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The Marine Discovery Center – “Nature Is Always Open”

A message from MDC’s Executive Director I hope this note finds each of you well, both mentally and physically.  Our lagoon, creeks, and ocean are beautiful this time of the year.  The water is still very clear and the neoprene warmth that accompanies Winter is no longer required.  I know it’s challenging for some of you, but we highly encourage you to get outside and explore … Continue reading The Marine Discovery Center – “Nature Is Always Open”

Sea Squirts

The Sea Squirts Program introduces marine life to children ages 2-5 years. Adults will accompany their children to the program. Activities may include examinations of species both skeletal and alive, arts and crafts, stories, audio visual presentations, and games. Reservations must be made in advance so we can prepare materials for arts and crafts. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance to receive a … Continue reading Sea Squirts

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Page Turner

When you think of a library, you think books. Which is correct…but there is a lot more to it than a pile of books. Don’t get me wrong here. I love books and I prefer them to other reading devices. There is just something about curling up with a good book that a Kindle cannot replace. Your local library has a lot more to offer than you … Continue reading Page Turner

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City of Ormond Beach Receives State Recognition for Two Programs

The city received state recognition at the annual Florida Festival and Events Conference in Naples, Florida, for two of its programs. With over 500 applications and only 50 award winners, the Enviro Camp placed first in the category of Educational Programs. Originally a four-week summer camp program for children ages seven to 10, Enviro Camp has grown in popularity and now runs for eight weeks … Continue reading City of Ormond Beach Receives State Recognition for Two Programs

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Port Orange Residents Can Get Local Insight at “University”

Citizens Academy –Port Orange University The city is proud to offer the citizens’ academy, “Port Orange University,” for the third year, beginning on Monday, August 19, which provides citizens a greater insight into the various services and functions of city government. Representatives from each of the city departments will instruct on a topic each week. The class is FREE, but limited to the first 25 … Continue reading Port Orange Residents Can Get Local Insight at “University”