Each year the Council & Center offer educational and community activities that help promote environmental education among both youth and adults. Visit the event pages below to learn more!
Fall Open House – October 23: Visit the Center with your family and see what Martin County school children get to experience and learn on their field trips. Click here to learn more.
Environmental Lecture Series presented by the Tobacco Free Partnership of Martin County: Fun, educational lectures for adults and children in January and February in the Center’s auditorium! Each year the series features speakers who are leaders in their respective field of environmental education. Visit our Lecture Series page for a complete schedule.
Grandparent’s Day Brunch at the Center – February 5: Take your grandparents/grandchildren to the Center for a day of exploring! Click here to learn more.
Fundraising “Brunch With Us” – February: Join us for a brunch for a cause – our annual fundraiser helps support a teacher at the Center, enhancement projects, scholarships and more! Click here to learn more.
Spring Celebration – April 2: Visit the Center with your family and see what Martin County school children get to experience and learn on their field trips. Click here to learn more.
The Great Give: The Great Give is a 24-hour online giving event designed to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in a single day. Every gift made during the 24-hour period will be multiplied by additional dollars from a bonus pool raised by the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. It will take place this year on April 24th (midnight to midnight). Please click here for more information.
Turtle Walks – TBA: The Environmental Studies Council hosts two sea turtle nesting walks at the Environmental Studies Center each summer. Nesting walk dates will be announced in May. Click here to learn more.
Youth Driven Cinema, K-12 Environmental Film Festival
The Environmental Studies Center is excited to present this year’s Youth Driven Cinema (YDC). The mission of YDC is to engage the youth of Martin County in community involvement and environmental awareness through the arts and sciences. To learn more visit www.youthdrivencinema.com
Summer Day Camp (June and July): The Center hosts a popular summer camp program during the months of June and July, where students can participate in seining, fishing, snorkeling, and trips to St. Lucie Inlet State Park, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Bathtub Reef Beach, Dubois Park, and Coral Cove Park. The camps are one-week sessions offered during the months of June and July. You can register here.
Camp W.E.T. (Water – Environment – Technology): This grant-funded program consists of three two-week sessions of active classroom lessons and intense hands-on field investigations. Students are selected by teachers for their enthusiasm for marine science and many receive scholarships from the Council to participate!
Hall of Fame Garden: The Council has honored recently deceased local men and women who were environmentalist who made an impact on our community. A plaque in their honor is added to the Hall of Fame Garden in front of the campus at the Environmental studies Center. The ceremony honoring the individual is held in November, though not every year.