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Join the Winter Green Celebration at the ELC

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The Environmental Learning Center (ELC) will be hosting its second annual Winter Green Celebration from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2013. This event is for all ages and will include opportunities to participate in a variety of activities related to Indian River County’s natural environment. The highlight of the night will be the opportunity to paddle a canoe through mangrove trails that are decorated with twinkling holiday lights. Guests can also take a stroll through the StoryWalk attraction, a trail lined with pages from a children’s storybook.

Other activities during the Winter Green Celebration include a geocaching treasure hunt, create your own holiday ornament (with recycled items) station and walks through the illuminating native plant garden. The Discovery Station will be open, featuring all of its exhibits, aquariums and the popular Touch Tank. The Gift Shop will also have extended hours and will be open during this event.

The air will be filled with lots of Christmas music. Caroling will be provided by the Osceola Singers from 5:30-6:15 p.m., the Beachland Shark Singers from 6:30-7:15 p.m. and the Sebastian River Middle School Madrigal Choir from 7:30-8 p.m. Santa will also be making an appearance during the event.

Winter Green Night Lights is free with paid general admission of $5 per person, children 12 and under are free and ELC members are free.

This event is to benefit the various environmental education programs offered through the ELC. For more information visit The ELC is located north of Vero Beach just off of CR 510 on the Western end of the Wabasso Bridge.


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