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Florida Weather Myths Focus of September Webinar

Florida Weather Myths Focus of September Webinar

Florida Weather Myths and Safety17September, 2020When: Thursday, September 17 at 7:00 pm Where: This program is online via Zoom Cost: FREE | Register online “Florida Weather Myths and Weather Safety” will be the focus of the Marine Discovery Center’s September online...

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August Volunteer Spotlight: Tanguay Twins

August Volunteer Spotlight: Tanguay Twins

It’s not a stretch to say that twin sisters Lindsey and Brooke Tanguay have grown up at the Marine Discovery Center. Entering their senior year at Spruce Creek High School this fall, the 17-year-olds from Port Orange got their start in MDC’s summer camps as campers...

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Coyotes Are Topic for August Online Public Lecture

Coyotes Are Topic for August Online Public Lecture

Coyotes 20 August, 2020 When: Thursday, August 20 at 7:00 pm Where: This program is online via Zoom Cost: FREE | Register online Coyotes have made their way into cities and neighborhoods around America and coastal Central Florida is no exception. “Coyotes in Florida:...

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July Online Public Lecture Looks at Climate Resilience

July Online Public Lecture Looks at Climate Resilience

Climate Change & Coastal Resilience16July, 2020When: Thursday, July 16 at 7:00 pm Where: This program is online via Zoom Cost: FREE | Register online Stetson University’s Dr. Jason M. Evans will explore the effects of climate change and sea level rise in his July...

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Marine Discovery Center Earns Honors, ANCA Appointment

Marine Discovery Center Earns Honors, ANCA Appointment

Deb Denys reads the Volusia County Proclamation for “Blue Community Consortium Day" by Lisa D. MickeyNews Release NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., July 1, 2020 – The Marine Discovery Center and its leadership have been recent recipients of several honors, awards and a new...

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July Volunteer Spotlight: Bill Arndt

July Volunteer Spotlight: Bill Arndt

MDC volunteer Bill Arndt can do anything. Need someone to help maintain the grounds at the Marine Discovery Center? Give him a weed whacker. Need someone to monitor horseshoe crabs, or work in the oyster program, or back a trailer full of kayaks down to the water?...

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Opinion: Make Your ‘Date With the Beach’ On July 5th

Opinion: Make Your ‘Date With the Beach’ On July 5th

By Lisa D. Mickey Independence Day is a festive time. It’s a mid-year summer month when Americans celebrate our freedom. As a child, I enjoyed 4th of July fireworks, particularly over baseball stadiums after games when the pops, fizzles and booms echoed off the...

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June Online Public Lecture Discusses Blacktip Sharks

June Online Public Lecture Discusses Blacktip Sharks

Blacktip Sharks18June, 2020When: Thursday, June 18 at 7:00 pm Where: This program is online via Zoom Cost: FREE | register online New Smyrna Beach is often called the “shark-bite capital of the world” because surfers frequently encounter sharks while surfing alongside...

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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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