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Our Present

Our Mission is to educate, inspire and empower all people to be active stewards of the environment and their own well-being.


The ELC is an attractive destination for people of all ages to frequently return to for adventure, learning, and wellness.  Our visitors will experience and appreciate the benefits of immersion in nature, understand the value of a healthy environment, and be inspired to create a sustainable world.  


Our Future

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Reinventing Our Nature Center

The ELC envisions a world where all individuals of all walks of life and in all places – urban, suburban, rural – living nearby our Indian River Lagoon or far away – are healthy, happy, scientifically literate, informed citizens, deeply connected with their local environment.

ELC’s goal – through participatory, immersive, nature-based experiences accessible to all – is to deepen the human connection with and understanding of other species on our precious planet, so that all humanity can live in harmony with the rest of our natural world.​

Our Past