We are adjusting the "ECO Navigators" program grade levels slightly next year. Our NEW program will be for children in 6th-9th grade.
ECO Navigators Trial Class - Cost $7 Per Family
If you are interested in your child joining the ECO program in Fall 2020 we highly recommend attending a trial class. We will run the trial class like a typical ECO day, however we ask that parents stay close by so you can also see how a typical day looks (our semester/yearly program will be drop off). You may bring older or younger siblings, just know this class will be geared towards 5th-9th grade. We will bring some activities to occupy younger siblings.
For this class students will be learning about famous naturalists of AZ and how to use historic journals to understand wildlife. In order to truly understand the status of wildlife today, it helps to be familiar with their historic populations and ranges. To do this, biologists and historians need to rely heavily on the journals and writings of Arizona's earliest explorers. Yet, these resources can be inconsistent and unreliable. Through hands on activities students will delve into and decipher some of these writings, learn more about nature journaling and learn about several famous naturalists who explored AZ.
Please allow about 4 hrs for this class. There will be a lunch break.
*There is a Google doc form in the calendar event details section that must be submitted, along with your payment to finalize your registration.
August 12th - ECO Navigators Trial Class - Famous Naturalists/Journal
Our Navigators Program will be geared towards children who are in 6th-9th Grade (approximate ages 12-15 yrs old). This program is drop off, however exceptions can be made based on your child(rens) needs.
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. The Navigators will meet on the alternate Tuesdays, of the Pathfinders and Explorers Program . 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, please complete this form (or click register now) and send your payment. We currently have 9 spots remaining as of May 25th. 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 yearly program.