Don Denny - Water is in His Blood

Don Denny has always enjoyed rivers and the ocean and the opportunities for enjoyment they provide. As a water sample tester on the Narrow River in Rhode Island, he was inspired when a volunteer organization led a campaign to clean it up.

'We don’t want a single drop': Water conservationists respond to Army Corps plan

Several conservationists, including Florida Oceanographic Society Executive Director Mark Perry, spoke with WPBF 25 News about the Army Corps decision for a preliminary plan.


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Dune remains strong following December storm, though expert warns of erosion potential going forward

The recent string of winter storms has had an impact on our coastal beaches, especially along the Treasure Coast.

EAA Reservoir Project (SB 10): 90 Days In

It looks like the project is making progress. Everything has been moving forward according to schedule, with the exception of the US Army Corps of Engineers who requested 30 additional days to begin the post-authorization report.

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! 

Eastbound discharges from Lake Okeechobee are over, Army Corps says

Last week, officials announced a two week pause in eastbound discharges from Lake Okeechobee.

EcoChampion Program

Thanks to the generosity of the Doris M. Carter Family Foundation, you have the incredible opportunity to double the impact of your monthly gift and stand with us in the fight for clean water. Our waterways matter, and that's why we're working tirelessly to protect and preserve them. Maximize your…

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

Environmental experts respond to Lake Okeechobee discharge into Indian River Lagoon and St. Lucie River

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun releasing water from Lake Okeechobee after citing higher-than-average water levels from El Niño conditions. Many local environmental experts say they are worried.

Environmental issues prompt opposition to new street lighting on Hutchinson Island

Sea turtle safety and light pollution are reasons some South Hutchinson Island residents want a section of A1A darker than state transportation officials are proposing.

Environmental leaders meet in Martin County to discuss 'imminent' Lake O discharges

Mark Perry, Florida Oceanographic Society Executive Director & CEO, discusses Lake Okeechobee water management with Steve Davis, Everglades Foundation chief science officer, at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, in Martin County.   

Environmentalists hopeful Herbert Hoover Dike repairs will bring improved water quality for Treasure Coast

While the completion of the rehab at the Herbert Hoover Dike brings peace of mind to thousands of residents around the lake, there's also hope for some environmental relief on the Treasure Coast. But that could still be months away.

Environmentalists warn of impacts ahead of Lake Okeechobee discharges

Residents along Florida's east coast are bracing for the floodgates, which hold back water from Lake Okeechobee, to open Saturday. 

Estuaries celebrated at Florida Oceanographic Society

Florida Oceanographic Society celebrated estuaries at the Coastal Center on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023. The event included ecosystem education with trail walks, oyster and water quality demonstrations, crafts, food and activities.

Estuaries Day

Estuaries are some of the most biodiverse ecosystems on our planet. Learn more about these important ecosystems during a day of fun-filled activities at the Coastal Center.