Environmental Studies Center 50th Anniversary Fundraiser & Celebration

The Environmental Studies Center is near and dear to the heart of anyone who has attended school in the Martin County School District since 1972.

And now – in celebration of its 50th anniversary – the Environmental Studies Council, the 501(c)(3) that helps to support the Center, is presenting a special Fundraiser & Celebration on April 1, 2023.

The not-to-be-missed soiree commemorating this golden anniversary will take place at the historic and scenic Bay Tree Lodge in Sewall’s Point. Ann & Knight Kiplinger, title sponsors for the event, have graciously donated the use of Bay Tree Lodge as the venue for the celebration. Other interested potential sponsors should note that the top levels provide the chance to participate in a private tour of the property the night before the event, hosted by Mr. Kiplinger.

Event co-chairs Kaija Mayfield and Tricia Rastrelli share that although some details are still in the works, they are certain that former students at – and new friends of – the Environmental Studies Center will want to save the date.

Adult beverages, music, appetizers, buffet dinner and silent auction are already planned, with more exciting surprises on the drawing board.

The Environmental Studies Council was established in 1978 to support, protect and enhance the unique environmental educational programs of the Center, which was established in 1972 as a precious part of the Martin County School System. The Council’s funding supports capital improvements, provides the salary for one full-time teacher and promotes environmental awareness through community education and outreach.

Kindergarteners through seventh-graders visit the Center each year to participate in hands-on field investigations, and students in the Marine and Environmental Science classes of the County’s high schools also use its services. In addition, the Center has a summer camp program that is extremely popular.

Now’s the perfect time to plan to attend the special 50thAnniversary Fundraiser & Celebration to benefit the beloved Environmental Studies Center. Individual tickets go on sale January 1 for $200 per person and increase to $225 on February 1. Tickets can be secured before then through most sponsorship packages that are currently available. Space is limited. Current sponsors include FPL, Wallace Auto Group, Custom Pool and Spa Mechanics, Nic Mader, The “Butterscotts,” Jane Buss, and Ted Glasrud Associates.

To learn more about the event and sponsorship opportunities, contact Kaija Mayfield (772) 285-7261; [email protected] or Tricia Rastrelli (808) 321-1294; [email protected].

Treasure Coast Business is a news service and magazine published in print, via e-newsletter and online at tcbusiness.com by Indian River Media Group. For more information or to report news email [email protected]