Coastal Lecture Series

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

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

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

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

"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

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.