Our Mission

Tampa Bay Watch is dedicated to fostering a healthy Tampa Bay watershed through community-driven restoration projects, education programs, and outreach initiatives.



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Discovery Center

Explore our educational space on the St. Pete Pier, featuring interactive exhibits, daily programs, and a touch tank full of animals from the estuary!

Together, we can bring life to the bay.

It takes a community to make lasting change and protect the future of Tampa Bay’s ecosystem.


Volunteer Calendar

Check out all of our upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Become A Member

Are you passionate about protecting our waterways? Take a stand for Tampa Bay’s future.

Our annual events are designed to educate, entertain, and strengthen the community.

Host an unforgettable occasion at our beautiful waterfront event space.


Exploring the wonders of our natural world through hands-on education and outdoor experiences

Tampa Bay Watch proudly offers enriching spring break and summer camps for young adventurers at two locations: Auer Marine Education Center in Tierra Verde and the Discovery Center on the  St. Pete Pier. These camps blend hands-on environmental education with exciting outdoor activities, ensuring a memorable and educational experience for every participant. Whether exploring the natural beauty of Tierra Verde or the St. Pete Pier, our camps provide the perfect setting for fun, friendship, and discovery.

Are you a high school student who wants to learn more about marine science through hands-on experience? Our Junior Counselor program may be a great fit.
Learn more about the program below:


Camp offerings

Summer Camp Scholarships

Our camp scholarship program offers free camp tuition to a limited number of students, awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Candidates must meet qualifying criteria and complete an application process to be considered for an award. Applications and supporting materials can be submitted through May 3. Whether it’s a child’s first time on a boat or first time holding a sea star, we believe every child deserves the invaluable experience that summer camp offers!

2024 Summer Camp

Located at the Auer Marine Education Center, Tierra Verde, FL

Registration Open:

Limited Availability

$375 per week*

Ages 6-8, 9-12, 13-15

*Tampa Bay Watch members enjoy 10% off summer camp registration. To verify membership status or to receive a discount code, please contact 727-867-8166 ext 241.

What to expect

Hosted at the Auer Marine Education Center in Tierra Verde, our Estuary EDventures summer camp program is a fun-filled, hands-on learning adventure focused on marine ecology.

Boating Trips
Snorkeling Trips
Species Collection
Habitat Exploration
Marine Science Labs & More!
Play Video

Check out the video above to see one of our previous summer camp snorkeling trips to Egmont Key.

Dates & Age Groups

Sea Monkey Camp (Ages 6-8):

June 10-14

June 24-28

July 22-26

August 5-9

Osprey Camp (Ages 9-12):

June 17-21

July 15-19

July 29-August 2

Ocean Expedition Camp (Ages 13-15):

July 8-12

For more information on 2024 summer camp in Tierra Verde, visit the link below.

Help send a child to camp by providing a scholarship.

*Scholarships are available to a limited number of students.

Questions about camps? Email our Education Team at [email protected].