Each year the 4 th grade students of Indian River County School District, plus a few students from non-county schools, come to the Environmental Learning Center (ELC) for an exciting day of outdoor exploration of the Indian River Lagoon. This engaging and fun adventure is called Lagoon Days.
The theme for Lagoon Days is Interconnections. Students will rotate through five stations, learning about different components of the Indian River Lagoon ecosystem. All activities are designed to illustrate how everything in the natural world fits together, interacts, and is interconnected; just like the pieces in a jigsaw puzzle! Hands-on learning outdoors is the best way to understand what’s going on in the natural world!
ELC staff and dedicated volunteers from the community are at the stations - over 200 job slots must be filled in order for Lagoon Days to run each year! Through their involvement in the program, volunteers not only teach the interconnections of plant and animal communities, but also demonstrate that great things are accomplished through the interaction of individuals in the human community.
- Outdoor Recreation
- Child Development
- Math / Science Instruction
- Teaching / Instruction
- Water Recreation
Good Match For
Kids People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 16
- One whole day - from 9:00am - 2:45pm
- A good attitude, fun personality, willingness to work with children, and able to be outside all day.