COVID-19 Update

Tampa Bay Watch is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our campers, volunteers, and employees. Upon reopening, we have established limited capacity for visits, extensive cleaning and sanitization protocols, and updated processes to ensure Tampa Bay Watch is operating in accordance with the guidance of the state and federal governments and the Centers for Disease Control. Please continue to monitor our website for future updates. We can’t wait to welcome you back to Tampa Bay Watch education programs, restoration projects, and events. Thank you for your incredible support during this unprecedented time.


  • Due to COVID-19, fall restoration projects will not be open to the public for volunteering. Additionally, we are not taking group volunteering requests at this time. We are hopeful to return to a normal volunteer project schedule in the fall of 2021. Contact Rachel Arndt with any questions at or (727) 867-8166, x233.
  • Visitors: All visits to Tampa Bay Watch Marine Education Center are by appointment only as our gate is closed. Visitors must get a temperature check prior to entering the facility and wear a mask or face covering when social distancing cannot be maintained. Please reference our staff webpage for contact information of our employees.
  • Estuary EDventures: We are committed to the continuance of our valuable education opportunities. We have adapted our programming to ensure safety and provide a variety of programs offered at Tampa Bay Watch, in the schools, and virtually in the classroom. Click here to learn more about our programs and click here to access our online education resources.