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Sea turtles spend their lives in various ocean habitats
Hatchlings live in floating mats of seaweed in the open ocean, juveniles and sub-adults use coral reefs and seagrass beds as nursery habitats, and adult sea turtles travel thousands of miles between foraging areas and nesting beaches. As stewards of the environment it is our responsibility to protect these habitats as best we can. That includes keeping our beaches dark, flat and clean during nesting season, and fighting to restore seagrass beds that have been lost due to poor water quality in the Indian River Lagoon.
Sea turtles activities for the whole family!
Make a Sea Turtle Model
Make a Sea Turtle Food Web
Make a Sea Turtle Magnetic Field
Happening this month
NIGHTTIME SEA TURTLE WALKS

Sea Turtle Walks return Thursday nights this summer!

Online registration begins on May 9th at 9:00am. Space is limited! We are also offering special single-family sea turtle walks for your family or close group of friends. Pease email our Director of Education, Dr. Zack Jud at zjud@floridaocean.org to book a single-family walk.

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JENSEN BEACH CAUSEWAY CLEANUP
Thursday, May 12 at 9:30am 
 
Every piece of trash we pick up is one less on our beaches. Do your part for the environment by joining us for a beach cleanup, and put your stewardship into action.

Can’t make it to one of our cleanup events? The MyCoast app is a great way to record your personal cleanup crusade.
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SEAGRASS MATTING
Help us create seagrass mats that will be used to restore seagrass meadows in the Indian River Lagoon. This project is an integral part of our FOSTER (Florida Oceanographic Seagrass Training Education Restoration) program.

Dates:
May 9th at 9am, May 10th at 9amMay 11th at 9am, 
May 31st at 9am, May 31st at 12pm


 
Register
What we're watching
SENATE BILL 2508

Less water for the Everglades. Hijacking of the LOSOM process. More toxic algae in our waterways. These are the things SB 2508 will do to our environment if we do not speak up now! 

Tell Governor DeSantis to VETO Senate Bill 2508 for the good of our environment, our community and our economy!⁠
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HOUSE RESOLUTION 7520

Florida Representative Brian Mast introduced House Resolution 7520 that could greatly impact water quality in the Indian River Lagoon for generations to come. This piece of legislation could work to direct the Army Corps of Engineers to develop a comprehensive plan for Lake Okeechobee and northern estuaries ecosystem restoration.
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Volunteers
SPOTLIGHT
Meet Volunteer Carol Westerfield

Carol Westerfield comes to oyster bagging events early to prep the bags so that volunteers can be as productive as possible. “We get into a rhythm and the pile of completed bags grows pretty fast,” says Carol. “The shucked shells can be a little smelly, but I’ve been around animals all my life, so I don’t even notice it.”
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SUMMER TEEN AMBASSADORS

Our Summer Teen Ambassador Program is a competitive summer program for high school students interested in pursuing careers in marine or environmental sciences, and for those who love the ocean and want to learn how they can help protect it!

Deadline to apply is May 8th!

 

Learn More and Apply
VOLUNTEER INFO SESSIONS
Virtual - May 10 at 12pm
On-Site - May 18 at 9:30am


Whether you plan on volunteering, or just want to learn a little more about Florida Oceanographic, these sessions provide an introduction to our mission of inspiring environmental stewardship of Florida's coastal ecosystems through education, research and advocacy.
Register for Virtual Session
Register for On-Site Session
Welcome to our new Gift Shop!
As part of our remodel of the Francis Langford Visitor's Center, we have expanded our gift shop. Come explore an array of items for all ages and don't forget to pick out something special for mom on Mother's Day!
The Coastal Center will be open 10am to 4pm on Memorial Day!
Florida Oceanographic Society's mission is to inspire environmental stewardship of Florida’s coastal ecosystems through education, research and advocacy. 
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VISIT US

The Coastal Center is open 10:00am to 4:00pm, Wednesday - Sunday. 

890 N.E. Ocean Blvd.
Stuart, Florida 34996

772-225-0505

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

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