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Bird Rookery Islands Cleaned and Ready For Nesting Season

Bird Rookery Islands Cleaned and Ready For Nesting Season

By Lisa D. Mickey Just as it’s an annual rite of spring for the wading birds to begin displaying their breeding plumage on the rookery islands here in New Smyrna Beach, another annual occurrence is a task designed to benefit these amazing creatures. That task has...

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MDC March Lecture Looks At Native Coastal People

MDC March Lecture Looks At Native Coastal People

Living Off the Water: A Look at Florida’s Native Coastal Peoples 21 March, 2019 When: Thursday, March 21 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Where: Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd, NSB, 32169 Cost: FREE The lecture is open to the public at no charge and no reservations are...

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Take a Boat Tour with MDC!

Take a Boat Tour with MDC!

Get to know the Indian River Lagoon with the many boat ecotours offered by the Marine Discovery Center! You're sure to encounter an array of wildlife including dolphins, manatees (seasonal), turtles, fish, and a wide variety of birds while cruising on our comfortable...

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Endangered Sawfish Is MDC’s February Lecture Topic

Endangered Sawfish Is MDC’s February Lecture Topic

Sawfish of Florida: Past, Present, & Future21February, 2019When: Thursday, February 21 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Where: Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd, NSB, 32169 Cost: FREE The lecture is open to the public at no charge and no reservations are...

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35 Days of Love for the Lagoon

35 Days of Love for the Lagoon

35 Days of Love for the Lagoon We all remember the first time watching the bright rays of the sun reach above the horizon to welcome a new day.  Or maybe it’s the first time floating on a boat at twilight while the ripples lap against the hull and the sound of a...

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Annual Paint Out Event To Benefit Marine Discovery Center

Annual Paint Out Event To Benefit Marine Discovery Center

by Lisa D. Mickey NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 21, 2018 – The annual Plein Air Paint Out brings nationally recognized artists to New Smyrna Beach each year to create outdoor paintings from dawn to dusk over a span of a week. This year’s eighth annual event will be...

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MDC Amphitheater Project Nearing Completion

MDC Amphitheater Project Nearing Completion

by Lisa D. MickeyThe sod is down, the frame is up, and MDC’s new amphitheater is set for completion later this month.The thought of adding one more piece of the plan to the center’s overall vision has executive director Chad Truxall optimistic about the future. “There...

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Public Lecture: Coastal Shoreline Surveys

Public Lecture: Coastal Shoreline Surveys

Coastal Shoreline Surveys 15 November, 2018 When: Thursday, November 15 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Where: Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd, NSB, 32169 Cost: FREE The lecture is open to the public at no charge and no reservations are required. Dr. Melinda Donnelly of...

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