Feb 18th E-CAMP!

Feb 18th E-CAMP!

Happy almost Friday everyone! On Monday, February 18th, we had our first E-CAMP of Spring 2019!  The cold weather didn’t bother these tough middle-schoolers, and we had a blast hiking the Shoreline Trail at Lory State Park!  At Lory we learned some very important outdoor skills like Leave No Trace, including how to reduce our […]

Get To Know Our Staff With Updated Staff Bios!

Have you ever wondered about the people working at the ELC?! If you have ever been curious about the ELC staff, whether it’s our favorite ice cream flavors or our hometowns, the “About Us” page on the ELC website is the place for you! New staff biographies are now available for all ELC staff members […]

E-CAMP Night Hike Update!

E-CAMP Night Hike Update!

This past Friday was the long awaited E-CAMP Night Hike! Students had a blast going over skills such as shelter building and how to build a fire. There was a roaring campfire where students enjoyed yummy fire roasted nachos made in tin foil. After properly putting out the fire using Leave No Trace practices, it […]

Getting Fired Up with E-CAMP!

Getting Fired Up with E-CAMP!

On October 19th our E-CAMP students practiced some new outdoor skills out on the ELC property. They used awesome teamwork to build shelters with tarps and their gnarly knot tying skills! They even mastered campfire building despite some harsh wind conditions.   Don’t forget to sign up for our final E-CAMP get together: The Night […]

Coming Soon: Fall 2018 ELC FAN Day!

Coming Soon: Fall 2018 ELC FAN Day!

On November 3rd between 10 am and 1 pm, the ELC will be holding our Families About Nature Day (FAN Day)!  This is a free event where everyone in the family is invited to participate in various activities while walking the one mile trail at the ELC. This year’s activities include making nature masks, floating […]

It’s getting colder, but there is still so much exploring to do outdoors!

It’s getting colder, but there is still so much exploring to do outdoors!

As we enter the chilly months of the year, there are still many ways to get outside and explore! Below is a list of some fun activities to do this fall! Visit a pumpkin patch or apple orchard Play in the leaves – Jump into piles or even make a maze Drink hot cider or […]

Fall has begun at the ELC!

Fall has begun at the ELC!

As we enter October, fall has been in full swing here at the ELC! We started the semester with some wonderful staff training; staff members, new and old, got together for some staff bonding and explored the ELC property together. Since then we have been busy with several programs including a first grade field trip […]

Generation Wild

Still looking for some more activities to do with the family? Check out this list from Generation Wild of 100 things kids should do before they are 12. See if you can check some off this weekend! The List Also be sure to check them out on Facebook!

Challenges at the ELC

The ELC is a wonderful place for all types of folks to visit and connect with nature. However, even in our little paradise, we have some challenges. In this interview by Zoe Shark featuring our staff member, Lauren Hughes, they discuss some of those challenges, and the different ways we overcome them. Check out the […]

Feeling the Love

Happy Late Valentine’s Day Nature Nerds! Today, we are thinking about about how much we still love and appreciate nature, even on these windy days. So don’t forget to go outside and enjoy nature! Come on over to the Environmental Learning Center and get the family outside. Some activities that you and your family can […]