Earth Enthusiast workshops at ELC

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Combine science, arts and culture and feel more connected to your natural environment! These hour-and-a-half long workshops will explore the trails, waterways and facilities of the ELC to give children ages 7 to 12 hands-on opportunities to interact with their local ecosystems, resulting in a project children can take home. $10 per workshop.

Favorite Fruit Ice Cream

Sunday, August 31 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Have you ever wondered what your favorite fruit would taste like as ice cream? Join us as we find out by making your own!

Climbing Mangrove Tree Crab

Saturday, September 7 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

This design challenge will have us exploring the mangrove ecosystem and the crazy creatures that inhabit its tangled root systems.

Splish, Splash Lagoon Bash!

Saturday, September 14

A full day of fun. Free admission!

Celebrate National Estuary Day, the Indian River Lagoon, and the Environmental Learning Center’s

31st birthday!

Schedule:

Children’s Book Reading & Signing with Leslie Maloney, “Mermaid Meg and the Magic Lagoon” – 10am – 11am

Touch Tank – 10am – 12pm & 2pm – 4pm

Mangrove Tree Crab Activity – 12pm – 2pm

Outdoor Water Activities – 11am – 1pm

EcoTalks Speaker Series – 1pm – 3pm

Walking Tree Brewery Beer Tastings & Mangrove Walk (additional charges apply) – 3pm – 5pm

Walking Shorebird Puppets

Saturday, September 21 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Shorebird physical adaptations and movements are essential to catching their next meal. In this puppet workshop, we will work to recreate their hunting style.

Birdwing Aerodynamics

Saturday, September 28 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Through the assembly of bird-wing gliders, Earth Enthusiasts will explore the difference in wing types and how that helps birds soar, glide and steer.

 

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