Florida Oceanographic Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1964 with the mission to inspire environmental stewardship of Florida’s coastal ecosystems through education and research.
Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center is a 57-acre marine life nature center located on Hutchinson Island in Stuart, FL situated between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean. As a leading state and nationally recognized environmental organization, Florida Oceanographic offers EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS to people of all ages and conducts RESEARCH and RESTORATION programs that lead to healthy coastal ecosystems. With more than 8,500 miles of tidal shoreline, 2.1 million acres of estuaries and 30 percent of the state's land cover consisting of wetlands, Florida's relationship to water is vital to the prosperity of our state.
Since 1964, Florida Oceanographic Society has worked to protect our coastal ecosystems through education and research.