Family Bonding at MDC Includes Making Volcanoes Together

Family Bonding at MDC Includes Making Volcanoes Together

By Lisa D. Mickey At Marine Discovery Center, they are affectionately called “the Volcano family.” And for good reason. That’s because the pursuit of a family activity at MDC turned into a family passion to create the non-plastic material utilized by MDC’s...
Patty Walker Brings 30 Years of Teaching Experience to MDC

Patty Walker Brings 30 Years of Teaching Experience to MDC

Patty McClanahan Walker was born in Virginia, grew up in Eastern Kentucky and ended up in Florida, where she taught elementary school for 30 years. Walker was the 2011 Osceola School District Teacher of the Year and the 2008 Bellalago Academy “Just Read Florida!...
December Volunteer Spotlight: Carla Collins

December Volunteer Spotlight: Carla Collins

Marine Discovery Center volunteer Carla Collins, a Ph.D., spent her career working in educational research. Now retired, you can find Carla greeting guests at MDC’s Welcome Desk on the weekends or volunteering for other needs at the center. She grew up in rural...
November Volunteer Spotlight: Emma Eagney

November Volunteer Spotlight: Emma Eagney

Sometimes she’s pushing around very large barrels of water or you might see Marine Discovery Center aquarist intern Emma Eagney feeding the animals in our tanks. It’s all a part of the job for this senior University of Central Florida environmental science major. And...
October Volunteer Spotlight: Dick Clement

October Volunteer Spotlight: Dick Clement

The first thing you will notice about Marine Discovery Center volunteer Dick Clement is the sparkle in his eye, the spring in his step and the ageless energy of this smiling octogenarian. The 6-foot-1 New Englander moved to Port Orange, Fla., last December and quickly...
September Volunteer Spotlight: Fielding Cooley

September Volunteer Spotlight: Fielding Cooley

Fielding Cooley has worn many hats over the years along the way of his extremely diverse career path – including helping develop early protocols for organic farming in California, operating an Oregon sheep ranch, writing grants for childcare centers, setting up...