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Marine Education 

Florida Master Naturalist

Three 40-hour courses: Uplands, Freshwater, and Coastal.  40-hour course run from $230 - $275 (depending on materials requested).  There are five special topics courses and two restoration course that are 20-hours each.  Course fee between $155 - $175 (depending on materials requested): see website calendar for dates of schedule courses or contact Sea Grant Agent Rick O’Connor.

Panhandle Outdoors Live

Field school program to educate residents and businesses about the natural history of the Florida panhandle.  Prices vary depending on trip: see website calendar for datesor contact Sea Grant Agent Rick O’Connor.

Science Hour

Monthly series on a variety of local science related topics.  They occur on the third Thursday of each month (except December) and are presented Via Facebook LIVE  No Cost: see website calendar for dates of schedule programs or contact Sea Grant Agent Rick O’Connor.

Seafood @ Your Fingertips

Video programs on cooking local seafood.


Sea Grant assist youth organizations and schools with presentations and field trips in the area of marine and estuarine natural resource topics: Contact Sea Grant Agent Rick O’Connor to schedule

Turtle Friendly Beaches

Assist residents and businesses with sea turtle friendly lighting issues. 


Sea Grant provides lectures and site visits to assist residents and businesses with their understanding and management of snake issues: year round.



We provide training for those interested in working in the aquaculture industry.

Nature Tourism

We  provide training, courses, and workshops for those interested in working in the nature tourism industry.


We provide workshops for those in the boating industry and can assist with getting the Clean Marina designation.



Rick O'Connor Sea Grant/Marine Science (850) 475-5230

Physical & Mailing Address 3740 Stefani Road Cantonment, FL 32533