The Marine Discovery Center has spent over 20 years informing and educating citizens and guests about the amazing biodiversity of the Indian River Lagoon.
Tagged as the most biologically diverse estuary in North America, the Indian River Lagoon boasts more than 4,000 species and spans 156 miles down Florida’s east coast — providing countless ways to engage the public. Programs at MDC for all ages are designed to offer hands-on, feet-wet learning opportunities through classes, camps, lectures, boat and kayak eco-tours with certified naturalists and teachers.
We invite you to learn more about all we have to offer.
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By Lisa D. Mickey The spring of 2020 may forever be remembered as a season of fear and change when the Corona-19 virus roared across the globe in pandemic fashion and impacted many lives along the way. Businesses and schools closed their doors around the world,...
MaryAnne West is that happy-faced volunteer you might find baiting hooks for kids in summer fishing camps or encouraging youngsters on the 203 stairsteps winding up the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse during camp and education outings. You might even see her working at the...
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"To protect and restore the Florida coastal and Indian River Lagoon ecosystems
through education, research and community stewardship."