Charlene Mauro is the Director of the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station. Through Pensacola State College, she teaches Marine Biology and Oceanography to area dual enrollment students who in turn educate young children that attend programs on site. Mrs. Mauro has successfully written grants to completely transform a vacant ranger station into a fully functional science field station.

Charlene began her career in at Sea World working with marine mammals, including her favorite, the manatee. Having been in marine science education for nearly 20 years, she recognizes the immense positive impact that her scientific research and teacher professional development has made on her career. Mrs. Mauro makes at least two professional presentations annually at local, state, and national levels.

The White House Council on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency selected Charlene as a Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE) winner for 2014. Past honors include National Marine Educator of the Year, Outstanding Florida High School Science Teacher of the Year, University of Florida Distinguished Educator, Navarre area Citizen of the Year, University of West Florida Outstanding Young Alumnus, and a finalist for Florida Teacher of the Year.

By example, Charlene encourages her students to find their passion, seek opportunities, make a difference, and always continue to learn.

Upcoming Events

Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
March Club Assembly @ Beach Community Bank | Navarre | Florida | United States
Welcome to our monthly club assembly meeting.  This is where we discuss club business, ongoing and future projects, fundraising and Rotary updates.  This is the best place to learn what Rotary is all about and...
Tree Planting & Aquaponics Farm Grand Opening @ My Father's Arrows Children's Home | Jay | Florida | United States
Rotary Club of Navarre is participating in a worldwide program to plant one tree for every Rotarian.  Over 1 million trees will be planted.  We are planting our trees at the My Father’s Arrows Childrens...
Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Guest Speaker @ Beach Community Bank | Navarre | Florida | United States
Welcome to Rotary Club of Navarre lunch meeting with a guest. Guests and prospective members are invited to attend.  Please RSVP to TJ Goulet, Rotary Club President by phone at (850) 396-2552 or email at