Energy & Marine Center

       Marine Explorers Elementary Program Elementary_Programs.html
                 High School Program HS_Programs.html

Pasco County’s Energy and Marine Center is located on a coastal hammock on the Salt Springs Run Estuary in Port Richey, Florida.  This facility is ideal for activities involving coastal ecology, wetlands, marshlands, and estuarine environments.  Here Salt Spring drains into the Gulf of Mexico providing comparisons between freshwater and saltwater environments.  The center is surrounded by marsh grasses, three species of mangrove, and oyster bars.  Frequent visitors to the center outside of the students, includes raccoons, foxes, armadillos, marsh hares, marsh periwinkles, egrets, herons,  stingrays, fiddler crabs, turtles and tortoises, dolphin, the occasional manatee, and much much more.

The EMC currently supports our Marine Explorer Programs for all 4th graders within the district and is also used for high school programs.

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Marine Explorers Elementary Program

Contact:  Donna Hoague

Phone:    727-774-0580


High School Program

Contact:  Josh McCart

Phone:    727-774-0587


Map & Directions

Photo Albums

EMC Tides

Fiddler Crabs

EMC Species ID

Activities / Features

  1. 1.Aquarium Room

  2. 2.Seining Beach

  3. 3.Computer Lab

  4. 4.Wet/Dry Lab

  5. 5.Kayaking

  6. 6.Touch Tanks

  7. 7.Nature Trails

  8. 8.Look Out Tower

  9. 9.Teacher Training

  10. 10.Lots More.....


Energy & Marine Center

Check out this video of a USF biologist searching for research sites around the EMC!

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