MDC Celebrates Selection as Winn-Dixie Community Bag Program Beneficiary

MDC Celebrates Selection as Winn-Dixie Community Bag Program Beneficiary

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Marine Discovery Center has been selected as a beneficiary of the Community Bag Program for the month of July!

The program is simple: MDC will receive a $1 donation every time a $2.50 reusable Community Bag is sold during the month of July at the Winn-Dixie store located at 1838 South Ridgewood Avenue, Edgewater FL

The Winn-Dixie Community Bag Program, which launched in February 2019, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities where shoppers live and work.

Marine Discovery Center was selected as the July beneficiary of the program by store leadership at the Winn-Dixie located in Edgewater. MDC will receive a $1 donation every time the $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at this location during the month of July, unless otherwise directed by the customer through the Giving Tag attached to the bag.

We are excited to be the beneficiary of this program!  We rely on donations from the community to help us in our mission to protect and restore the Indian River Lagoon, and we always appreciate programs like these that also strengthen the connections between organizations and businesses in our area. In addition, we hope this program will encourage more customers to choose reusable bags over single-use plastics ones. Each step makes a difference!

For more information on the Community Bag Program, visit seg.bags4mycause.com.

MDC and Winn-Dixie Community Bag Program
When:
Throughout the month of July
Where: Winn-Dixie, 1838 South Ridgewood Avenue, Edgewater FL

Manatees To Be Featured In MDC’s July Public Lecture

Manatees To Be Featured In MDC’s July Public Lecture

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JULY 2019

When: Thursday, July 18 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd, NSB, 32169

Cost: FREE

The lecture is open to the public at no charge and no reservations are required.

Manatees will be the featured topic at the Marine Discovery Center’s July monthly lecture. These gentle giants are among Florida’s most beloved mammals.

Bill Greer, a marine mammal biologist for Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), will be the guest speaker. Greer will discuss the latest updates and concerns about manatees across the state.

The lecture will be held Thursday, July 18, starting at 6 p.m., and will be hosted by the Marine Discovery Center, located at 520 Barracuda Boulevard in New Smyrna Beach.

Greer has worked in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Northeast Fisheries Observer Program in data collection and protected-species training, and has served as a research associate with FWC for nearly four years. He currently oversees the Melbourne Beach Marine Mammal Lab, which covers Indian River, Brevard, Osceola, Orange, Seminole, Lake and part of Volusia County.

In his position at FWC, Greer works to rescue injured and sick manatees, as well as to recover and necropsy the deceased animals.

The July lecture is open to the public at no charge and no reservations are required.

Seating in the center’s Learning Lab is limited and early arrival is recommended.

MDC Invites Families to Explore this July 5th

MDC Invites Families to Explore this July 5th

Marine Discovery Center invites your family to add some adventure to your July 4th holiday weekend – join us for our Family Discovery Day!

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Our Family Discovery Day gives families the opportunity to go on our popular Indian River Lagoon Experience field trip program. You’ll have a chance to participate in land-based activities – salt marsh exploration, a nature hike, a plankton study, and an invertebrates study – as well as take a tour on our boat to encounter dolphin, manatee, birds and other marine life. You never know what you’ll discover as your explore your waters with MDC!

Friday, July 5 | 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost per person: $18/person

For more information or to register, please contact Michelle West at 386.428.3310 or michelle@marinediscoverycenter.org

MDC Archery Program Takes Its Final Bow

MDC Archery Program Takes Its Final Bow

We are sad to report that Marine Discovery Center will be ending our archery program after this Summer 2019 season.

We’re offering campers one last chance to try their hand at a bow and arrow at MDC during our half-day and three-day archery summer camps.

Our education department continues to grow every year by offering more and more opportunities for our local community to get outside and experience our local ecosystems. As we grow, our staff has become busier creating and running all of the great programs we offer and no longer have the capacity to run our archery program.

We loved having everyone participate that past few years and saw so much improvement through all of our clinics and camps. We hope that some of you continue this wonderful sport! But…

We still have Archery Summer Camp scheduled for this coming 2019 summer; this will be your last chance to participate in our archery program before it ends! We are offering 2 half-day archery camps and 1 three-day archery camp; dates, pricing, and more are available here. We hope to see some of you taking aim here at MDC this summer!

If you are interested in continuing the sport of archery, we are always here for questions and as a resource for information on other locations and programs in which to practice and participate.

 

MDC June Public Lecture Discusses Fertilizer Ordinance

MDC June Public Lecture Discusses Fertilizer Ordinance

Fertilizer, Nutrients, & Composting

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JUNE, 2019

When: Thursday, June 20 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd, NSB, 32169

Cost: FREE

The lecture is open to the public at no charge and no reservations are required.

Volusia County has a fertilizer ordinance, but what does that mean and what is it intended to do? That will be the topic of the Marine Discovery Center’s June public lecture.

Megan B. Martin, the Be Floridian Now Coordinator and Green Volusia Program Associate with the county’s Environmental Management Division, will present on “Fertilizer, Nutrients and Composting.”

The presentation is set for Thursday, June 20, starting at 6 p.m. The lecture is hosted by the Marine Discovery Center, located at 520 Barracuda Boulevard in New Smyrna Beach.

Martin will discuss the ordinance, as well as nutrient behavior in soils, nutrient pollution in our waters and what homeowners can do in their own yards to compost.

She is an experienced environmental educator with a background in sustainable food systems and clean water initiatives. As a part of the Green Volusia team, Martin helps coordinate the county’s sustainability goals. She was previously based at the county’s Lyonia Environmental Center in Deltona.

The June lecture is open to the public at no charge and no reservations are required.

Seating in the center’s Learning Lab is limited and early arrival is recommended.

For more information about the lecture, contact the Marine Discovery Center at 386-428-4828.

If you can’t attend the lecture but still want helpful fertilizer ordinance info, download the following documents:
Be Floridian Now Tri-fold Brochure
Don’t Let The Green Flow Downstream
How To Fertilize Like A Floridian