Ceramics classes for kids and families in New Smyrna Beach


Jane's is proud to offer a parent and me ceramics class with Maria Santana on Friday July 19, 2019: 10:30-11:30 for children ages 3 – 5. Bring your little ones and create a pinch pot bird together. Playing with mud is great for little hands to gain dexterity and for growing minds to get creative. Your creation will be ready to pick up after 2 weeks. (An adult must accompany children during class) 1 child $15, Additional children $10 each See Janesclay.com to register (pic is in greenware state, finished product will be glaze finished)


Beautiful Birdhouses w/ Maria Santana: Jane's Art center is proud to present a Family Ceramics Class on Saturday July 20, 2019 from 3-4:30 pm for children and adults ages 5+ Children 5-17 $15, Adults 18 + $20 Register at janesclay.com (There must be at least 1 paying and participating adult 18 + per group) Bring your friends and family to make a unique clay project. Following step-by-step instructions adults and children alike will make and paint their very own birdhouse. Your creations will be ready for pick up after 2 weeks. (note: image is in the greenware state, finished piece will be glazed and fired)

Jane's Art Center is located at 199 Downing St in New Smyrna Beach.

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Manatees To Be Featured In MDC’s July Public Lecture


Manatees To Be Featured In MDC’s July Public Lecture

Manatees will be the featured topic at the Marine Discovery Center’s July monthly lecture. These gentle giants are among Florida’s most beloved mammals.

Bill Greer, a marine mammal biologist for Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), will be the guest speaker. Greer will discuss the latest updates and concerns about manatees across the state.

The lecture will be held Thursday, July 18, 2019 starting at 6 p.m., and will be hosted by the Marine Discovery Center, located at 520 Barracuda Boulevard in New Smyrna Beach.

Greer has worked in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Northeast Fisheries Observer Program in data collection and protected-species training, and has served as a research associate with FWC for nearly four years. He currently oversees the Melbourne Beach Marine Mammal Lab, which covers Indian River, Brevard, Osceola, Orange, Seminole, Lake and part of Volusia County.

In his position at FWC, Greer works to rescue injured and sick manatees, as well as to recover and necropsy the deceased animals.

The July lecture is open to the public at no charge and no reservations are required. 

Seating in the center’s Learning Lab is limited and early arrival is recommended.

For more information about the lecture, contact the Marine Discovery Center at 386-428-4828.

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