SHELL BAGGING

Oyster Bagging

Roll your sleeves up and get ready to bag some oyster shells. Shell bagging prepares us for our reef building operations. You’ll get both a great work out and contribute to the next generation of oyster reefs!

ADOPT-A-MANGROVE

Mangrove Re-Planting

Mangroves provide a safe home for native plants, animals and birds. Join us at the Zoo to learn more about mangroves and take home a seedling to foster and later plant at a restoration site. The event includes a tour of our aquarium and touch tank!

Satellite Beach Osyter Gardeners

Are you a Brevard County resident with a dock along the Indian River Lagoon? Sign-up to be an OYSTER GARDENER and help Brevard Zoo’s Restore Our Shores program bring back Brevard’s oyster population!

Mangrove Plantings in Lagoon

Are you a Brevard County resident with waterfront property? Sign up to receive information about getting a living shoreline on your property through Brevard Zoo’s Restore Our Shores program!

clams

Are you a Brevard County resident with waterfront property? Sign up to receive information about having a clam bed on your property through Brevard Zoo’s Restore Our Shores program!

Oyster Gardening

2017 Oyster Gardener workshop. Gardeners within the needed locations can grow oysters from their dock and help us monitor variables that affect growth and survival. Not in the study area? Questions? Please contact Katey at kleban@brevardzoo.org or at office: 321.254.9453 x376.

Pile of Logs

Get ready to bust some Brazilian Pepper trees! For questions, please contact Kate Brown at kbrown@brevardzoo.org or 321.254.9453 x377.

Grant Seafood Festival Sign

Join ROS at the annual Grant Seafood Festival on March 3-4, 2018 to collect oyster shells that will later be used towards lagoon restoration!

Staff Planting Mangroves

Help us restore native marsh grasses and mangroves to our Living Shoreline Demonstration Site in Indialantic!

Oyster Data

After months of nurturing oyster babies through the Oyster Gardening project (now definitely more like oyster teenagers), it’s time for them to make their way to their forever homes in the Indian River Lagoon! Help us with our Oyster Collection Event at two locations within the county.

Mangrove Plantings in Lagoon

Help us restore native marsh grasses and mangroves to our Living Shoreline Site in Melbourne!

Placing Oyster Shell Bags in Lagoon

Join us for the annual monitoring of our largest reef, in Melbourne! We will be getting our feet wet and our hands dirty while recording data on growth, recruitment and mortality of live oysters!

Free to the public (ages 8-13), reservations are required. For questions, please contact Callie Shaffer at cshaffer@brevardzoo.org or 321.254.9453 x492.

Mangrove Plantings in Lagoon

Are you a Brevard County resident with waterfront property? Sign up to receive information about getting a living shoreline on your property through Brevard Zoo’s Restore Our Shores program!

Mangrove Plantings in Lagoon

Free to the public (ages 8-13), reservations are required. For questions, please contact Callie Shaffer at cshaffer@brevardzoo.org or 321.254.9453 x492.

Four Oyster Gardeners Traps

The Summer 2019 Oyster Gardening training workshop season is here! Lagoon-front property owners throughout Brevard County can grow oysters from their dock and help us monitor variables that affect growth and survival. Not in the study area? Questions? Please contact Katey at kleban@brevardzoo.org or at office: 321.254.9453 x376.

2018 Black Mangrove Sprouts

Free to the public (ages 8-13), reservations are required. For questions, please contact Callie Shaffer at cshaffer@brevardzoo.org or 321.254.9453 x492.

Oyster Reef Building

SPRING RECAP 2017
REEF BUILDING

The Restore Our Shores team has continued making significant progress with its reef building efforts. Throughout the spring, the team constructed reefs in Port St. John and multiple areas in Indiatlantic,  totaling over 850 linear feet. Future builds are awaiting permits and will likely to continue in mid to late August.