"To protect and restore the Florida coastal and Indian River Lagoon ecosystems
through education, research and community stewardship."

Lecture Series

Lecture On Florida Manatees

Dec 3rd, 2016 | Category: Lecture Series, MDC News
Lecture  On Florida Manatees

Tripp will discuss manatee migration during the winter months, manatee population and mortality in Florida, and a variety of significant manatee facts. In addition, she will discuss manatee advocacy and policy making, as well as the importance of protecting coastal lands and waters for the species’ survival.

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MDC Lecture, Sea Level Rise

Nov 8th, 2016 | Category: Lecture Series, MDC News
MDC Lecture, Sea Level Rise

Dr. Jason Evans will be the guest speaker for the November lecture at the Marine Discovery Center and will present on the topic: “Can We Keep Our Heads Above Water? Sea Level Rise Planning Across the Southeast United States.”

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MDC October Lecture

Oct 12th, 2016 | Category: Lecture Series, MDC News
MDC October Lecture

This colorful program uses high resolution photography and research results to debunk the folklore, myths, and misconceptions that have plagued bats for centuries. Unfounded fears, often fueled by grossly over-stated disease risk and other misinformation, are major contributors to the dramatic decline in world-wide bat populations.

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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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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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April Lecture 2016

Apr 18th, 2016 | Category: Lecture Series
April Lecture 2016

MARINE CONSERVATION IN CUBA when: Thursday, April 21 6 – 8 p.m.cost: FREEwhere: Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd. New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 Two of our MDC members, Richard & Dolores O’Toole, recently returnedfrom an 11 day land & dive trip to Cuba. They were part of a small select group invited by Oceans….

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March 2016 Lecture

Mar 9th, 2016 | Category: Lecture Series
March 2016 Lecture

PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES OBSERVING AND UNDERSTANDING POLLINATION with Chuck Tague Mr. Tague is a volunteer at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge where he developed a series of butterfly identification programs for the monthly butterfly diversity surveys. Over the past few decades, there has been a significant loss of pollinators,including honey bees, native bees, birds, bats,….

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Lecture Series, Feb. 2016

Feb 1st, 2016 | Category: Lecture Series, MDC News
Lecture Series, Feb. 2016

DOLPHINS OF THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON Our speaker will be Teresa Jablonski with Hubbs-Seaworld Research Institute for the Marine Mammal Stranding Team. WHEN: Thursday, February 18, 6pm – 8pm WHERE: MDC, 520 Barracuda Blvd. New Smyrna Beach, 32169 COST: FREE call 386-428-4828 for more information

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January 2016, Public Lecture Series

Jan 4th, 2016 | Category: Lecture Series, MDC News
January 2016, Public Lecture Series

EXPLORING SEASONS AND SECRETS OF THE MOSQUITO COAST Captain Rodney Smith, author and founder/ publisher of Coastal Angler Magazine will discuss Phenology of the Mosquito Lagoon. This will cover the study of cyclic and seasonal natural phenomena, especially in relation to climate and plant and animal life. When: Thursday, January 21, from 6 p.m. to….

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MDC Public Lecture Dec 17, 2015

Nov 30th, 2015 | Category: Lecture Series, MDC News
MDC Public Lecture Dec 17, 2015

Right Whales Our guest speaker will be Julie Albert, the coordinator of the Marine Resources Council’s North Atlantic Right Whale Sighting Network. Only about 500 North Atlantic right whales exist today. During the winter, pregnant females travel to the warm waters off the Florida coast – to the only known calving area in the world….

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