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Education

Zooarchaeological Findings at Canaveral National Seashore

Mar 14th, 2017 | Category: Announcements, Education, MDC News
Zooarchaeological Findings at Canaveral National Seashore

 MDC Lecture Focuses on Zooarchaeological Findings at CNS University of Florida Senior Biological Scientist Irv Quitmyer of the Florida Museum of Natural History will be the guest speaker for the March monthly lecture at The Marine Discovery Center. Associated with the Florida Museum for 37 years, Quitmyer will present findings in recent zooarchaeological research conducted….

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Feb. 2017 Lecture, Winter Birding in Central Florida

Feb 8th, 2017 | Category: Announcements, Education, Lecture Series, MDC News
Feb. 2017 Lecture, Winter Birding in Central Florida

The topic of February’s monthly lecture at the Marine Discovery Center will be “Winter Birding In Central Florida.” Florida residents get to enjoy a variety of migratory species as many birds spend the winter here in an area known as the Atlantic Flyway. Michigan “snowbird” Don Chalfant, who leads weekly winter bird walks at the….

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Weekly Bird Walks

Jan 17th, 2017 | Category: Announcements, Education, MDC News
Weekly Bird Walks

At Indian River Lagoon Preserve Park Every Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday January 10 – early April MDC volunteer and bird aficionado Don Chalfant will lead you on a trek through the beautiful Indian River Lagoon Preserve Park to search for and observe a wide variety of avian life including herons, egrets,….

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MDC Launches Protect Our Lagoon Academy in February

Jan 5th, 2017 | Category: Central Florida News, Education, Indian River Lagoon News, MDC News
MDC Launches Protect Our Lagoon Academy in February

The program is an offshoot of MDC’s Project H2O, designed to promote healthy habitat through outreach, and will focus on various concerns faced by the Indian River Lagoon, ranging from wildlife and habitats to legislation and advocacy.

Academy organizers hope the program will help produce citizen-ambassadors for the lagoon who can advocate on behalf of the estuary’s health with government officials, organizations and local residents.

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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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Osprey Nesting Platform At MDC

Apr 20th, 2015 | Category: Announcements, Coastal Corner, Education, MDC News
Osprey Nesting Platform At MDC

Coastal Naturalist Students Build Osprey Nesting Platform At MDC by Lisa D. Mickey Tom Draus and Susan Fetter experienced the usual dilemma of students enrolled in Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) classes: What would be their required project? Both were enrolled in the FMNP Coastal Naturalist class at the Marine Discovery Center (MDC) in New….

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Migrating Birds, MDC December Lecture Series

Nov 28th, 2014 | Category: Education, Lecture Series, MDC News
Migrating Birds, MDC December Lecture Series

Michael Brothers, Director of the Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet, Fla., will lead this lecture about a pelagic birding tour that he took this past May. 40 stalwart explorers and our leaders struck off at 3:00 a.m. for our May 18 pelagic trip. It was a tough trip with the high seas and the….

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Camp Scholarship News

Jul 15th, 2012 | Category: Announcements, Camp, Education
Camp Scholarship News

A note from our Managing Director Summer camp is in full swing! We have served nearly 7000 children a year since 2001 with hands-on, feet-wet education programs. The demand is growing and so is the hope for scholarships. Each year we provide camp and field trip scholarships for individuals and K-12 schools that could not….

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