2020-2022 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. We have an info, meet and greet scheduled on April 23rd if you wish to learn more about our programs.
If you live in Tucson or Casa Grande area and are interested in having your child attend one of our semester programs please complete this interest form, as we are considering expanding if there is interest.
Our programs will meet every other Tuesday or every other Thursday starting on August 19th and ending on May 19th. The ECO Discoverer, 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 Discoverer, Adventurer, Explorer, Navigator and Teen Naturalist programs are optional drop off. The ECO Pathfinder program will require a parent/caregiver to stay with their child(ren).
Our ECO Pathfinders, Discoverers, Adventurers, Explorers and Navigators will meet at Mansel Carter Park in Queen Creek in the Fall and Gilbert Riparian Preserve in Gilbert 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 Discoverer, Adventurer, Explorer, and Navigator programs will be the same. Our ECO Pathfinder 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:
For several years we have been wanting to offer a to offer a summer camp program and are happy to announce that for 2021 we have 3 camps currently scheduled. Visit our summer camp page for more details
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.