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Sharks In Spotlight for MDC’s August Public Lecture

Sharks In Spotlight for MDC’s August Public Lecture

SharksThis lecture is FREE but registration is required. CLICK HERE to register. Sharks have been in the headlines often this summer. Here’s your chance to learn all about the ocean’s apex predators during the Marine Discovery Center’s August Public Lecture Series....

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From MDC Summer Camper to Nature Center Aquarist

From MDC Summer Camper to Nature Center Aquarist

Courtney Schultz was an enthralled young summer camper at the Marine Discovery Center as a child. Summer after summer, she came to camp and participated in all of the on-the-water activities MDC camp kids get to experience. Now 28, Schultz lives in St. Augustine and...

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Giant Ground Sloth Is Focus of July Public Lecture at MDC

Giant Ground Sloth Is Focus of July Public Lecture at MDC

Giant Ground SlothThis lecture is FREE but registration is required. CLICK HERE to register. Fans of fossils will have a unique treat at the Marine Discovery Center’s July Public Lecture when the giant ground sloth is the featured monthly topic. Zach Zacharias, senior...

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Spanish Moss Plays Role in Natural Flora and Fauna

Spanish Moss Plays Role in Natural Flora and Fauna

By Lisa D. Mickey Think of Florida and the Southeast United States and a picture of Spanish moss draped through the boughs of stately live oak trees likely comes to mind. Hanging like hundreds of fibrous gray curtains from tree limbs, Spanish moss (Tillandsia...

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June MDC Lecture Focuses on Arts and Environment

June MDC Lecture Focuses on Arts and Environment

Creating Space for the Sounds of NatureThis lecture is FREE but registration is required. CLICK HERE to register. Eve Payor, director of community programs at the Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA), will be the Marine Discovery Center’s Public Lecture Series guest...

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Carley Metcalf Joins MDC As Education Coordinator

Carley Metcalf Joins MDC As Education Coordinator

Carley Metcalf joined the Marine Discovery Center’s staff as education coordinator this spring. She began working remotely in early April, and then started as an in-person staff member in early May. The Louisiana native brings to MDC a background of working in a...

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MDC’s May Lecture Explores Timucua in Volusia County

MDC’s May Lecture Explores Timucua in Volusia County

Timucua in Volusia County UPDATE: This lecture will now be via Zoom due to our presenter not being able to present in person. You have two options to attend this lecture... 1. Come to MDC and watch the presentation livestreamed in our Learning Lab.2. Register for the...

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Audubon Teams with MDC for Winter Birding Tours

Audubon Teams with MDC for Winter Birding Tours

The Marine Discovery Center launched its Winter Birding Tours in 2019 as an answer to a request from local Audubon chapter members. Local birders wanted a way to view shorebirds and migratory birds en route to their Arctic nesting grounds during the winter months, but...

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FWC’s Annie Roddenberry Reflects on Marsh Restoration

FWC’s Annie Roddenberry Reflects on Marsh Restoration

Annie Morgan Roddenberry has a unique connection to the Marine Discovery Center and its restored salt marsh. Born in Orlando, she grew up in New Smyrna Beach and was a student at the former New Smyrna Beach High School that once sat on the same grounds now occupied by...

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Final MDC Winter Birding Tour Set for April 14

Final MDC Winter Birding Tour Set for April 14

The Marine Discovery Center will wrap up its seasonal Winter Birding Tours on Thursday, April 14. MDC offers four monthly tours during the winter migratory season, providing avian enthusiasts the chance to view these birds here at this time of year. Guests are able to...

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