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

Education

Florida Master Naturalist Program

Florida Master Naturalist Program

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. The program also addresses societies role in coastal areas, develops naturalist interpretation skills, and discusses environmental ethics.




Public, Private & Home School Programs

Public, Private & Home School Programs

To reserve your next discovery follow these steps: 1. Review the MDC School Flyer and choose a program. 2. Visit our Online Calendar, find available dates and choose a “preferred and backup” date for your program. 3. Fill out the following School Program Reservation Request…




K–12 Field Trip Programs 2016-2017

K–12  Field Trip Programs 2016-2017

The Marine Discovery Center welcomes you and your students to “explore your water” through our hands-on and feet-wet programs. Activities include backwater ecotours among the mangroves, seine netting, water quality testing, invertebrate investigations, kayaking, GPS scavenger hunts, animal sign interpretation and much more! Browse through our list of exciting programs and let us plan your next student Discovery!