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MDC Plays Host To Partners In Microplastics Research Project

MDC Plays Host To Partners In Microplastics Research Project

By Lisa D. Mickey The Marine Discovery Center’s Learning Lab was a busy place in January during a four-day microbial analysis workshop that hosted scientists from the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, as well as from the Indian River Lagoon Aquatic...

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MDC March Lecture Explores Microplastics In the IRL

MDC March Lecture Explores Microplastics In the IRL

Microplastics in the Indian River Lagoon18March, 2021When: Thursday, March 18 at 7:00 pm Where: This program is online via Zoom Cost: FREE | Register Now“Microplastics in the Indian River Lagoon” will be the topic of the Marine Discovery Center’s March Monthly Lecture...

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Camp Costa Brings New Features to MDC’s Fishing Camps

Camp Costa Brings New Features to MDC’s Fishing Camps

By Lisa D. MickeyThe Marine Discovery Center’s summer fishing camps have long been a popular activity for young anglers, but this year’s camps will get a noticeable upgrade, thanks to sponsorship by Costa. “Camp Costa – Catch What’s Out There!” will launch in June...

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March Volunteer Spotlight: Chris Jenkins

March Volunteer Spotlight: Chris Jenkins

Chris Jenkins joined the Marine Discovery Center’s corps of volunteers last November, but the retired firefighter/EMT has already made a difference with his various duties at the center. You may find him power-washing out back, or leading guests through the exhibits,...

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Movie by the Marsh: Hoot

Movie by the Marsh: Hoot

WHOOO's up for a night of family fun!?  Marine Discovery Center will feature the fun, family film Hoot, presented by AdventHealth, on Friday, March 5 in the Hunter Amphitheater at MDC. This film is rated PG with a run time of 91 minutes. Join MDC for this feature...

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Billy Rotne Receives MDC’s Conservation Hero Award

Billy Rotne Receives MDC’s Conservation Hero Award

by Lisa D. MickeyVolusia County’s Billy Rotne, a 16-year Indian River Lagoon charter captain and fishing guide, has been honored with the Marine Discovery Center’s biennial Conservation Hero Award for 2020. The nature center had hoped to present its Rhizophora Award...

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February Lecture Explores Horseshoe Crabs and Human Health

February Lecture Explores Horseshoe Crabs and Human Health

Horseshoe Crabs & Human Health18February, 2021When: Thursday, February 18 at 7:00 pm Where: This program is online via Zoom Cost: FREE | Register Now“The Horseshoe Crab and Human Health” will be the topic of the Marine Discovery Center’s February Monthly Lecture...

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February Volunteer Spotlight: Ernie & Kim Massa

February Volunteer Spotlight: Ernie & Kim Massa

Ernie and Kim Massa have been volunteering at the Marine Discovery Center since at least 2010 or 2011. To say they are mainstay volunteers is an understatement. They have helped run MDC information tents, collect shoreline trash, plant seedlings in the restored salt...

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MDC’s 2021 Winter Birding Tours Continue

MDC’s 2021 Winter Birding Tours Continue

Be sure to join the Marine Discovery Center this late winter & early spring if you wish to observe migratory birds passing through Central Florida en route to Arctic nesting grounds. MDC will offer the second of four winter trips this month* out to an active spoil...

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Cinema Under the Stars: Splash!

UPDATE 2/5: Due to the weather forecast, our showing of Splash is being POSTPONED until a date in May. Please check back soon for updates and details!!!  Marine Discovery Center will present the 1984 romantic comedy film Splash in May (date/time TBA) in the...

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