Summer Camp

Posted on Jun 3, 2014 in Camp, Events, Programs

Just a friendly reminder the Discovery Center Adventure Camp and Outdoor Camp spaces are filling up fast!  If you are planning on joining us again this summer, or are a first time camper,  please register soon to secure your spot.

We’re looking forward to a fun filled, action packed summer!

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Up Scope!

Posted on Mar 5, 2014 in News

Up Scope Schedule for 2013-2014

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Engineering Day

Posted on Mar 5, 2014 in News

E Day 2014 Poster

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Student Photography Contest Workshop

Posted on Feb 14, 2014 in Events, News, Programs

Free Workshop for Student Photography Contest Participants

April 12, 2014
9:30am – 11:30am
The Discovery Center at Tuscawilla Park

Broaden your photography skill set with the Ocala Camera Club at the Discovery Center as you learn:

  1. Why you should move your dial off the AUTO mode
  2. The ABC’s of ISO
  3. Aperture = Creative Control
  4. Does Shutter Speed Matter?

The first 45 minutes of this workshop will be in the classroom and then you will head outdoors to practice what you’ve learned.

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Student Photography Contest

Posted on Feb 14, 2014 in Events, News, Programs

Marion County students, Grades 6 – 12 are invited to submit photographs for entry into the It Starts in Parks, Student Photography Contest. This contest is designed to expose youth to both nature and photography while discovering the important role that parks play in our community. All images must be captured in a city, county, state, or nationally managed park located within Marion County, FL. Images may include a sports event, recreation activity, landscape, nature, and even objects that you might bring or a staged scene: a fashion shoot, dad’s cool car, flag football game, etc. All images will be judged against each other.

Division I – Grades 6 – 8      Division II – Grades 9 – 12
Prizes award to both divisions.


Photographs placing First through Third will be professionally framed and exhibited
at a public City Gallery for 6 months, then returned to the photographer.


Credit - Mark Emery

Credit – Mark Emery

First Place: An on-location photography shoot with Emmy award-winning, National Geographic photographer Mark Emery. You will have the opportunity to learn from a master! Plus a $100.00 gift certificate.

Second Place: $75.00 gift certificate and “Understanding Composition Field Guide: How to See and Photograph Images with Impact” by Bryan Peterson.

Third Place: $50.00 gift certificate and “Understanding Composition…” by Bryan Peterson.

Honorable Mention: $25.00 gift certificate and “Understanding Composition…” by Bryan Peterson.

Credit - Mark Emery

Credit – Mark Emery

Judging will consist of a panel comprised of members of the Ocala Camera Club. Photographs will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, and artistic merit.

May 30, 2014
Judges’ Critique and Awards Ceremony
Discovery Center
6pm – 7pm

All contest participants and their family members are invited to attend.
Light refreshments will be served.

Download Registration Form

Sponsored by:

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OMAC Logo      Ocala Camera Club logo      Discovery New Logo 2010

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Appleton Art for Arbor Day

Posted on Feb 7, 2014 in News

Docent led tours – Thursday, February 13th 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

The Art of Bonsai presentation 11:00 am.

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Molly Manners – Nice is Right, Kool to be Kind and Young Sophisticate Programs

Posted on Jan 30, 2014 in News

We are sorry that these programs have been cancelled due to low registration numbers.
Thank you to those that registered!  We will be offering this program again in the near future.  Please watch our web-site for further information.  Please encourage  your friends and family to join in this  program along with you!


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