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!
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…
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.
The Marine Discovery Center Lecture Series provides a forum for the community to learn about the Indian River Lagoon from qualified staff and guest speakers. Presentations will be at 6pm and last about 1 hour with time afterwards for questions and answers. WHEN: Lectures will be on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Check our [...]
The Indian River Lagoon Experience can be presented to a minimum of 30 participants (students, teachers and chaperones) and a maximum of 125 participants. Click Read More for more details.
The Adopt-An-Estuary program (AAE) is funded through the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program. The focus of the program is to collect baseline estuarine health data, educate and train schoolchildren and adult volunteers to monitor estuaries, and to increase public awareness about estuary health. Volunteers will learn how to properly conduct a visual survey (download [...]