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!


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!

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!

Shell Bagging Machine

Get a great workout and help the IRL by making shell bags! Shell bags are used to build all the different layers of oyster reefs.   Contact Callie Shaffer at or at 321-254-9453 Ext. 492 with any questions!

Mangroves in buckets

Free to the public, but reservations are required, the Mangrove Restoration talk will be held at the Eau Gallie Library. For questions, please contact Callie Shaffer at or 321.254.9453 x492.

Oyster 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.