Last year we offered our first "ECO Explorers" program which accommodated children in K-3rd grade. We fully anticipated that some adjustments would need to be made and as a result we are adjusting the grade levels for our "ECO Explorers" program next year. We will be adding an "ECO Pathfinders" program which will be for Preschool-K/1st grade and our NEW "ECO Explorers" program will now cover 1st-5th grade.
Our Explorers Program will be geared towards children who are in 1st-5th Grade (approximate ages 7-11 yrs old). This program is drop off, however exceptions can be made based on your child(rens) needs.
If your child is 7 yrs old and/or in 1st grade we are trusting parents to decide which program option is best for their child based on their child's abilities and social development. Children who are not emergent readers should enroll in our Pathfinders Program.
There are only 10 openings for this program!
Full year payment option: $270 for the year / Sibling discount $250 ($20 discount)
*A $36 discount and t-shirt are included if you choose to pay for the year.
½ semester payment option: $136 Fall, $170 Spring / Sibling discount $126 Fall, $160 Spring
*T-shirt is an extra fee.
We will meet every other Tuesday from 10 am -2 pm for 18 weeks. Due to Fall, Winter and Spring breaks there are 2 classes that will meet on a Friday, Oct. 9th and Mar. 5th. You can view the calendar here.
Each class will follow a similar format:
10 am - Nature Journaling
10:15 am - Learning Activity
11 am - Animal and/or Scientist Highlight
11:30 am Lunch and Exploratory Play
12 pm - Citizen Science and/or Hike
12:45 pm - Art/Craft Project and/or Historical Highlight
1:15 pm - Exploratory Play
2 pm - Class Ends
Each semester we will focus on a different topic. You can view the class syllabus here.
2020-2021 class topics:
Fall - Invasive Species
Spring - Herpetofauna
Mrs. Kathy and Mrs. Brandi will be the ECO Steward's for this program. You can learn more about them here.
Registration is now open for our Spring 2021 semester. We have 3 openings as of 10/4/20. Please complete this form (or click register now) and send your payment. Once spots are full we will take down the registration form.
We will be offering drop in classes throughout the year if you don't make it into the Spring program.