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Maggy saw a need for environmental education in Indian River County, not only for the public school system but also for the general public. In 1987, the Indian River County Commission agreed to lease public land where the facility would be built, only if the ELC would raise funding to operate the center for the public's use.  The ELC later facilitated their relationship with the Indian River County School District. The School Board agreed to send elementary school students to the ELC once it was operational. She helped found the ELC in 1988 and served on the official board for two terms.

Her greatest interest at the ELC was Environmental Education. She thought that children learned better through hands-on, feet-wet activities and was passionate about fostering a child's care for the environment. When she passed, the ELC created the Maggy Bowman Scholarship Fund to provide financial assistance to those who wanted to attend educational programs and summer camps.

Individual Scholarship Application

Group Scholarship Application

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