Oxbow, Manatee Ctr, & Heathcote Partner for Upcycled Costume Workshops

September 27, 2019

Oxbow Partners with the Manatee Center, Heathcote for Upcycled Costume Workshops

Join the Oxbow Eco-Center as staff offers a free Manatee Costume Workshop on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 9:00 AM to noon at the Manatee Observation & Education Center, 480 N Indian River Drive. Participants will be guided through creating a manatee costume from repurposed materials. All ages are welcome and all materials will be provided. This workshop will take place during the Manatee Center’s weekend-long Firefighter Combat Challenge event.

This is one of two costume-making workshops in October leading up to the Procession of the Species on Saturday, October 26th. The second will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Heathcote Botanical Gardens, 210 Savannah Road. These events are designed to inspire citizens to become involved with the Oct. 26 Procession of the Species event, where students, families, artists and musicians parade along the downtown Fort Pierce waterfront masquerading as their favorite wildlife and plant species. The Procession of the Species celebration, in conjunction with the Indian River Lagoon Science Festival, provides all residents the opportunity to celebrate our world’s biological diversity and do something wild.

To register for the Manatee Center workshop on October 5th email or call the Oxbow at 772-785-5833. To register for the Heathcote work on October 19th call 772-464-4672.  For more information about St. Lucie’s Procession of the Species visit

The Oxbow Eco-Center is a St. Lucie County Environmental Learning Center encompassing 225 acres along the St. Lucie River, located at 5400 NE St. James Drive in Port St. Lucie. For more information or our full calendar of events contact the Oxbow at 772-785-5833 or or visit the website at