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Mistletoe Myths and Kisses Abundant During Holiday Season

Mistletoe Myths and Kisses Abundant During Holiday Season

By Lisa D. MickeyIt’s common to spot mistletoe growing in the tops of trees at this time of year throughout Central Florida and the Southeast. If you spy a large green plant clump growing amid the boughs of deciduous trees (trees that lose their leaves during the...

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MDC’s January Lecture Discusses Right Whales

MDC’s January Lecture Discusses Right Whales

Right Whales21January, 2021When: Thursday, January 21 2020 at 7 p.m. Where: Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd, NSB, 32169 Cost: FREE | Register onlineThe Marine Discovery Center will kick off its 2021 Monthly Lecture Series with an annual January update on...

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MDC’s 2021 Winter Birding Tours Begin in January

MDC’s 2021 Winter Birding Tours Begin in January

Avian enthusiasts eager to observe migratory birds passing through Central Florida en route to Arctic nesting grounds can catch a ride with the Marine Discovery Center to an active spoil island, starting on January 14. MDC’s Winter Birding Tours give guests...

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Brazilian Pepper: All Is Not Jolly With “Florida Holly”

Brazilian Pepper: All Is Not Jolly With “Florida Holly”

By Lisa D. MickeyDuring the holiday season here in Florida, you might be tempted to deck the halls with the beautiful red berries from a plant often called “Florida Holly” or the “Christmasberry tree.” But take heed: the plant that bears these bright red berries, the...

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Truths vs. Myths Regarding Recycling in Volusia County

Truths vs. Myths Regarding Recycling in Volusia County

By Lisa D. MickeyThere is a wide range of misinformation circulating on social media and in conversation when it comes to recycling here in Volusia County. One belief is that everything – trash and recycling – is dumped into the same truck and taken to the county...

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December Volunteer Spotlight: Leigh Chegwin

December Volunteer Spotlight: Leigh Chegwin

​It’s always a good thing when a registered nurse volunteers in the Marine Discovery Center’s camps and education programs. Leigh Chegwin spent 48 years as an RN with a specialty in pediatrics and she has volunteered for the last four years in the center’s education...

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Basic Tips For Better Birding

Basic Tips For Better Birding

By Lisa D. Mickey Birds have a way of sending you back to your field guide, especially when winter migrants start soaring into Florida, landing on the pond behind your house and making you wonder exactly which bird you are seeing out your back door. That has been the...

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MDC November Lecture Looks at Lagoon’s Legacy

MDC November Lecture Looks at Lagoon’s Legacy

Legacy of the Lagoon 19 November, 2020 When: Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 pm Where: This program is online via Zoom Cost: FREE | Register online The Marine Discovery Center’s November online lecture will feature one woman’s lifelong experience on the water in her...

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November Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Campbell

November Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Campbell

Linda Campbell has earned her stripes as one of the Marine Discovery Center’s most experienced volunteers. The Ohio native and retired elementary school teacher has volunteered at MDC since 2007. She worked at the Welcome Desk back when the center was housed in two...

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October Volunteer Spotlight: Nic King

October Volunteer Spotlight: Nic King

Nic King got his start in the Marine Discovery Center’s summer camp program as a camper, but he enjoyed his experience so much that when he aged out of the program, he returned as a volunteer camp counselor. Now 17, and a senior at Spruce Creek High School, the Port...

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