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Nature Coast Currents Webinar Series

Catch the Nature Coast Currents monthly webinar series beginning October 2023 – June 2024! 🌊 This series aims to communicate and catalog research and monitoring relevant to Florida’s Nature Coast. Talks are ~30-40 minutes plus Q&A, and focus on coastal and marine science topics. Webinars are free and all are welcome! Recordings are posted on our archive page for later viewing.

Seahorse key & Cedar Keys Light Station open houseS

Visit Seahorse Key Marine Lab and the Cedar Key Light Station! Seahorse Key is an island adjacent to the mainland on Cedar Key, managed by the Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges. On these free open house dates, the public is welcome to check out the UF IFAS NCBS field research lab, or explore the historical light station. Visitors can become immersed in the islands flora and fauna, featuring a winding dune side trail leading to the Gulf-facing beach. Transportation by personal vessel or tour boat (includes fee from tour company). Please contact the Cedar Key Welcome Center regarding tour boat operations.

Please note: Trails leading to the light station and beach are steep and primitive in some areas. Take caution when loading and unloading vessels onto the floating docks, and navigating the natural areas of the trails and beach.

2024 Dates (9 AM – 3 PM):

March 20th

May 22nd, alternate weather date May 23rd

July 3rd

October 14