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June Online Public Lecture Discusses Blacktip Sharks

June Online Public Lecture Discusses Blacktip Sharks

Blacktip Sharks 18 June, 2020 When: Thursday, June 18 at 7:00 pm Where: This program is online via Zoom Cost: FREE | registration info coming soon New Smyrna Beach is often called the “shark-bite capital of the world” because surfers frequently encounter sharks while...

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MDC Presents Cinema Under the Stars in Your Cars

MDC Presents Cinema Under the Stars in Your Cars

Bring your loved ones, park your car, and get ready for a night of family fun!! MDC will be hosting Cinema Under The Stars In Your Cars on Friday May 29th! Our feature film will be Dolphin Tale, the story of Winter the dolphin who lost her real tail and gained a...

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Online May Public Lecture Features MDC Bird Walks

Online May Public Lecture Features MDC Bird Walks

Bird Walks at MDC 21 May, 2020 When: Thursday, May 21st at 7:00 pm Where: This program is online via Zoom Cost: FREE | register online Avian enthusiast Don Chalfant has led bird walks with the public during the winter months for 12 years and will discuss this year’s...

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Florida Master Naturalist Program Class Goes Completely Online

Florida Master Naturalist Program Class Goes Completely Online

by Lisa D. Mickey COVID-19 changed many things when it swept through North America this spring. At the Marine Discovery Center, the threat of the virus closed the doors, canceled eco-tours, educational programs, public lectures and threatened to cancel or alter MDC’s...

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April Volunteer Spotlight: MaryAnne West

April Volunteer Spotlight: MaryAnne West

MaryAnne West is that happy-faced volunteer you might find baiting hooks for kids in summer fishing camps or encouraging youngsters on the 203 stairsteps winding up the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse during camp and education outings. You might even see her working at the...

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Soundscape Project Serves As Reminder To Listen To Nature

Soundscape Project Serves As Reminder To Listen To Nature

By Lisa D. Mickey The spring of 2020 may forever be remembered as a season of fear and change when the Corona-19 virus roared across the globe in pandemic fashion and impacted many lives along the way. Businesses and schools closed their doors around the world, which...

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March Volunteer Spotlight: Maia Leibowitz

March Volunteer Spotlight: Maia Leibowitz

If you are ever at the Marine Discovery Center on a Wednesday afternoon, Maia Leibowitz will be the volunteer answering the phone, ringing up purchases and checking in guests for afternoon boat tours. She’s been doing that since 2014, making the native New Yorker one...

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MDC Offers Two New Boat Tours For Up-Close Exploration

MDC Offers Two New Boat Tours For Up-Close Exploration

​Guests on the Marine Discovery Center’s boat tours will enjoy two new offerings this year designed to provide deeper understanding of the diversity of the Indian River Lagoon’s marine species, as well as its challenges.​ The new two-hour boat tours include the...

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MDC March Lecture: Postponed

MDC March Lecture: Postponed

Indian River Legacy19March, 2020When: Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 7:00 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.*This lecture has been postponed, but...

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