Coastal Center Mission Appeal - We Need Your Help Now!
We hope that you are staying healthy and safe during this critical time of COVID-19. Closing the Coastal Center has impacted our Admissions and Gift Shop income dramatically. We are doing everything that we can to maintain our funding levels so that we can support our staff, care for our animals, continue the scientific research that powers our restoration programs, educate and inspire environmental stewardship, and advocate for our waterways.
You can help us now! Please consider supporting Florida Oceanographic today:
On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans came together for the first Earth Day as one voice for protecting the planet. Now, 50 years later, we must keep that movement going. Earth Day 2020's theme is climate action. The time is now for each and every one of us to make changes and be personal stewards of Florida's ecosystems and the planet!
Work continues on our FLOOR and FOSTER programs. The research team is busy conducting site visits and collecting data. They are also maintaining the 50 onsite seagrass nursery tanks that currently grow shoal, turtle and manatee grass. Since these are all seagrass species found in the Indian River Lagoon, this nursery area allows us to perform experiments to improve restoration efforts.
“As a volunteer for Florida Oceanographic Society, I get to do marine conservation work, and be around people who are passionate about what they do – I love it! I feel like I’m making a difference.” - Russell Rothfeld
Did you know that Florida Oceanographic has been testing water quality parameters in the St. Lucie Estuary for over 20 years? This citizen science program collects data to generate a weekly water quality report.
Florida Oceanographic Society is a 501(c)3. FLORIDA REGISTRATION #: CH32319. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.