Events & Activities

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 21, 2023:  10:00 am- 1:00 pm
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.

Homeschool Day-  November 27, 2023:  9:00 am- 11:00 am
Sign up event only. Click here to sign up.

Grandparents’ Day-  February 10, 2024:  9:00 am- 12:00 pm
your grandparents/grandchildren and join us at the Center for a day of fun and exploration. We will be celebrating the grand opening of our newly renovated wet-lab!
Click here to learn more.

Afternoon at the Center-  February 13, 2024:  1:30 pm- 3:00 pm
The Center will be open to the public for self-guided tours with staff available for instruction.

ESC Deep Dive Lecture Series-  6:00 pm- February 20, 2024 & February 27, 2024
Join us for Turtle Talks!  Click here to learn more.

2024 51st Annual Fundraiser and Celebration-  April 5, 2024:  6:30- 10:30 pm
Tickets available for sale February 26th at $200 each. Click here for more information.

Spring Celebration-  April 20, 2024:  10:00 am- 1:00 pm
Visit the Center with your family to see what Martin County school children get to experience and learn about on their field trips.

Turtle Walks-  2024 Dates 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 for more.

Youth Driven Cinema, K-12 Environmental Film Festival-  May 1, 2024:  6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
The mission of YDC is to engage the youth of Martin County in community involvement and environmental awareness through the arts and sciences. Click here to learn more.

Summer Day Camp (June and July)-  ESC Camp Registration: March 6, 2024, 8:00 am
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.  Click here for more information.

Other Events:

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.