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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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Otters Will Be the Focus of MDC’s April Lecture

Otters Will Be the Focus of MDC’s April Lecture

OttersOtters can be found all around in our creeks, rivers and coastal ecosystem. Learn more about these intriguing mammals during the Marine Discovery Center’s April Public Lecture Series entitled, “Behavior and Health of River Otters in Florida.” Megan Stolen,...

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Fly Fishing Film Tour 2022

Fly Fishing Film Tour 2022

Join Tailer Trash Fly Fishing for the 2022 Fly Fishing Film Tour under the stars at Marine Discovery Center's Hunter Amphitheater. Gates will open at 6:30 to claim tickets, tailgate and socialize. Films begin at 8:30. During intermission a raffle drawing will take...

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Pedego Bike Drawing | Support MDC

Pedego Bike Drawing | Support MDC

Get your chance to win an amazing electric bike from Pedego Electric Bikes AND help support Marine Discovery Center as we celebrate our 25th anniversary year!   Tickets are $20 each or 3 for $50.Winner will be announced on November 17, 2022.   Purchase...

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Gina Holt’s Raptors Help Educate All Ages at MDC

Gina Holt’s Raptors Help Educate All Ages at MDC

Gina Holt and her business, “Wild About Birds,” has been a partner at the Marine Discovery Center and in its educational programs since 2005. The Florida native may be seen educating the center’s youngest campers, as well as adults in the Florida Master Naturalist...

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MDC’s March Lecture Explores Town’s Coastal History

MDC’s March Lecture Explores Town’s Coastal History

NSB Coastal HistoryNew Smyrna has a long and colorful history as a coastal town with a significant estuarine influence – the Indian River Lagoon – that has shaped the town’s growth on many levels. Former Marine Discovery Center staff member and current New Smyrna...

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MDC’s Winter Birding Tours Continue Into March

MDC’s Winter Birding Tours Continue Into March

The Marine Discovery Center’s Winter Birding Tours will continue this month, providing avian enthusiasts an opportunity to observe migratory birds in our area at this time of year. The next trip will take place on Thursday, March 10, starting at 9 a.m. MDC’s Winter...

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