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Inspiring environmental stewardship

We now offer customizable Ecological Field Trips for EVERYONE!
or information and to request a field trip for your school, group, team, class, staff, etc., email, call 772-589-5050 or click link below
For over 30 years the Environmental Learning Center has been educating students in Indian River County with engaging environmental programs contracted through the School District. Thousands of residents have gained hands-on knowledge of the Indian River Lagoon creating memorable experiences that inspires environmental stewardship.
Now everyone can experience what a field trip to ELC is like!  

We have designed a few programs for specific grade levels with teachers in mind but any of these may be customized for any age, grade, or group. If you have an organized group and would like to create a special itinerary of activities for your field trip, please let us know and we will work to make it happen.

Additional charges may apply. 

*In-season: Dec, Jan, Feb, March, April, June, July   I   Off-season: May, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov,  
  Young Explorers, Splash 2 & 3, and Lagoon Days require a minimum of 15 paid participants. 


Young Explorers

PreK - 1st Grade

Explore the Discovery Station aquariums, touch tank, and interactive exhibits. Dip-Netting in the Pond and Sensory Mangrove Marsh Walk.
*$15 in-season/$10 off-season pp

2 Hour Program



2nd - 3rd Grade

Learn about adaptations and food webs while exploring the Discovery Station aquariums, touch tank and interactive exhibits. Dip-Netting in the Pond, Sensory Mangrove Marsh Walk, and Fascinating Florida Reptiles.  
*$20 in-season/$15 off-season pp.

3.5 Hour Program


Lagoon Days

4th - 12th Grade

Rotate through different stations covering components of the diverse IRL ecosystem; Seine Netting, Mangrove Marsh Walk, Canoeing, or Squid Dissection and Plankton Lab. 
*$30 in-season/$25 off-season pp.

3.5 Hour Program




All Ages

Take a private boat excursion;

Pelican Island, Spoil Island Seining, Survivor Island Skills, Sebastian Inlet,

or St. Sebastian River.

Maximum of 16 passengers. 
*$500 in-season I $400 off-season*

2 Hour Program 


Self-Guided Activities

All Ages

Plan a Self-Guided Field Trip at the ELC 
$10 adults/$5 child/under 2 free + equipment rental fee for dip-netting, binoculars, backpacks, etc. 

1 & 2 Hour Program

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All Ages

"Sea to Shore, Florida's Great Outdoors"

Arrange for an ELC educator to come to you with our Outreach Program. 
$100 per hour + $50 travel in county

$100 travel out of county.

1 & 2 Hour Program

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