See more exciting educational videos at FOFR's YouTube and the FL DEP's YouTube

Please check back soon for BleachWatch classes and in-water

training opportunities coming to a location near you!


Sunday, March 6, 2023, 9a-5p: Sierra Club Broward's EARTH DAY FESTIVAL at the fascinating Ann Kolb Nature Center, Hollywood, FL. Free to the public, easy parking. The Florida DEP Coral Program will be hosting a booth and providing a public presentation.

​Fri-Sun, April 14-16, 2023:TORTUGA MUSIC FESTIVAL. Held 3 consecutive days along Ft. Lauderdale's iconic world-famous beach. Ticket holders are invited to visit the critically-acclaimed Conservation Village inside the heart of the TMF during the daytime, where you'll find the Florida DEP Coral Program Booth and dozens of awesome regional organizations with lots of interactive learning activities and cool give-a-ways.

Thursday, April 20, 2023, TBD Daytime: Palm Beach State College EARTH DAYFeaturing awesome enviromental organizations including the FL DEP Coral Program, yoga, live music, games & giveaways, Food trucks/vendors, more!

Saturday, April 29, 2023, 11a-7p: SOS OCEAN CONSERVATION DAY. In Esplanade Park in Ft. Lauderdale. Please join this awesome family-fun-and-free event featuring dozens of regional ocean/reef conservation organizations and world-class artists & performers!

Sunday, April 30, 2023, 10a-4p: HEAL THE PLANET DAY. Esplanade Park in Ft. Lauderdale. A family-friendly all-ages free Earth Day event featuring dozens of regional nonprofit organizations, earth-friendly vendors, amazing musicians and world-class artists.

Friends of Our Florida Reefs (FOFR) 
​is a registered 501c3 nonprofit citizen support organization dedicated to conserving and protecting over 100 miles of vital coral reefs (directly offshore SE Florida between Miami-Dade and Martin Counties) by enhancing and  complementing the critical efforts, programs and activities of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's 
Coral Reef Conservation Program.

Participate & Get Involved!

Below are regional special events coming soon where you can meet reps from the

Florida DEP Coral Program, FOFR and/or our many dedicated partners.

Please also explore our Facebook and Instagram for public participation

opportunities, and please check back soon for additional notices & info!

NOTE: In-person event listings are subject to change or cancellation with little or no notice. 
FOFR's Participation & Special Event History