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Honeybees and ‘The Taste Of Honey’

May 1st, 2017 | Category: Lecture Series, MDC News
Honeybees and  ‘The Taste Of Honey’

Honeybees and “The Taste Of Honey” will be the topic of the May monthly lecture at The Marine Discovery Center. Marlin Athearn, a University of Florida Certified Master Beekeeper, will be the guest speaker. Athearn will discuss the importance of bees as pollinators, how honey is made and harvested, and what citizens should and should….

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It’s Sea Turtle Time Again

May 1st, 2017 | Category: Announcements, Central Florida News, Coastal Corner, MDC News
It’s Sea Turtle Time Again

By Lisa D. Mickey While sea turtle nesting season officially starts May 1 on Florida beaches, several species of turtles have arrived early on the shores of Volusia County. Leatherback turtles arrived early in April, and a Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle nested in Wilbur-by-the-Sea on April 24 – an uncommon nester on our beaches. The….

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Spring Bird Migration: Time To Fly Back Home

Mar 31st, 2017 | Category: Coastal Corner, MDC News
Spring Bird Migration: Time To Fly Back Home

By Lisa D. Mickey When you live in a Florida coastal community, bird migration is a noticeable event that happens twice a year. Migration is when birds move between their wintering and nesting areas. This seasonal transit brings a variety of ducks, white pelicans and a host of other birds to Florida each fall. Florida….

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MDC April Lecture Focuses On Community Sustainability

Mar 31st, 2017 | Category: Announcements, Indian River Lagoon News, Lecture Series, MDC News
MDC April Lecture Focuses On Community Sustainability

“It’s Not Easy Being Green — Or Is It?” is the topic of the April monthly lecture at The Marine Discovery Center. The April lecture will focus on efforts to become a more sustainable community with specific emphasis on single-use plastics and solutions to reduce their impact. Katrina Locke of Green Volusia and Marine Discovery….

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Special Kayak Savings!

Mar 27th, 2017 | Category: Announcements, Ecotours/Kayaking, MDC News, Tours
Special Kayak Savings!

Save on kayak eco-tours in New Smyrna Beach

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Exhibit Area Renovations

Mar 15th, 2017 | Category: Announcements, MDC News

Marine Discovery Center Finalizes Exhibit Area Renovations By Lisa D. Mickey Visitors to the Marine Discovery Center are already benefitting from renovations designed to enhance their learning experience. After more than a year of planning, MDC has finalized changes that start right at the front door. New exhibits, new flooring and a redesigned exhibit area,….

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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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Lagoonacy Returns to Marine Discovery Center In April

Mar 7th, 2017 | Category: MDC News

For Immediate Release Lagoonacy Returns to Marine Discovery Center In April NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., March 1, 2017 – Lagoonacy will return to the Marine Discovery Center for the fourth year on Saturday, April 1. This year’s event will once again offer a variety of activities and displays for the public and will also kick….

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MDC Lecture Focuses on Zooarchaeological Findings at CNS

Mar 1st, 2017 | Category: Lecture Series, MDC News
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 at Canaveral National Seashore (CNS). The research focuses….

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Horseshoe Crab Workshop

Feb 26th, 2017 | Category: Lecture Series, MDC News
Horseshoe Crab Workshop

MDC Citizen Science presents Horseshoe Crab Workshop Wednesday, March 1, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Want to know more about horseshoe crabs? Want to get involved in horseshoe crab research and conservation? Join us for a horseshoe crab workshop! We’ll teach you what to look for when you see horseshoe crabs in the wild. You’ll also….

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