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Guided Beach Walks Every Friday and Sunday
 
Join us to learn about the unique plants and animals that call our local beaches home, as well as the processes that shape our shorelines and dunes. These fun, educational walks are perfect for all ages and will be held Friday and Sunday mornings at 8:00am starting January 7th - February 27th.

Register now for an upcoming walk: 
Friday, January 7th    |   Sunday, January 9th
Friday, January 14th  |   Sunday, January 16th

All Dates and Details 
2022 Virtual Coastal Lecture Series
Begins January 18th!
 
Our Coastal Lecture Series will be held virtually again this year! Join us on Tuesday evenings during January, February, and March as we connect you with scientists, historians, and storytellers for another season of world-class lectures.


Register for an upcoming date below:
January 18th: Florida’s Waters – Current Outlook and Future Plans by Mark Perry

January 25th: Conservation of a Prehistoric Fish: Atlantic Tarpon in the Anthropocene by Dr. Aaron Adams

February 1st: Restoring Native Clam Communities for Improved Water Quality and Economic Resiliency in the Indian River Lagoon by Dr. Todd Osborne 
Volunteer Information Sessions 

Make a New Year's resolution to get more involved in our community! Attend an information session to learn more about Florida Oceanographic and the various opportunities we offer to take part in our mission! Space is limited and registration is required.

Virtual Sessions: January 5th at 5:30pm
In-person Session: January 6th at 9:30am
Coastal Center January Schedule
 
Happy New Year! The Coastal Center is open 10:00am - 4:00pm daily through January 9th (closed January 1st). For the remainder of January, we will be open Wednesday through Sunday, plus Monday, January 17th.     

Plan your Visit 
Stuart Beach Cleanup: January 11th

Even beaches deserve a clean start to the new year! Join in on our efforts at Stuart Beach Tuesday, January 11th from 9:30am - 10:30amSpace is limited and registration is required. 

Register Now
Take Action on Clean Water!
 
Let the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers know that a REDUCTION in Lake Okeechobee discharges isn't enough. Common sense water policy must include ZERO discharges to the Indian River Lagoon and St. Lucie Estuary.

Make your voice heard now!
Save the Date for Summer Camp Registration
 
Florida Oceanographic offers summer camp for ages 5 - 16. Information on this summer's programs will be announced on our website in mid-January. 
  • Pre-registration for Members will open on February 2nd at 9:00am. 
  • General registration will open on February 9th at 9:00am. 
Interested in discounted pricing and early registration? Become a Member today!
Wanted: Research Intern!
 
Do you have a background in biology, marine biology or marine science, and are interested in a career in one of these fields? We are looking for degree-seeking students interested in gaining experience through an internship with the Research Department at Florida Oceanographic Society.

Learn More and Apply!
Meet Board Member Pat Noonan

“You can worry about climate change and poor water quality, but you are not helping unless you are doing something. It doesn’t have to be flashy – giving of your time and your resources and sharing your concern with others makes a difference.”

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Save the Date! March 26th - Oceans Alive
 
Mark your calendar for our upcoming gala, Oceans Alive: Stingray Swing! Join us for an evening in the Sailfish Point Ocean Room to celebrate Florida Oceanographic Society and our mission to inspire environmental stewardship! 

Stay tuned for more details.
Treasure Coast Kid's Quest 

Participate in the Martin County edition of the Treasure Coast Kid's Quest. Stop by the Coastal Center to get your passport or collect your stamp and complete the challenges for prizes!  

Discover More 
Florida Oceanographic Society's mission is to inspire environmental stewardship of Florida’s coastal ecosystems through education, research and advocacy. 
VISIT US

890 N.E. Ocean Blvd. 
Stuart, Florida 34996
772-225-0505

FloridaOcean.org

 
PROGRAM SCHEDULE 

Stingray Program: 10:30am & 1:30pm 
Gamefish Program: 11:00am & 2:00pm 
Sea Turtle Program: 11:30am & 2:30pm 

Hours of Operation 

Visitor Guidelines

ADMISSION 

 
Adults: $16
Children (3-12): $8
Children 2 and under:  FREE
Members: FREE

 
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