"Teaching children about the natural world should be treated as one of the most important events in their lives."Thomas Berry

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About Educating Children Outdoors

Welcome to Educating Children Outdoors (ECO)!

ECO began its mission to get more children outdoors to experience nature and learn about their natural world in 2017. The program began in Atlanta, Georgia and launched in Phoenix, Arizona in 2019, after the  founder relocated. Since 2017 ECO has assisted about 60 children in spending over 300 hrs outdoors.

ECO  is an outdoor-based program that is similar to the "forest school"  programs  prevalent across Europe.  Our mission is to immerse our  students with knowledge, love and dedication to  the outdoors. Through  ECO, children will learn about and explore  nature's wonders through  cross curricular, hands on, experiential  activities.

Our  program has been very well received since launching in Phoenix.  As a  result we have expanded our programming so that we can assist even more  children with getting outdoors to learn.  In addition to our semester  homeschool programs, we are also offering Saturday and evening program's for families,  as well as private program's for group's (school, after-school, scout,  etc). We will also have drop in class options for homeschooler's who are  unable to commit to our semester program.

We are also expanding our semester homeschool programs and will have 4 program options beginning in August 2020. Our Pathfinders program is for children in PreK-1 st,  our Explorers program is for children in 1st-5th, our Navigators program is for children in 5th-9th grade and our Jr. Naturalist program is for children in 9th-12th.  

If you would like to learn more about our programs we invite you to join our Info, Meet and Greet on May 21st.

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Educating Children Outdoors

Tempe, AZ 85283

(678) 457-0802


Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed