The Manatee Observation and Education Center (MOEC) is a waterfront environmental education and wildlife viewing center located in Fort Pierce, Florida. This amazing venue is operated by an incredibly generous staff and more than 80 dedicated volunteers. Since the center’s doors opened in 1996, the Henry B. King Power Plant provided warm water effluent to the area which resulted in manatees congregating to seek warmth during cold months, providing an opportunity for visitors to view them. After being decommissioned and demolished, the power plant is no longer there, but it is still a popular location for visitors to see manatees from time to time.
Our supportive interest in MOEC stems from Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA), a valued client of Globaltech’s for over 12 years. FPUA leads the administrative oversight at the center. With a mission to promote understanding and responsible actions for the protection of ecosystems and their inhabitants, donations and generous support are what help make all the work the center does possible. Recently, the center desired to update their viewing system of the manatees in Fort Pierce and around the state. Globaltech donated new PCs, monitors, keyboards, mice, and provided installation services of the new equipment. The improved manatee cam display is now up for all guests to view the friendly creatures during their visit.