Earth Day At-Home Challenge

This Earth Day, practice personal stewardship wherever you are! 

Earth Day Beach Cleanup

Start your day with us at Stuart Beach for a beach cleanup! 

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

Florida Oceanographic Society wants to ensure that your youngsters are 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 adults…

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 

Event Space Inquiry

Previous Next Thank you for your interest in hosting your event at the Coastal Center. By choosing our venue, you are helping…

Everglades to Estuaries

Join Florida Oceanographic Society and The Everglades Foundation for a free live update on the latest efforts to restore the Florida Everglades.

Everglades Restoration

Everglades Coalition  Everglades Foundation…


Where are you located? We are located on Hutchinson Island at 890…

February 2020 Newsletter

Celebrate Invertebrates Month at the Coastal Center! 

February 2021 Newsletter

Celebrate Gamefish! 

February 2022 Newsletter

Celebrate Gamefish Month!

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…

Fight For Zero Discharges - In Progress

After reviewing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), we feel confident that the Preferred Alternative plan, in its current form, will greatly benefit the St. Lucie Estuary and Indian River Lagoon. We understand that this plan is not perfect; it considers the…

Film Screening: “The Last of the Right Whales”

Join Florida Oceanographic and Oceana for a film screening of “The Last of the Right Whales”. Learn about the threats facing the critically endangered North Atlantic right whales and what we can do to help save these gentle giants from extinction.

Fish Cam

Check out Our Gamefish LAgoon Live Stream! Tune in for live feeding programs Wednesday through Sunday between 11-11:30am and 2-2:30pm…

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."


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 and federal wildlife officials team with FPL in plans to aid manatees

Wildlife officials, now teaming with the state’s largest electric utility, have approved an unusual step of feeding manatees that face another winter of limited food supplies in Florida waters.