Interested in volunteering in the new year? Join us for 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.
Learn more about local marine invertebrate species with a visit to the Coastal Center! Interact with urchins, horseshoe crabs and snails at the Sea Star Touch Tank and check out our exhibits on oysters and sabellariid worms in the Ocean EcoCenter. You can also test your knowledge at home with this Invertebrates Activity Sheet.
Holiday Gifts That Give Back!
Find the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list - all while supporting Florida Oceanographic's mission!
Mark your calendars! The 2022 Coastal Lecture Series is just around the corner. Lectures will be held in Florida Oceanographic's Ocean EcoCenter (not the Blake Library) on Tuesday evenings from January 11th through March 8th. A limited amount of in-person seating will be available, or you can enjoy the lectures from the comfort of your own home using Zoom. Stay tuned for a full schedule and additional details. We hope to see you there!
Give the Gift of Membership!
Show your support for Florida Oceanographic all year long by becoming a Member or giving the Gift of Membership to a loved one for the holidays.
Members! Stop by the Coastal Center Gift Shop December 1st - 5th to receive an additional 5% discount on your entire purchase!
In Case You Missed It...
Dr. Loraé Simpson, our Director of Scientific Research and Conservation, had the opportunity to sit down with host Nick D’Allessandro of the Wait Five Minutes podcast. In their conversation, they discuss the continuing seagrass die-off in the Indian River Lagoon, the effect it’s had on local manatee populations, and the overall health of our waterways.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has chosen a plan out of thousands of model runs that will reduce Lake O discharges currently coming into the Indian River Lagoon and St. Lucie Estuary. Our ultimate goal in this process has always been to push for ZERO overall discharges to the Treasure Coast, and while that was not the outcome of the USACE’s decision, there’s still time to make your voice heard!
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. Private walks are also available.
Liz Grossman Joins the New Event Team
“I’m happy to support Florida Oceanographic's mission whenever and however I can. One of the ways I’ve been able to do that is by organizing monthly beach cleanups with neighbors on Hutchinson Island.”
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