Science Enrichment Series

Elementary and Middle School

This program is a one-hour science class for students ages 6-10 and 11-14 to gain hands-on experience and knowledge about our coastal ecosystems. Cost is $10 per person for each session.

Classes will be held on the following Tuesdays
from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

January 5
February 2
March 2
April 6
May 4

To register…
Download our Education Program Registration Form and use the booking buttons below

Elementary Science Series
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Middle School Science Series
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High School

This program is designed to enhance a homeschool marine biology curriculum for students ages 14-18. This series includes two boat trips, a kayak trip, five dissections and more. Cost is $25 per person for each session. 

Classes will be held on the following Wednesdays
from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

January 6
February 3
March 3
April 7
May 5

To register…
Download our Education Program Registration Form and

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This program will give students aged 12-18 an introductory understanding of the basic principles of aquaculture, including systems, water quality and nutrition. The program will consist of a series of lessons followed by opportunities to conduct hands-on activities associated with the aquaculture and husbandry of the animals here at MDC.
Cost is $135 for MDC members and $150 for non-members for the entire series.

The spring 2021 program is already in session. Check back for updates on future programs.

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For questions or additional information
, please contact Michelle West at 386.428.3310/386.428.4828 or
In addition to our science series, we also offer Home School Field Trips throughout the year.

Registrations and payment are required in advance.

Listed below are the policies and procedures being implemented due to COVID-19:

Personal Protection : Requiring all staff, volunteers, visitors and student participants to wear a face covering during their program (except when eating, swimming or exercising). Please send your child with a sun buff or mask to wear during their education program.

Social Distancing : Physical distance of at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people will be encouraged throughout the education program.

Time Outdoors : Increased time outdoors. Please prepare your student to spend time in the Florida outdoors (rash guards, sun buffs/neck gaiters, sunglasses and hats) in order to protect your child from the sun. Participants should also bring a reusable water bottle.

Parent Drop Off/Pick Up : Implementing a parent drop off/pick up carline to limit the number of people in the building. More details and instructions will be emailed to you prior to the program.

Supplies : Supplies will be divided and assigned to each student (crayons, markers, scissors, glue, etc.) to use while they attend their education program.

Hand Washing : Hand washing for staff, volunteers and participants throughout the program for 20 seconds with soap and water. Please remind your child about the importance of washing hands, not touching their face and keeping their hands to themselves in order to reduce the possibility of spreading germs.

Cleaning : Cleaning and sanitizing indoor space and supplies multiple times a day.

Temperature Checks : Upon arrival, a MDC staff member will conduct a temperature check. If your child’s temperature is above 100.5 degrees Fahrenheit they will be retested a second time. If they test high a second time, they will be asked to go home and schedule a visit with a primary care physician. Note: All MDC staff and volunteers will also be required to have a daily temperature check.

Health Screening : A health screening must be completed and returned prior to your child’s education program. Please keep your child home if they are not feeling well.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in keeping our staff, volunteers, and your children/grandchildren safe and healthy while they are attending a MDC Education Program!

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