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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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January Volunteer Spotlight: Greta Kenney

January Volunteer Spotlight: Greta Kenney

Greta Kenney has taught, coached and help mold countless young lives for decades. Now, as a volunteer member of the Marine Discovery Center’s board of directors, she is committed to adding her can-do spirit to the center’s future plans and dreams. Read about Greta in...

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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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