April is PACKED with MRC Events!

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It’s a busy month at MRC this April: Earth Day Celebrations, Social Fundraisers, Learning Seminars, Yoga Class and more.

Come on out, have some fun, meet great people, and help Save the IRL!


Learning Seminar and Social Fundraiser for Center for Coastal StudiesLearning Seminar and Social Fundraiser for Center for Coastal Studies

Monday, April 16
6:00 pm–8 pm
Ted Moorhead Lagoon House
3275 Dixie Hwy NE
Palm Bay, FL 32905

The Marine Resources Council is proud to kick off our Earth Day week celebration by hosting an educational seminar and social fundraiser with the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS).

Join us Monday April 16, at the MRC Ted Moorhead Lagoon House for a chance to meet CCS Founder Dr. Charles “Stormy” Mayo, President and CEO Richard Delaney, and Coastal Geologist Director Mark Borrelli, Ph.D.

This evening event features two educational seminars with Q&A sessions, as well as a meet and greet social with light snacks and refreshments.

*This is a fundraising event for the Center for Coastal Studies.

Event is free, attendees must register.

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How Can Unmanned Systems Help Save and Protect the IRLNASA Earth Day and 60 Year Anniversary Celebration

Hosted by Marine Resources Council
Tuesday, April 17
10 am–4 pm
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
SR 405, Titusville, Florida 32899

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How Can Unmanned Systems Help Save and Protect the IRLHow Can Unmanned Systems Help Save and Protect the IRL

Wednesday, April 18
5:30pm–7:30pm

MRC Ted Moorhead Lagoon House
3275 Dixie Hwy NE
Palm Bay, FL 32905
Contact: (321) 725-7775

Join MRC and the AUVSI Space Coast Chapter for an educational and social mixer: How unmanned systems can be utilized in the effort to save and protect the Indian River Lagoon.

Fee: Free

Event Features
Social Hour: light food and refreshments
3 Educational Speakers:
MRC Executive Director Dr. Leesa Souto, Ph.D., will speak on the current health report of the Indian River Lagoon and present the question, “Will the local unmanned systems technology industries help save our lagoon?”
AUVSI Space Coast Satellite Chapter President Todd Hillhouse will speak on the use of unmanned systems technology to collect data in support of lagoon restoration and wildlife conservation efforts.
Nexutech, LLC. Senior Vice President John Lambert will lead an interactive discussion of event attendees, with the goal of establishing programs and processes to mobilize local unmanned systems resources (both aircraft and surface vehicles) to support MRC lagoon science and restoration efforts.
Sign up to volunteer your drone services and expertise to help save and protect our lagoon!
Become a member of AUVSI Space Coast Chapter and Marine Resources Council.

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Earth Day Sip-n-StrollEarth Day Sip-n-Stroll

Hosted by Marine Resources Council and Rockledge Gardens
Friday, April 20
6:00–8:00 pm

Rockledge Gardens
2153 U.S. 1
Rockledge, Florida 32955
Celebrate Earth Day in the Gardens! Enjoy music, complimentary cocktails, food trucks, special discounts, and get to know the folks helping to save our lagoon with the Marine Resources Council! In an effort to make this event as earth-friendly as possible, we ask that you bring your own reusable cup. If you don’t bring one, mason jars will be available for $2 each. All proceeds from mason jars and raffle ticket sales go to the Marine Resources Council!

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Marine Resources Council's Earth Day CelebrationMarine Resources Council’s Earth Day Celebration

April 21, 2018
9 am–2:30 pm

Ted Moorhead Lagoon House
3275 Dixie Hwy NE
Palm Bay, FL 32905

Admission is free

Join the MRC for a day of Lagoon learning and giving in celebration of Earth Day! The day will be filled with fun educational talks on current Lagoon restoration efforts and projects, as well as hands-on activities that allow you to give back to the Lagoon. All topped off with a tasty lunch catered by Coastal Crab Co. and live Caribbean music throughout!

The day’s lineup consists of:

9:00–10:45 am: Shoreline Cleanup
It can’t be Earth Day without a good old trash cleanup, right?

10:00 am: Rain Barrel Workshop
Head over to the Rain Barrel Station to learn how to create your very own Rain Barrel that can help reduce up to 50,000 gallons of stormwater from entering the Lagoon! This workshop is free to audit, but there is a $55 dollar fee to construct and take home a barrel.

11:00 am: Presentation — Dr. John Windsor
Dr. Windsor will be kicking off their expert lineup with a presentation on the Citizen Oversight Committee for the Save our Lagoon Project Plan.

11:45 am: Presentation — Bill Cox
Bill will be filling us in on local U.S Coast Guard initiatives and how they impact research of Right Whale populations.

12:15 pm: Lunch breakcue the shrimps!

12:45 pm: Presentation — Dr. Leesa Souto
Dr. Souto will be updating us on the State of the Indian River Lagoon Report Card… due out early this summer.

1:30 pm: Presentation — MRC Staff
MRC staff will give you updates on current project and how you can get involved to make a positive impact on the Lagoon.

This event is free for all to join, so come on down and make this Earth Day a great one! Take part in this hands-on event for the whole family, and learn from the experts what you can do to further your positive impact.

Join us in Turning Science into Action!

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Yoga at the Lagoon HouseYoga at the Lagoon House

Saturday, April 28
11 am–12 pm

Ted Moorhead Lagoon House
3275 Dixie Hwy NE
Palm Bay, FL 32905

Calling all yogis and Lagoon-lovers! Join us for some sun salutations over at the Lagoon House. Carlos Vargas, from Florida Yoga Company, will be teaching a vinyasa flow style yoga class, suitable for individuals at all levels; beginners, intermediate and advanced. The proceeds will be donated to the Marine Resources Council to be used in restoration efforts along the Indian River Lagoon. Bring your mat, a towel or a blanket to practice on and some water to hydrate. See you there!

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