Ostego Bay Marine Science Center Staff

Our People make the difference!

The Marine Science Center is staffed by professionals who love the environment and share the ideals of conservation through education. We have a compliment of paid staff members supported by a group of dedicated volunteers that share a passion for environmental education.

Do you like talking about nature and proud of our area? Click to learn more about the Ostego Bay volunteer opportunities.


Lead Doscent
Florida Master Naturalist

Meet Marilyn. My love of nature began as a young child and my career as a naturalist in Colorado as a park naturalist and tour guide at Bear Creek canyon Park, and the Garden of the Gods Park, as well as a Docent at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo where I also taught Ecology to new docents as well as thousands of children.

During my 10 years in Florida I have been a Swamp Buggy Guide, a naturalist at a large Resort on Captiva Island where I ran a Nature Center, Led beach and shell walks, taught kayaking and gave talks on Dolphin, Manatee and Ospreys.

As well as being a naturalist for Ostego Bay Marine Science Center, I am a beach tour guide for Lee County Parks and Recreation, A volunteer animal rescuer for C.R.O.W. on Sanibel Island. and a tour Guide for Dragonfly Expeditions. My passions are Ecology and Calusa Indian History. Marilyn is a Certified Florida Master Naturalist & Nationally certified Interpretive Guide.

Do you like talking about nature and proud of our area? Learn more about our volunteer opportunities at the Marine Science Center by calling 239.765.8101 or info@ostegobay.org.

Ostego Bay Foundation, Inc. - A member supported organization
718 Fisherman's Wharf - Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33931 - 239-765-8101