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Oceanographic Society on track for major expansion

Groundbreaking in August for new building
Posted: 7:17 PM, Mar 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-26 23:21:23Z
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STUART, Fla. — In the next month or so, the one-millionth visitor will pass through the doors of the Florida Oceanographic Society in Stuart. So they are preparing now for the next million with a major expansion planned.

It’s been 55 years since the Florida Oceanographic Society was founded, and now their 57-acre site on South Hutchinson Island is about to be transformed.

"We really want to ensure that everybody who comes here leaves as an environmental ambassador," said Zack Jud, the Education Director.

This summer, a groundbreaking is planned for a new Eco-Center.

“30 different exhibits and displays on Florida’s water story, the estuaries, the lagoons, the nearshore reef environments," said Executive Director Mark Perry.

Perry went before Martin County Commissioners Tuesday to show off the design.