Education

Field Trip Programs

K-12 Field Trip Programs

Indian River Lagoon Experience, Kayak Adventures, Discovery Eco-Adventure Tour, Total Immersion

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Homeschool Field Trip Programs

Activities for ages 4 -18 years old
Boat and land-based experiences

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Camps

Summer Camps

Summer camps that explore the Indian River Lagoon through a variety of hands-on, feet-wet activities.

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School Year Camps

Activities for ages 4-10
Fishing, Kayaking, Nature Trail Hikes, Arts and Crafts, Science Experiments, Plant Identification, Animal Interpretation, Invertebrate Discoveries, Birding, Shoreline Walks, and more

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Community Programs

These programs include a variety of activities designed to engage the community in our hands-on, feet-wet approach to learning and fun. From holiday crafting days to homeschool classes and family outings, there are so many ways to play and learn at MDC!

Science Enrichment Series

We offer marine science sessions for elementary, middle, and high school students on select Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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Sea Squirts

The Sea Squirts Program introduces marine life to children ages 3-5 years. Adults will accompany their children to the program. Activities may include examinations of species both skeletal and alive, arts and crafts, stories, audio visual presentations, and games.

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Florida Master Naturalist Program

The mission of the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) is to promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Florida’s natural world among Florida’s citizens and visitors.

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Monthly Lecture Series

Free to the public, every 3rd Thursday of the month.

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Meet the Raptors

Join us on a select Monday of each month to learn about the interesting world of raptors. Gina Holt, founder of Wild About Birds, Inc., will be in the Marine Discovery Classroom for an hour-long program featuring some of the raptors that she cares for.

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Virtual Programs

Join the MDC staff for a variety of online virtual programming all about the Indian River Lagoon! From animals and plants to conservation science research and beyond, we’ve got programs that the whole family will enjoy.

Educational Webinars

We currently have two webinar series. Our MDC Little Lessons are geared for Pre-K through 2nd grade and cover a variety of animal topics, and the Coastal Connections series teaches people of all ages about restoration and research.

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