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Lizards of Florida
Lizards of Florida Fri, Aug 14, 2020 Lizards, geckos, and skinks can be found all over Florida. Florida is home to 15 native lizard species and 34 exotic species. The native lizards can be found in upland habitats, like hot, dry scrubs or pine flatwoods. Nonnative lizards can be found t... Read More

We Persevere
We Persevere Mon, Jul 27, 2020 A new scientist is about to start exploring the solar system.  While it doesn’t have any life signs of its own, it will be searching for the faintest hints of once-living material in our next door neighbor planet Mars.  The Mars 2020 Rover, now offic... Read More

Comets: Natures Cosmic Quandaries
Comets: Natures Cosmic Quandaries Wed, Jul 22, 2020 When you stare at the sky on any given night, many are hopeful to spot something spectacular, or strange, or even surprising. If you consult any astronomer or avid stargazer, they will tell you the sky always has an abundance of celestial wonders to ... Read More

Florida's Allure for the 19th Century Florida Landscape Artist
Florida's Allure for the 19th Century Florida Landscape Artist Wed, Jul 08, 2020 After the end of the American Civil War, industry and trade flourished creating vast fortunes. The era from 1865 to 1900 became known as the Gilded Age, and Florida became a winter destination for wealthy travelers and adventurers. For most, the jour... Read More

Keep an Eye on the Sky for Meteor Watch Day
Keep an Eye on the Sky for Meteor Watch Day Mon, Jun 29, 2020 By Nicole Baird, Planetarium Educator Have you ever noticed a brief flash of light in the night sky and made a wish on a falling star? If so, then you have seen a meteor! Often called “shooting stars," meteors are pieces of rock or ice that fa... Read More

A MOAS Micro-Wedding
A MOAS Micro-Wedding Fri, Jun 26, 2020 Love really does shine through, even in the wake of COVID-19 related wedding postponements and cancellations. Lyndsey and Landon had to alter their initial wedding vision, but with the help of generous wedding professionals and technology on their si... Read More

An Interview with Painter, Robert Ross
An Interview with Painter, Robert Ross Wed, Jun 24, 2020 A Q&A between Ruth Grim, Chief Curator and Gary R. Libby Curator of Art at the Museum of Arts & Sciences and painter, Robert Ross who is featured in the exhibition, Unique Perspectives: Paintings by Robert Ross on display May 18, 2020 through August ... Read More

A Treasure from Art Storage
A Treasure from Art Storage Fri, Jun 12, 2020 In surveying the racks of paintings in the Museum of Arts and Sciences’ art storage a while back looking for works to include in a possible exhibition on landscape art, I came across a medium-sized scene of a river view focused on a mill in the backg... Read More

Happy National Hiking Day
Happy National Hiking Day Sat, Jun 06, 2020 Volusia county and the surrounding areas offer a great chance to get out on the trails, whether it is for a day hike or a weekend backpacking. For National Hiking Day we are providing some of our favorite places to hike and explore Florida’s unique a... Read More

Time for Nature
Time for Nature Fri, Jun 05, 2020 World Environment Day was created in 1972 during the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. This day calls for action from individuals, businesses, local and federal governments, and other organizations to address environmental issues - cover... Read More

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