Public Lecture Series
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 Calendar for exact time and dates.
WHERE: Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach, FL
ADMISSION: No charge – No reservations
For more information contact Mark Spradley – firstname.lastname@example.org, or call: 386-428-48282013-12-02 10:45:40
The NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALE
WHEN: Thursday, December 19, 2013 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
WHERE: Marine Discovery Center,520 Barracuda Blvd. New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
DESCRIPTION: 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 for these whales.
You can be a part of the trained volunteer spotter network along the Florida coast to identify individuals and protect them from collisions with ships.
Your involvement is of particular help if you live in a high-rise building along the coast. Please attend this lecture to get the basic information you need to help these whales survive.
FREE TO THE PUBLIC, Donations appreciated
CONTACT: MARK SPRADLEY
Michael Brothers, manager of exhibits, aquariums and public programs at the Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet, Fla., will lead this lecture about the migratory birds which pass through Volusia County each year.
Home to more than 365 species of birds, Volusia County becomes an avian highway during the fall as thousands of birds migrate to spend the winter or pass through to wintering grounds farther south.
When: Thursday, November 21, 2013 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Contact: MARK SPRADLEY
Marine Discovery Center
520 Barracuda Blvd
New Smyrna Beach FL 32169 US
Location Phone: (386) 428-4828
Mermaids, Myths and Manatees
Mermaids and mermen have been a part of myths and legends for centuries in
cultures all around the world. Seafarers of days gone by thought they were
real creatures – and some people still do! In fact, there is a worldwide
community of modern mermaids that make it their mission to teach people
about the amazing creatures in our waters and the ways we can help protect
them. Join Marine Discovery Center as our own certified mermaid, Traci
Gardellis, discusses the role of mermaids and mermen in folklore, pop
culture, science and environmental awareness.
WHEN: Thursday, October 17 6-8pm
WHERE: 520 Barracuda Blvd. New Smyrna Beach, Fl. 32169
COST: No Charge, No reservations required
CONTACT: 386-428-4828 or email@example.com