The Education Department at Florida Oceanographic Society is growing! We are currently accepting applications for a brand new full-time Education Specialist to assist with all aspects of educational programming at the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center in Stuart, FL. As our organization grows, we recognize the importance of increasing our educational capacity – a key component of our mission. We are excited to start a search for just the right passionate and qualified candidate to become the newest member of our team. Please visit https://www.floridaocean.org/p/34/careers-employment-opportunities for more information.
Florida Oceanographic Society is an environmentally focused nonprofit organization founded in 1964. Our mission is to inspire environmental stewardship of Florida’s coastal ecosystems through education, research, and advocacy. We operate the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center, a 57-acre educational nature center located on South Hutchinson Island in Stuart, Florida. The Coastal Center provides an interactive educational experience for guests of all ages, and includes a 10,000 gallon stingray touch tank, an invertebrate touch tank, a mile-long nature trail, and a 750,000 gallon outdoor gamefish aquarium that is home to hundreds of native fishes and four permanently disabled non-releasable sea turtles. More than 55,000 guests visited the Coastal Center last year, including 4,000 students on educational field trips. Our Education and Research departments are perfectly integrated to create hands-on environmental learning experiences for children and adults. We also run a wide variety of outreach programs, including nighttime sea turtle nesting walks, morning beach walks, youth fishing clinics, summer camps, habitat restoration projects, school visits, and a community lecture series.
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