January Volunteer Spotlight: Chris Nelson

January Volunteer Spotlight: Chris Nelson

Sometimes Chris Nelson looks as if he is auditioning for the Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs” show when he volunteers at the Marine Discovery Center. If you see Nelson at work, chances are good he’s covered in mud from shoreline restoration, soaking wet from sweat in...
Winter Birding With MDC Begins In January

Winter Birding With MDC Begins In January

Want to see migratory birds foraging, resting and passing through Central Florida on their way to Arctic nesting grounds? Want to learn more about these species from naturalists and local Audubon members?   Come join us on MDC’s Discovery boat as we head to...
MDC’s January Lecture Features Right Whales

MDC’s January Lecture Features Right Whales

Right Whales 16 January, 2020 When: Thursday, January 16 2020 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. The winter months offer the migratory...
December Volunteer Spotlight: Laura Stapleton

December Volunteer Spotlight: Laura Stapleton

  Laura Stapleton brings a new sense of excitement to her role as a volunteer at the Welcome Desk. The native New Yorker rekindled a love of nature that started during her childhood and was sparked again when she moved to New Smyrna Beach. Now in Florida, there...
Specialty Boat Tours Ramp Up at MDC

Specialty Boat Tours Ramp Up at MDC

Marine Discovery Center prides itself on offering quality boat and kayak ecotours – led by certified Florida Coastal and Master Naturalists – that introduce locals and visitors to the amazing ecosystem that is the Indian River Lagoon. In addition to our...
November Volunteer Spotlight: Holly Perpall and Cheryl Hood

November Volunteer Spotlight: Holly Perpall and Cheryl Hood

If it requires getting dirty, wet, sweaty or coming nearly face to face with nature, you can count on Marine Discovery Center volunteers Cheryl Hood and Holly Perpall to be right there in the mix. You might even see them in the MDC tent engaging with the public at...