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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Marine Science & Oceanography, Technology

Mission: The mission of the Ostego Bay Foundation, Inc. is to promote the understanding, preservation and enhancement of our unique marine environment through education, research and community involvement. The Foundation provides interactive educational experiences to encourage stewardship of our natural resources.

Target demographics: build awareness of the importance of local ecology

Direct beneficiaries per year: hundreds of neighborhood children through summer camps and fishing tournament

Geographic areas served: Fort Myers Beach

Programs: The Marine Science Center is a favorite travel destination for tourists that visit Fort Myers Beach. Old and young alike enjoy its offering of talented staff, unique exhibits, museum in a box road show, kids summer camp, estuarial aquariums, touch tank and working waterfront tours.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Frank J C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great learning day for kids and adults. Good fun for all.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Ostego Bay Foundation offers a wonderful educational opportunity for both children and adults. Besides that it is just fun! Everyone that I have come across, both staff members and volunteers, are dedicated, knowledgeable and totally involved. I recommend Ostego Bay Foundation without reservation.

Barbara F

Josiah M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This place is filled with historical goodies and is in a great culturally rich area which helps envision the mission of Ostego Bay better. They have a live touch tank filled with critters that are begging to be touched and it's always fun to see the turtles poking their heads out.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Ostego Bay Foundation Inc is such a great experience, especially for families. The staff and volunteers are very helpful. Also, the aquariums and touch tanks is a great interaction for children. Overall, I would recommend Ostego Bay to everyone!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Absolutely a wonderful place for me and my child the staff was friendly and really helpful. My son asks me about every animal he sees now.

Client Served

Rating: 5

A terrific family experience. The kids were thrilled by the touch tank and aquariums.