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We are so happy that SPRING has SPRUNG!

It’s a time of hope, renewal and growth and we’re thrilled that our visitors, campers and nature lovers are back in full force at the Marine Discovery Center! In fact, our Summer Camps have never been more popular, selling out months before we welcome eager children to our site this month.

Speaking of growth, I recently had a visit from a former camper and counselor, Kaitlin Wood who first came to the MDC when she was 7. Kaitlin is now 27, has a master’s degree in environmental engineering from UF and has been working in the field for the last 5 years. I felt an immense pride, hearing her story and knowing the MDC played a significant role in her life and that she’s now sharing her passion for the environment with others. Check out the pictures of Kaitlin below….pretty awesome!

COME GROW WITH US symbolizes individual growth, like Kaitlin’s as well as our growth in our mission and community engagement. Check out some of the exciting things we have planned for this year that will ensure the impact we have on the environment, our community and campers like Kaitlin, continues into the future:

          • New Interactive Lagoon Exhibits and Welcome Entrance Pavilion
          • Ocean and Lagoon Inspired Movie Series @ The Hunter Amphitheater
          • New Non-Plastic Habitat Restoration Methods
          • Lagoon Monitoring of Plants, Animals, and Water Quality

Please consider making a gift to support future generations of Lagoon Lovers like Kaitlin. Your generous gift provides a fresh breath of air and helps to protect and restore our beloved Indian River Lagoon. Thank you!

Chad Truxall
Executive Director

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How else can you support MDC?

  • Become a Member
  • Buy A Brick at Hunter Amphitheater
  • Donate from your IRA
  • Check with your company to see if they will match your charitable contribution
  • Consider planned giving options
  • Shop using AmazonSmile
  • Thrivent members can direct Thrivent Choice dollars to Marine Discovery Center

Donations to Marine Discovery Center are tax-deductible.

"To protect and restore the Florida coastal and Indian River Lagoon ecosystems
through education, research and community stewardship."