The Environmental Studies Council, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, was
established in 1978 to support, protect and enhance the unique environmental
educational programs of the Environmental Studies Center. The Council
promotes and extends environmental awareness through community education.
If you live in Martin County, FL, chances are you or your child has attended the
Environmental Studies Center, located on Indian River Drive in Jensen Beach. The
Center provides a science-based, hands-on environmental education curriculum to
students in Martin County schools. During school hours, the center is also open for
free visits by the public interested in touring our aquariums, shark tank, turtle tank,
classrooms, Joey the Alligator and butterfly garden. Our popular summer camps and Mars Lecture Series also helps encourage stewardship in our beautiful natural environment by our community's children and adults.
We are blessed to live in Martin County, with its estuaries, beaches and preserved
areas -- we hope through education that our natural resources will be pristine for
our children and grandchildren. The Environmental Studies Council is supported
through generous donations from local residents interested in keeping
environmental education available to all Martin County children. To learn
more, please call the center at (772) 334-4643.
The Council supports the Center through community stewardship
and various community-based fund raising and educational activities.
• Educational and operational support of the Center
• Summer Camp Scholarships
• College Scholarships for Environmental Studies
• MARS Environmental Lecture Series
• Turtle Walks
• Pre-K Tours
• Community and Educational Programs including private lectures available for groups and clubs!