Published: Jan 09, 2013 12:48 PM EST
Updated: Jan 09, 2013 6:50 PM EST

BOCA GRANDE, Fla.- Former First Lady Laura Bush visited Southwest Florida for a special ceremony.

Mrs. Bush cut the ribbon on Mote Marine's new office at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday in Boca Grande.

The Bush family has vacationed on the island for years.

Mote's new satellite office will focus on grassroots education on the local marine environment.