BBA Visit to Marine Science Education Center in Mayport

August 05, 2015  •  1 Comment

On Monday, August 3, 2015, the Marine Science Education Center in Mayport hosted our weekly Beaches Business Association (BBA) meeting. Nathan Shoemaker was our gracious host, and he gave us an interesting presentation on the school's history, mission, and successes. We were given free access to the facility including its museum, displays and fish tanks.

I was able to shoot a few photos of the school that was was originally built in 1927 and was known as Ribault Elementary School. It was named after French Explorer Jean Ribault who discovered the area in 1562. It provided the education for all the students in the Mayport Village area until they reached high school age when they then attended Stanton High School. The school then was closed in 1966 because of the building of Mayport Elementary. In 1968 the school was reopened and turned into the Marine Science Education Center with money from a Federal Grant. Three years later it became a part of the Duval County Public School System, where it has hosted many different programs.

Marine Science Education Center, MayportMarine Science Education Center, MayportMarine Science Education Center, Mayport village section of Jacksonville, Florida. The building was originally built in 1927 and was known as Ribault Elementary School. It was named after French Explorer Jean Ribault who discovered the area in 1562. Mayport's Ribault Elementary SchoolMayport's Ribault Elementary SchoolMarine Science Education Center, Mayport village section of Jacksonville, Florida. The building was originally built in 1927 and was known as Ribault Elementary School. It was named after French Explorer Jean Ribault who discovered the area in 1562.

I also got a few shots of the fish in the tanks, although shooting through glass always degrades the quality of the photos. Here are a few-

 

Live tank at Marine Science Education Center, MayportLive tank at Marine Science Education Center, MayportLive tank fish at Marine Science Education Center, Mayport village section of Jacksonville, near Atlantic Beach, Florida. Live tank fish at Marine Science Education CenterLive tank fish at Marine Science Education CenterLive tank fish at Marine Science Education Center, Mayport village section of Jacksonville, near Atlantic Beach, Florida. Live tank fish at Marine Science Education CenterLive tank fish at Marine Science Education CenterLive tank fish at Marine Science Education Center, Mayport village section of Jacksonville, near Atlantic Beach, Florida. Live tank fish at Marine Science Education CenterLive tank fish at Marine Science Education CenterLive tank fish at Marine Science Education Center, Mayport village section of Jacksonville, near Atlantic Beach, Florida. Live tank at Marine Science Education Center, MayportLive tank at Marine Science Education Center, MayportLive tank fish at Marine Science Education Center, Mayport village section of Jacksonville, near Atlantic Beach, Florida. Live tank fish at Marine Science Education CenterLive tank fish at Marine Science Education CenterLive tank fish at Marine Science Education Center, Mayport village section of Jacksonville, near Atlantic Beach, Florida.

 

 

 


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