2020-2021 Program Overview:
Registration will be opening to the public on May 25th after our 2020-2021 Info, Meet & Greet Session. Please complete the RSVP from so that we can keep you updated about the info, meet and greet. If social distancing is still being recommended in May we will move the info, meet and greet to a virtual platform.
Our 2019-2020 families will have an opportunity to register before May 25th. After the 25th we will open registration to new families. Registration will be first come, first served and spots are limited. To better serve our students we will be offering 4 programs next year and lowering our class sizes.
Our programs will meet every other Tuesday starting on August 25th and ending on May 11th. The ECO Explorer & ECO Navigator programs will meet from 10 am - 2 pm. The ECO Pathfinder program will meet from 10 am - 12:30 pm. Our Jr. Naturalist program details are still being finalized, but we do know that this program will be on different day of the week, possibly Friday, and will meet for 2-3 hrs later in the day. Our Jr. Naturalists will also be encouraged to attend optional fieldtrip's at local venues. You can view the calendar here.
The ECO Explorer, ECO Navigator and Jr. Naturalist programs are drop off (but exception's can be made based on a child's needs). The ECO Pathfinder program will require a parent/caregiver to stay with their child(ren).
Our ECO Pathfinders, ECO Explorers and ECO Navigators will meet at Papago Park in the Fall and Gilbert Riparian Preserve in the Spring. Our Jr. Naturalist program will be working closely with local organizations, so locations will vary and will be in the East and/or West Valleys.
The cost for our ECO Explorers and Navigators programs will be the same. Our ECO Pathfinders program will have lower fees since the class is shorter, more play based learning and parents remain at class with their child(ren). Our Jr. Naturalist program will also have lower fees since it will be more project based with a focus on stewardship and citizen science. However there may be small additional fees throughout the year to cover speaker and fieldtrip costs for the Jr. Naturalist program.
For further details about each program including cost, class schedule, outlines, enrollment information and more please visit the following landing pages:
In addition to our yearly program's we will also be offering family drop in class options (including evening and weekend options), private program options and a nature journal club. You can find more information on these programs on the following program landing pages.