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Environmental Learning Center

​255 Live Oak Drive
Vero Beach, FL 32963
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Located along Florida’s Indian River Lagoon Scenic Highway, the Environmental Learning Center is a non-profit nature center on a 51-acre island site. Through carefully developed programs and activities for children and adults, the ELC encourages self-discovery and re-discovery of limitless wonders of nature. In an era when hurried living and unbridled growth tend to diminish our senses, the ELC strives, through “hands-on-learning,” to return us to our natural state- that of being fully alert to our surroundings and deeply respectful and appreciative of them.

Discover the wonders of the ELC with: – Island campus with hands-on exhibits and elevated boardwalks for guided nature strolls – Unique eco-excursions, such as family birding trips via pontoon boat, wagon rides in a preserve, and beach walks – Lagoon Nights sleep-over for organized youth groups – Weekly canoe excursions – Gift shop.