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Lantern Walk & Campfire at ELC

Celebrate the fall season and the end of daylight savings time while experiencing the beauty of twilight in nature. Join this free event at the Environmental Learning Center (ELC) and participate in Tinkergarten's National Walk for families and kids.

This event will take place on November 14th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy an evening walk to embrace the new fall darkness and carry lights of hope into the coming New Year! Nature inspires a sense of wonder and curiosity in children, and the changing of the seasons reminds of us the changing nature of life. Celebrate this time of year by creating lanterns and walking through the twilight of our native Florida habitat.

You can choose to make a lantern at the ELC or bring your own. If you would like to bring your own lantern-making materials, we encourage you to bring tissue paper, a jar, twine and a tea light. Lantern materials are provided with a suggested donation of $5. After the walk, safely distance around the campfire and enjoy s'mores! These treats are available at the ELC for $5 and come in a reusable silicone bag for you to take home.


5:30-6:00 welcome/orientation, lantern making

6:00-6:30 walking around the trails and paths of our lagoon-island campus

6:30-7:30 closing bonfire with s’mores ($5 baggie)

Help us keep our community safe. We ask everyone to wear a mask when you cannot maintain 6 feet of distance between you and the other people outside of your immediate group. Please register for the event so we can properly prepare for the group.

To maintain safe physical distancing, please help us prepare for the night by registering for the event at

The Environmental Learning Center is a 64-acre 501(c)(3) not-for-profit environmental education and nature center. Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower all people to be active stewards of the environment and their own well-being. The ELC is located in Vero Beach at the western base of the Wabasso Bridge and is open seven days a week to serve the community through field trips, camps, year-round programs for youth and adults, nature art displays and more. ELC’s campus includes a 1,500 gallon aquarium and touch tank, butterfly garden, native plant garden, children’s play areas, miles of boardwalks & trails, as well as watersports and pontoon boat eco-ventures that help increase access to nature for people of all ages.

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