ECO Explorers is for children in 3rd-5th grade. Explorers offers a combination of hands on learning activities, exploratory play, a guided nature walk, animal highlight, community science participation, scientist/history highlight, art/craft project.
Our Explorers Program will be geared towards children who are in 3rd-5th Grade (approximate ages 8-11 yrs old). This program is optional drop off.
There are only 10 openings for this program!
Full year payment option: $270 for the year / Sibling discount $250 ($20 discount)
*A $36 discount
½ semester payment option: $136 Fall, $170 Spring / Sibling discount $126 Fall, $160 Spring
In the Fall we will be meeting at Mansel Carter Park (Queen Creek). And in the Spring we will be meeting at Gilbert Riparian Preserve. Both of these locations offer everything we need to meet our program goals.
*ECO has no affiliation with these parks and the City of Queen Creek and City of Gilbert assume no liability.
We will meet every other Tuesday from 10 am -2 pm for 18 weeks. 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 - Marvelous Mammals
Spring - Ethnobotany & Survival Skills
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 2 spot remaining. 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.