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Upcoming Events

Ryan Solow, Rebecah Delp, Katelyn McGuigan, volunteering for Evolution of Darwin Beach, planting native sea oats

Evolution of Darwin Beach

Interested in a vegetation removal and beach cleanup?

Contact us at to see if we can host an event for your group!

Volunteers will help remove and document non-native and exotic plant species, as well as cleanup marine debris!

For more information on what we do, click HERE.

Sarah Beggerly and Analisa Duran during NEST program for sea turtle nesting survey, in collaboration with Frost

NEST Excavation for Sea Turtles (NEST) Program

2023 Virginia Key Sea Turtle Season Has Come to an End!

Check back in next season! (~May 2024)

NEST is a new, limited-edition program available during the summer in partnership with the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science (Frost Science).

Participants will learn about sea turtle conservation through a hands-on activity, nature walk on Virginia Key Beach and observing a nest excavation, an opportunity to look inside a sea turtle nest after it hatches.

Nest excavations take place three days after a sea turtle nest hatches and can only be completed by a person authorized by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. The Frost Science Education Team will talk guests through the process and purpose of a nest excavation while we excavate the nest (under permit #153).

Register by visiting 

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Ocaquatics is turning 30 in February and they will be celebrating at an outdoor event for our families and the entire community. MORAES will be there tabling in support of this amazing organization and incredible accomplishment. Come show your support and stop by our table to say hello!

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Beach Cleanup: David Fairchild Elementary

SaturdayFebruary 24th, 2024

Darwin Beach (Virginia Key, FL)

Ocaquatics is Turning 30!

Sunday, February 25th, 20242 - 5 pm

Eureka Location, 11101 SW 176th Street

A group of student council and botany students from David Fairchild Elementary School will join MORAES for a beach clean-up with a focus on the removal of microplastics and other hazardous marine debris.  

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The Christopher Columbus High School junior class will join MORAES for their "Junior Day of Service" where they will participate in a beach clean up focused on the impacts of microplastics on our marine environment.

Beach Cleanup: Christopher Columbus High School

Saturday, March 8th, 2024

Darwin Beach (Virginia Key, FL)

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