WABASSO ISLAND — The new Discovery Station at the Environmental Learning Center (ELC) has replaced the “wet lab” that was destroyed in the fire two years ago. It features a variety of interactive exhibits illustrating the land and water animals in our habitat, as well as several aquariums, one of which is among the largest in the area. The Discovery Station also houses a “touch tank” containing a variety of living creatures from the lagoon. Volunteer demonstrators will guide you through a hands-on experience with these “critters.”
Visits to the Discovery Station and the touch tank are free and available in November from 10 until noon on Saturdays, from 2 until 4 pm on Sundays and from 11 until 1 pm on Wednesdays. No reservations are necessary.
The Environmental Learning Center is located north of Vero Beach off County Road 510 at the western edge of the Wabasso Bridge. Its 64-acre island campus includes exhibit areas, native plant gardens, picnic facilities, a gift shop and visitor center.
A list of its many field excursions including hikes, boat excursions, nature walks and bird watching can be found at www.DiscoverELC.org.