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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- As part of its 25th anniversary celebration, the Environmental Learning Center presented the first of two nature book readings, which was hosted by Vero Beach Book Center on March 8.
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres were served along with anecdotes and inspiration that were shared with an enthusiastic audience by artist Rick Kelly and author Camille Yates as they recalled their experiences creating the book, "Treasured Waters."
This compilation of masterful artwork includes interesting facts about the flora and fauna that make up the valued habitats of the magnificent Indian River Lagoon from Ponce Inlet in New Smyrna Beach to the Jupiter Inlet. Books are still available at the Vero Beach Book Center and ELC Gift Shop for purchase.
The Environmental Learning Center is now looking forward to the second nature book reading, which will feature "Gone Fishing," a fishing-themed event for the entire family with local author Tamera Will Wissinger at 6:30 p.m. on April 19.
The upcoming event is sure to be a festive evening as the author shares her insight into creating the story of a nine-year-old boy's day of fishing. Sibling rivalry, the bond between father and son, the excitement and difficulty of fishing, all add up to a day of adventure that any child would want to experience.
Although this book is recommended for ages 6-11, it is enjoyed by all ages. Following a brief introduction, the author will give an interactive presentation on her new book. Children will then be encouraged to participate in fishing related eco-crafts. Books for purchase will be available and guests will have an opportunity to have it signed by the author. Snacks will be provided. Reservations are not required.
"Gone Fishing" will be available at Vero Beach Book Center for purchase.
For more information visit www.DiscoverELC.org.