Science Enrichment Series


Our Science Enrichment Series programs for Spring 2021 have concluded. Please check back as we update our schedule for Fall 2021. Please note that some program descriptions may change as we plan for fall.

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.

sea star in hand

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. 


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.

pregnant seahorse aquaculture at mdc

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.

Currently at MDC masks are strongly suggested (but not required) indoors for anyone who has not received a complete COVID-19 vaccine.

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. 

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