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MDC Conservation Focuses on Brazilian Pepper Eradication

MDC Conservation Focuses on Brazilian Pepper Eradication

By Lisa D. Mickey Conservation is always a central focus at Marine Discovery Center, and one of the ways the center helps local residents understand and get involved is through hands-on experience.​Tess Sailor-Tynes, MDC’s Conservation Science Coordinator, has been...

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Bat Presentation Rescheduled for November Lecture

Bat Presentation Rescheduled for November Lecture

Bats The presentation on Florida Bats at the Marine Discovery Center that was postponed in October has been rescheduled for MDC’s November Public Lecture. This lecture is FREE but registration is required. CLICK HERE to register. Ariel Horner of Casselberry will be...

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MDC Summer Campers Learn From “No-Waste Lunches”

MDC Summer Campers Learn From “No-Waste Lunches”

By Lisa D. Mickey Youngsters in the Marine Discovery Center’s summer camp program spent 10 weeks exploring the coastal ecosystem, but they also took a keen interest this summer in learning how to minimize their human impact. That’s because prior to the start of camp,...

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Chatting with the Chads

Chatting with the Chads

Chatting with the ChadsThis lecture is FREE but registration is required. CLICK HERE to register. Sometimes it’s confusing to have the Marine Discovery Center and the Marine Science Center in the same area of coastal Volusia County. Add to that the fact that the...

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Teacher Louise Chapman, MDC Embrace Partnership

Teacher Louise Chapman, MDC Embrace Partnership

Volusia County teacher Louise Chapman has worked hand-in-hand with the Marine Discovery Center since its inception in a partnership that has long proven to be mutually beneficial. As the Environmental STEM Resource Teacher for Project IBIS – a Volusia County science...

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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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