Reservations Required: Call (772) 589-5050 or email Reservations@DiscoverELC.org
Summer Ecology Adventures for 8th - 12th Graders
Date: June 10, 2012 · Time: 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
WILD WATERS: For students ENTERING 8th
through 12th grade
Session C: Sunday June 23 (drop off at noon) – Thursday June 27 (pick up noon)
Fee: $395/child ~ $385/ELC member
To Register, call (772) 589-5050
It’s all about water when we spend 5 days and 4 nights discovering our local wild waters.
Day 1 Prompt drop off at noon. We launch kayaks from Wabasso Causeway to paddle into our nation’s very first National Wildlife Refuge. A stop on Paul’s Island for exploration and water play, then on to Pelican Island. At our first base camp (a private spoil island) it’s all hands on deck for base camp set up, homemade dinner, night time paddle, and a wild, manhunt!
Day 2 We’ll give the lagoon a hand by working with FL Department of Environmental Protection on an island restoration project. Take a swim to cool off, and then catch up with sea turtle biologists. Dinner by campfire with s’mores for dessert.
Day 3 We paddle up the St. Sebastian River to Donald MacDonald campground, our new base camp. Then a passenger van drives us to the Barrier Island Center for a turtle walk. The bioluminescence is usually spectacular.
Day 4 Today we head by van down to Stuart to spend most of the day snorkeling at Bath Tub Beach. Then we’ll visit the FL Oceanographic Coastal Center to feed sting rays and check out popular game fish up close. Upon our return to camp, we’ll have pizza at Sharky’s Restaurant in Ft. Pierce.
Day 5 Ends our camp with a short morning paddle on the South Prong of the St Sebastian River. Prompt pick up at noon.
Fee includes all gear (except bedding) – kayak, tent, cast net, seine net, mask, snorkel. Plus ground transportation, entrance fees to FL Oceanographic, campground and turtle walk fees. Also all meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Meals are fresh, well balanced, cooked directly at camp site with plenty of fruits, veggies, grains and proteins. We use local and organic where possible.
Program led by ELC Education Director and an adult chaperone.
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