We have had a lot of interest in a program for young explorers who are in Preschool-K/1st grade. As a result we will be adding a program called "ECO Pathfinders" to our 2020-2021 yearly program offerings.
Last Trial Class before we begin the Fall Semester program...
ECO Loose Parts Play, Storytime And Exploration Hike (Ages 3-7 yrs old) - Cost $7 Per Family
We will have a storytime, followed by some loose parts play. The children will also be able to touch and examine some specimens. We will then take a short nature hike (approximately .50-.75 miles) to look for items centered around our theme. Afterwards we will have a craft or art project. Please allow 2 1/2 hrs for this class.
*There is a Google doc form in the calendar event details section that must be submitted, along with your payment to finalize your registration.
Our Pathfinders Program will be geared towards children who are in PreK-K/1st Grade (ages 3-7 yrs old). A parent/caregiver will be required to stay with their child(ren).
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 enrolled in our Explorer's Program will need to be emergent readers.
There are only 10 openings for this program!
Full year payment option: $195 for the year / Sibling discount $175 ($20 discount)
*A $36 discount and t-shirt are included if you choose to pay for the year.
½ semester payment option: $103 Fall, $128 Spring / Sibling discount $94 Fall, $117 Spring
*T-shirt is an extra fee
We will meet every other Tuesday from 10 am -12:30 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 - Storytime and Discussion
10:30 am - Song, Loose Parts Play, Specimen Exploration & Nature Exchange
11 am - Nature Hike & Hands on Learning Activity
12:00 pm - Craft/Art Project
12:30 pm - Class Ends
We encourage parents to stick around after class to socialize and continue exploring nature.
Each month we will focus on a different topic. You can view the class syllabus here.
2020-2021 class topics:
September - Adaptations
October - Decomposers
November/December - Birds of AZ
January - Habitats
February - Tracks and Scat
March - Life Cycles
April/May - Pollinators
Ms. Kylie will be the ECO Steward for this program. You can learn more about Kylie here.
This program is now FULL and registration is closed. Please complete the waitlist form below to be alerted about any future openings (it is possible we may have openings in the Spring) or the addition of a 2nd program for this age group.
We will be offering drop in classes throughout the year if you don't make it into the yearly program.