Your donations directly help the Nature Coast by supporting the research, education, and outreach programs of this special region.

K-12 Education Programming

$60 – sponsors two K-12 students

$1,500 – sponsors two classes of 24 students

Every year, NCBS hosts an average of 300 to 400 K-12 students from the local area for a field-based learning experience.

Despite living in this area, most of these students are not aware of the special character of this area, and many have never been on a boat. This program exposes these students to science and conservation activities and creates awareness of professional opportunities and future areas of study.

Donations fund the costs associated with the K-12 program.


Discovery Center
Research Internships

Thank you!

The UF Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and your gift to support the UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station may be tax-deductible.

For more ways to give, including donor-advised funds, corporate partnerships and bequests, please contact Phillip Buchyn at (352) 294-7868 or

"In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught." - B. Dioum, 1968