through education, research and community stewardship."
Florida Master Naturalist Program
Coastal Systems Module
Through classroom, field trip, and practical experience, this 6-day module provides instruction on the general ecology, habitats, vegetation types, wildlife, and conservation issues of Coastal Systems in Florida – Coastal Uplands, Estuarine, and Nearshore Marine Environments.
Each year we provide camp and field trip scholarships for individuals and K-12 schools that could not otherwise afford to attend. …
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Marine Discovery Center!
520 Barracuda Blvd. New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
Open 7 days a week from 9AM-5PM
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Cruises, Kayaking & More
Explore Your Waters!
Dolphin Discovery Tour – Guided by Certified Florida Master Naturalists, this 2-hour tour gives aquatic adventurers an intimate look at the Indian River Lagoon’s population of bottlenose dolphin and much more. (click for more info …)
Sunset Cruise – Watch the sun set slowly over the water, while relaxing to island-style music. Celebrate the end of another perfect day on the Indian River Lagoon and enjoy its twilight inhabitants. (click for more info …)
Kayak Tour – Paddle the backwaters of the Indian River Lagoon, led by a Florida Master Naturalist guide. Enjoy the solitude and beauty of one of Florida’s greatest natural treasures. (click for more info …)
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