2020-2021 Program Overview:
Registration is now open for all of our programs! Registration will be first come, first served and spots are limited. To better serve our students we will be offering 5 programs next year and lowering our class sizes. We have another info, meet and greet scheduled on August 4th if you wish to learn more about our programs.
Our programs will meet every other Tuesday starting on August 25th and ending on May 11th. The ECO Adventurer, Explorer, & Navigator programs will meet from 10 am - 2 pm. The ECO Pathfinder program will meet from 10 am - 12:30 pm. Our Teen Naturalist program will meet every other Friday from 4 pm - 6 pm. Our Teen Naturalists will also be encouraged to attend optional fieldtrips at local venues. You can view the calendar here.
The ECO Adventurer, Explorer, Navigator and Teen 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 Adventurers, Explorers and Navigators will meet at Papago Park in the Fall and Gilbert Riparian Preserve in the Spring. Our Teen 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, Adventurers 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 Teen 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 Teen 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.
If you would like to help us ensure that no child is left inside please consider making a donation to our scholarship fund, which will help cover program costs for families that need financial assistance.