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Specialty Boat Tours Ramp Up at MDC

Specialty Boat Tours Ramp Up at MDC

Marine Discovery Center prides itself on offering quality boat and kayak ecotours - led by certified Florida Coastal and Mater Naturalists - that introduce locals and visitors to the amazing ecosystem that is the Indian River Lagoon. In addition to our regular tour...

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November Volunteer Spotlight: Holly Perpall and Cheryl Hood

November Volunteer Spotlight: Holly Perpall and Cheryl Hood

If it requires getting dirty, wet, sweaty or coming nearly face to face with nature, you can count on Marine Discovery Center volunteers Cheryl Hood and Holly Perpall to be right there in the mix. You might even see them in the MDC tent engaging with the public at...

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Wild Turkeys Featured In November Public Lecture

Wild Turkeys Featured In November Public Lecture

Florida's Wild Turkeys 21 NOVEMBER 2019 When: Thursday, November 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 required. Wild turkeys will be the...

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Free Artists Demonstrations Offered During Plein Air Paint Out

Free Artists Demonstrations Offered During Plein Air Paint Out

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., Sept. 25, 2019 – A series of free artist demonstrations will be offered to the public during the ninth annual Plein Air Paint Out. Set for Oct. 19-26, the public will have an opportunity to observe top artists at work and to learn artistic...

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October Volunteer Spotlight: Phil Clarke

October Volunteer Spotlight: Phil Clarke

Illinois native Phil Clarke is that smiling gentleman who may be spotted leading the children in the Marine Discovery Center’s summer camps to various activities. And after retiring from a successful career in business that kept him on planes for more than 30 years...

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Sea Turtle Nesting Is Focus Of October Public Lecture

Sea Turtle Nesting Is Focus Of October Public Lecture

Sea Turtles17OCTOBER 2019When: Thursday, October 17 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 required.The 2019 sea turtle nesting season in...

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New Smyrna’s Annual Plein Air Paint Out Set for October 20-26

New Smyrna’s Annual Plein Air Paint Out Set for October 20-26

by Lisa D. Mickey The annual Plein Air Paint Out will once again bring outdoor enthusiasts and art lovers to the Marine Discovery Center and The Artists’ Workshop for a weeklong celebration of outdoor painting in New Smyrna Beach. This year’s ninth annual event will...

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September Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Minton

September Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Minton

Linda Ellison Minton grew up in New Smyrna Beach and has volunteered at the Marine Discovery Center since 2013. She has a deep history in this town and loves talking about the things she remembers, the things she has learned and even her own personal discoveries in...

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MDC’s September Public Lecture Looks At Butterflies

MDC’s September Public Lecture Looks At Butterflies

Butterflies 19 SEPTEMBER 2019 When: Thursday, September 19, 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 required. Butterflies will be the featured...

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August Volunteer Spotlight: Sharon Wills

August Volunteer Spotlight: Sharon Wills

Sharon Wills brings a wealth of experience from the business world to the Marine Discovery Center, where she has volunteered for eight years. She spent more than 25 years in business using organizational and administrative skills that she has shared at MDC. Sharon is...

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