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Our planet is made up of a variety of species and ecosystems that have sustained life for billions of years. It's up to us to protect and preserve it any way we can. Whether it's a large group event, or a solo endeavor, you can get involved anywhere at any time—every effort makes a difference! 
Happening this month
JENSEN BEACH CLEANUP
Thursday, April 21 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 stewarship 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.
Register for a beach cleanup
MyCoast App
OYSTER REEF DEPLOYMENT
Friday, April 15 at 9AM 
Saturday, April 16 at 1PM 

Oyster reefs provide many ecosystem services, including shelter and habitat for juvenile organisms, as well as attract filter feeders, which aides in water filtration. Help us build back our oyster habitats in the Indian River Lagoon by participating in an Oyster Reef Deployment.

Register
ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY
Monday, April 25 at 9AM

Lace up your most comfortable pair of shoes, come out to the Coastal Center, and help us clean up our two-mile section of Ocean Boulevard. We'll provide the gloves, safety vests, grabbers and trash bags, you bring the passion for our environment!
Register
Coastal Center Holiday Hours
Closed
April 17th | Easter Sunday
Additonal Open Days
Tuesday, April 12th | 10am-4pm
Monday, April 18th | 10am-4pm
What's on our minds
ADVOCACY
Veto SB2508

We believe Governor DeSantis has an obligation to keep the bad actors in the capitol at bay, and continue the progress for Florida’s environment he began when he came into office.⁠

Tell Governor DeSantis to VETO Senate Bill 2508 for the good of our environment, our community and our economy!⁠
Take Action
TEEN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Education Exhibit Guide

We are looking for students age 15-17 who want to "make a splash" at our Invertebrate Touch Tank as an Exhibit Guide.This position is ideal for students who like interacting with people of all ages, and who are eager to develop skills that are essential for a career in marine science and environmental education.

Learn More
SPOTLIGHT
Meet Volunteer Joe Pisano

“I’m on my dock three or four times a day looking at the water and what’s living in it,” says Joe, who has lived on the Treasure Coast for 40 years. “I’m an observant person and thought I could provide a benefit so I decided to volunteer.”
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VOLUNTEER INFO SESSIONS
April 5 at 5:30PM (via Zoom)
April 6 at 9:30AM (In-person)


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 Onsite Session
In case you missed it
LIVING DOCKS PROGRAM 
The Living Docks and Oyster Gardening Program at Florida Oceanographic is a collaboration with Florida Tech that enlists the help of local homeowners with personal or private docks. The goal of this program is to aid and improve water quality in the St. Lucie Estuary and Indian River Lagoon through the deployment of man-made oyster reefs.
Learn More
Florida Oceanographic Society's mission is to inspire environmental stewardship of Florida’s coastal ecosystems through education, research and advocacy. 
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

FloridaOcean.org
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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