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MDC Lecture Series, Sept. 2016

Sep 3rd, 2016 | Category: Lecture Series, MDC News

Making Science A Community Effort Dr. Debra Woodall, director of the Institute of Marine and Environmental Studies (IMES) at Daytona State College, will be the guest speaker for MDC’s September Lecture. Woodall will present on the topic, “Making Science A Community Effort” and will discuss the focus of Daytona State’s IMES program, as well as….

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Sh.O.R.E. Symposium 2016

Aug 31st, 2016 | Category: Announcements, MDC News
Sh.O.R.E. Symposium 2016

Second Annual Sh.O.R.E. Symposium Set For September 23 NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., Aug. 31, 2016 – The Marine Discovery Center and Daytona State College will again host Sh.O.R.E. – Sharing Our Research with Everyone — an annual symposium designed to address current issues and research relating to the Indian River Lagoon (IRL). The second annual,….

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Coastal Naturalist dates are set!

Aug 25th, 2016 | Category: Education, MDC News
Coastal Naturalist dates are set!

The Florida Master Naturalist Program presented by Florida Master Naturalist – Coastal Systems Module Day 1 Friday, October 7, 2016 Day 2 Friday, October 14, 2016 Day 3 Friday, October 21, 2016 Day 4 Friday, October 28, 2016 Day 5 Friday, November 4, 2016 Day 6 Friday, November 11, 2016 ~ Daily from 9AM-4PM ~….

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Marine Discovery Center Names New Board of Directors

Jul 10th, 2016 | Category: Announcements, MDC News

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., July 7, 2016 – The Marine Discovery Center has named its new board of directors for 2016. Erik Halleus began his term as board chairman in early May. New to the board are Fielding Cooley and Katheryn Meagher. “We want to build a stronger organization and I’m here to help,” said….

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July Lecture, Living Shorelines

Jul 2nd, 2016 | Category: Lecture Series, MDC News
July Lecture, Living Shorelines

MDC July Lecture Focuses On Living Shorelines The Marine Discovery Center’s July lecture will focus on living shorelines. Students and faculty at Bethune-Cookman University will present information about “The Living Shorelines Project,” a locally based research and educational study. The presentation will be held on Thursday, July 21, from 6-8 p.m., at the Marine Discovery….

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June MDC Monthly Lecture Focuses On Water Quality

Jun 10th, 2016 | Category: Announcements, MDC News
June MDC Monthly Lecture Focuses On Water Quality

Water quality in the Indian River Lagoon. The MDC lecture scheduled for Thursday, June 16, will give the public a chance to hear mini-presentations by five different speakers examining water-quality issues and to ask questions following the presentations. Mallory Brooks, Project H2O Coordinator, will deliver the opening overview discussing, “What the Lagoon Means To You.”….

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Local Nurse Explores Link Between Algal Bloom And Human Health

Apr 25th, 2016 | Category: MDC News
Local Nurse Explores Link Between Algal Bloom And Human Health

Rachel Truxall was inspired by her daughter’s science-fair project on microplastics in the water last spring. When daughter Bella found microplastics in the family’s tap water, as well as in bottled water and other water samples, her mom became concerned. She also became motivated to learn if any data was available on human health associated….

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Indian River Lagoon Park Nature Day

Mar 22nd, 2016 | Category: Ecotours/Kayaking, MDC News
Indian River Lagoon Park Nature Day

This special “Nature Day” will feature a bird walk, a two-hour kayak paddle and a classroom lecture.   When: April 16, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Fees: Adults $40; Children $25; own Kayak or SUP $25 For reservations call 386-428-4828

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Cleaning the Mangrove Rookery Islands – Just For the Birds

Mar 3rd, 2016 | Category: Announcements, MDC News
Cleaning the Mangrove Rookery Islands – Just For the Birds

By Lisa D. Mickey All that was left were bones picked clean by vultures. And those bones were tied tightly to mangrove roots on the ground. Even with scissors and a knife, we struggled to clear the monofilament fishing line wrapped and wrapped around the feet of a dead pelican. “This bird didn’t have a….

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Shuck & Share Recycles Oysters from the Port Canaveral Seafood Fest

Mar 1st, 2016 | Category: Blogs, Indian River Lagoon News, Oyster Restoration News, Seeking Volunteers, Shoreline Restoration News
Shuck & Share Recycles Oysters from the Port Canaveral Seafood Fest

                                  This past weekend, Marine Discovery Center staff and volunteers partnered with Rusty’s Seafood and Oyster Bar at the Port Canaveral Seafood and Music Fest to recycle oyster shell and bring information about shoreline restoration to festival patrons.  The festival….

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