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Environmental Studies Council announces Evening on the River

Environmental Studies Council announces Evening on the River

Evening on the River

The Environmental Studies Council announces an Evening on the River, a fundraising gala to be held at the private residence of Marcia & Gary Hendry.

The event will take place on Fri., March 31 from 6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. It features dinner by Southern Table, live entertainment with the Nouveaux Honkies, drinks, dancing, a silent auction and more.  Kari Polhemus and Brinley Johnson are co-chairing the not-to-be-missed event.

“Our Evening on the River is a night to celebrate the past works of the Environmental Studies Council and the bright future that awaits us,” said Johnson.  “It will be a night to celebrate the council’s mission of environmental stewardship and education – and what better setting to do that than a night on the beloved St. Lucie River!”

To benefit the Environmental Studies Council

Funds raised at Evening on the River will benefit the Environmental Studies Council. It is a non-profit organization established to support the much-loved Environmental Studies Center.  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 the aquariums, shark tank, sea turtle exhibit, classrooms, Joey the Alligator, and the butterfly garden.

Each year the Environmental Studies Council provides funding for:

  • college scholarships
  • a teaching position at the Center
  • educational outreach programs
  • new exhibits at the Center and much more.

Most recently, the Council raised funds for the Center’s new sea turtle exhibit.  They secured funding from the Save the Sea Turtles Foundation to restore the River Scout boat.

Guests are encouraged to scoop up their tickets early at  Tickets are $150 per person and are likely to sell out fast.  Come out and support the much-loved Environmental Studies Center and environmental education in Martin County on March 31!

Photo ID: Committee Co-Chairs Brinley Johnson and Kari Polhemus are hard at work planning Evening on the River to benefit the Environmental Studies Council

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