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February 01, 2019
Don't miss out on our Clay Shoot on February 8! 

There’s still enough time to register for our upcoming Clay Shoot! We welcome straight shooters, novices, and all skill levels in between to participate. All proceeds benefit Florida Oceanographic Society. Register online or contact Michelle Byriel at 772-225-0505 ext. 104.  

Register online 
2019 Coastal Lecture Series 

Join us for our FREE Coastal Lecture Series, select Mondays at 6:30 pm at the Blake Library in Stuart.

February 4: Endangered Fishes of the St. Lucie River: The Opossum Pipefish and Bigmouth Sleeper's Struggle for Survival
Lecture by: Grant Gilmore, Ph.D.

February 11: 2018 - Another "Lost Summer" of Lake Okeechobee Discharges and Toxic Cyanobacteria, but All Hope is Not Lost
Lecture by: Mark Perry

February 18: Find out how the Treasure Coast got its nickname by exploring the story of the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet that wrecked on our shores
Lecture by: Ron Frazer

More information & dates
Share your voice with the U.S Army Corps of Engineers   

The Corps is inviting the public to comment on the new Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual. "At this point in the process, it is critical we hear about concerns and priorities from the public," said Lt. Col. Jennifer Reynolds, Deputy Commander for South Florida. Submit your comments during the meeting in Stuart on February 19 from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. 

Read the full press release from the Army Corps of Engineers. 
February 8: Indian River Lagoon Symposium  

This year's public forum for the IRL Symposium centers on the Indian River Lagoon and what kind of changes have been seen over the years. Stop by our booth and visit our research team! This event is free to the public but registration is required.    

Register online here
Summer camp registration 

Registrations for our Coastal Discovery and Specialty Immersion summer camps open on February 4 at 9 a.m. Once completed the registration packets should be delivered via email to sdack@floridaocean.org    

Download 2019 camp information 
Be a part of our oyster shell bagging

Take part in our restoration efforts with the FLOOR program on February 22. Meet us at 9 a.m. to help bag oyster shells that will eventually be deployed into the Indian River Lagoon. You must RSVP online to participate in this event. 

RSVP here  
Join us for a mangrove planting  

Become a part of our shoreline restoration efforts and join us on February 22 from 1-2:30 p.m. for a mangrove planting! You must RSVP online to participate in this event. 

RSVP here 
Special activity days: February 2 & 9

Celebrate Invertebrates Month with us at the Coastal Center on February 2 & 9 from 12-1 p.m. Visit our education table to conduct a family friendly experiment that takes a closer look into the intriguing lives of marine invertebrates!    

View program times
March 3: Marathon of the Treasure Coast

Support our relay team by putting meaning to their miles and donating to Florida Oceanographic Society! Do you know a participant? Make a donation on behalf of them! 

Give meaning to the miles 
Save the Date: March 24, Oceans Alive

Join us at our annual gala to celebrate and support Florida Oceanographic Society's mission. Enjoy an evening of live and silent auctions and dinner! Sponsorships are currently available, for more information please contact 772-225-0505 ext. 108.  

Sponsorships available 
Sign up for our Sunday morning beach walks 

Meet our education staff at Stuart Beach every Sunday February 3 through February 24 from 8:30-11:00 a.m. for a discussion on beach dynamics, biology and oceanography. FREE for members or $12 for non-members (includes admission to the Coastal Center). 

Sign up here 
Learn more about volunteering opportunites at Florida Oceanographic! 

Are you interested in becoming an exhibit guide or learning more about the volunteer opportunities Florida Oceanographic has to offer? Attend our info session on February 6 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. to discover the fun of volunteering with FOS! 

RSVP here
Volunteer Caroline Curtis follows her passion for the ocean 

Caroline Curtis credits her daughter for opening her eyes to what would  become a lifelong passion. “My daughter invited me to try snorkeling with her when we were living in Hawaii,” says Caroline.

Read more
Save Our Waters Pledge 

Show your support for our waterways by signing our online pledge and learn more about what you can do to protect our precious waters!    

Sign the pledge 
Florida Oceanographic Society's mission is to inspire environmental stewardship of Florida’s coastal ecosystems through education, research and advocacy. 


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


Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
See our daily schedule for program times


Adults:   $12
Children (3-12):   $6 
Children under 3:  FREE
Members FREE

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1650 S Kanner Highway
Stuart, FL 34994


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