Science Enrichment Series


These science classes are designed to supplement a homeschool curriculum and include a variety of fun and fascinating hands-on activities!

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Elementary School

This program is a one-hour science class for students ages 6-10 to gain hands-on experience and knowledge about our coastal ecosystems. 

Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Cost is $10 per child for each session.

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September 7 • Ecosystems
October 5 • Human Impact & Conservation
November 2 • Adaptations
December 7 • Water Cycle
January 4 • Food Chain
February 1 • Biodiversity
March 1 • Plants/Mangroves
April 5 • Reptiles
May 3 • Predator/Prey

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Middle & High School

​This program is designed to enhance a homeschool marine biology curriculum for students ages 11-16. This series includes boat trips, a kayak trip, dissections and more.

Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Cost is $25 per child for each session.

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September 1 • Invertebrates | kayak
October 6 • Invertebrates | boat
November 3 • Invertebrates | dissections
December 1 • Birds | kayak
January 5 • Water Quality & Plankton
February 2 • Taxonomy
March 2 • Cartilaginous Fish | dissections
April 6 • Vertebrates | dissections
May 4 • Vertebrates | boat

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For questions or additional information
, please contact Tessa Barnard 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. Minimum of 6 children for session to occur.

Currently MDC asks that all vaccinated and non-vaccinated people wear masks when inside our facility.

In an effort to minimize illness during your child’s education program, we ask that you check on the health of your child daily prior to their scheduled program and notify us if they will not be able to attend. Please discuss proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette with your child. 

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