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) aim is to train volunteers to assist with seagrass monitoring and restoration while educating the public on issues facing seagrass. Through our programs, our ultimate goal is restore and conserve the seagrass population…

Free Admission for Costumed Kids

This Halloween weekend, Friday, October 29th through Sunday, October 31, children (ages 3-12) wearing a costume will get FREE admission to the Coastal Center with a paying adult (limit one free child per adult).

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.

Freshwater discharges from Lake Okeechobee impacting oyster beds, seagrass

'Oysters filter algae. ... They're the sentinel species of the estuary,' Mark Perry says.

From Apprentice to Sea Turtle Scout

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

From Seeds to Shoreline: Nursery Production of Spartina alterniflora for Salt Marsh Restoration

Learn about efforts to propagate smooth cordgrass from wild-collected seeds as part of a project that aims to restore degraded salt marshes while simultaneously cleaning up aquaculture waste.

From the Field: Oyster Stringers

Updates from the Field 

Full Day Summer Camp Info Sign-Up (Ages 5-7)

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Full-Day Camp (Ages 5-7) (Registration Closed)

Learn about the plants and animals that call the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center and our local waterways home.

Full-Day Camp (Ages 8-11) (Registration Closed)

Learn about the plants and animals that call the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center and our local waterways home.

Gift a Membership

Give the gift of membership Not only is the Coastal Center a valuable, fun and educational attraction on the Treasure Coast but our advocacy, research and restoration initiatives are vital to saving our estuaries.  Your support and membership will help Florida Oceanographic Society share our…

#GivingTuesday

'Tis The Sea-Son! Join the #GivingTuesday global generosity movement on Tuesday, November 30th. All donations support the mission of Florida Oceanographic…

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 Group 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…

Guided Beach Walk

Join our education staff as we discuss beach dynamics, biology, and oceanography at Stuart Beach!