The Martin County School District Environmental Studies Center is pleased to announce the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of its newly renovated Wet Lab. Made possible by a generous $100,000 donation from Impact100 Martin, the renovation represents a significant enhancement to the Center's educational resources and facilities.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on February 10, 2024 at 9:00 AM at the Environmental Studies Center located at 2900 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach, 34957.
Local leaders, community members, educators, and students are invited to attend and witness the unveiling of this transformative project.
Highlights of the renovation include but are not limited to:
- New Air Conditioning and Plumbing
- New Water Tanks
- Updated Composite Wood
- Revitalization of the Terrazzo Floor
- New Signage
- New Interactive Exhibits
- New Octopus Tank
"This grant has completely transformed the hands-on learning experience at the Environmental Studies Center," said Valerie Gaynor, Coordinator, Environmental Studies Center. We are incredibly grateful for the opportunity it has given us to make a lifelong environmental impact on the students of Martin County."
About The Environmental Studies Center (ESC)
The Environmental Studies Center serves a variety of students each year. Students in kindergarten through seventh grade classes visit the Center each year to participate in hands-on field investigations. The ESC also serves high school Marine and Environmental Science classes. Students explore the Indian River Lagoon, Hutchinson Island beaches, mangrove communities, freshwater ponds and wetlands. The Center is home to a wide variety of fish and reptiles, including a loggerhead sea turtle and alligators.
About Martin County School District (MCSD)
Located on Florida's Treasure Coast, the Martin County School District (MCSD) offers an array of opportunities for students based on their unique interests, needs and passions. MCSD maintains robust academic standards, renowned arts and athletics programs, and numerous career and technical education opportunities. Students benefit from the District's many partnerships with business and community organizations, as well as character development, environmental stewardship and civic leadership programs. The mission of MCSD is to educate all students for success.