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 – email@example.com, or call: 386-428-48282014-03-07 16:47:29
OCEAN FRIENDLY GARDENS
The Ocean Friendly Gardens Program was developed by the Surfrider Foundation to minimize the impacts of runoff and non-point source pollution on our nation’s waters. Its aims are to decrease such pollution through water wise and water capture gardening techniques to conserve, retain onsite and filter water.
Ryan Mahler, Chair of the Executive Committee of the local Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation will be the speaker.
The Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation was founded in 2008 and spans the entire coastline of Volusia and Flagler counties in Florida. Its mission is the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.
WHERE: Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd, New Smyrna Beach, Fl. 32169
WHEN: Thursday, March 20 6 – 8:00 p.m.
COST: No charge, No reservations required
CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 386-428-4828
MARINE MAMMAL STRANDINGS
Our marine friends in trouble.
WHO: Megan Stolen – Hubbs-Seaworld Research Institute
2013 has been an extremely busy year for the marine mammal stranding team.
To date they have responded 103 stranding’s including 7 live animals and
96 dead animals. 22 of these have been in Volusia County.
WHEN & WHERE: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
6-8 p.m. at the Marine Discovery Center.
No cost, no reservations required.
The Natural History of Horseshoe Crabs and their Environmental Significance
Thursday, January 23, 2014
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
With the current state of the Indian River Lagoon, Kronstadt hopes this information will help future management and conservation by explaining the interaction of the environment with the physiology of the horseshoe crab.
This is one of the 3 topics in the series that will be presented at the MDC.
Birds of the Atlantic Beach, Don Picard
Shoreline birds have variations in plumage color. Gulls and other birds we see during the winter months are totally different from the colors we may observe during breeding season. For example, why don’t black-bellied plovers have black bellies and why don’t spotted sandpipers have spots?
Learn more about our coastal birds at this month’s free lecture series.
When: Thursday, January 16 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Marine Discovery Center
No charge. No reservations required.
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