Our Teen Naturalist program will be for children in 8th-12th grade who are interested in pursing environmental related careers or may wish to become Master Naturalists one day and volunteer with local organizations. This program will be more volunteer and citizen science based.
Our Teen Naturalist Program will be geared towards children who are in 8th-12th Grade (approximate ages 13-17 yrs old). This program is drop off and teens who drive may bring themselves to class.
Full year payment option: $230 for the year / Sibling discount $210 ($20 sibling discount applied)
½ semester payment option: $125 Fall, $145 Spring / Sibling discount $115 Fall, $135 Spring
*You save $40 if you choose to pay for the year.
Pima County - Marana Heritage Park/Gladden Farms Community Park and East Valley - Desert Mountain Queen Creek.
*ECO has no affiliation with these parks and the City of Marana assume no liability.
Teen Naturalists will meet every other Friday from 3:30 pm - 6 pm for 17 weeks. You can view the calendar here.
Each class will be a bit different since our citizen science and stewardship projects will vary. Many of the topics will compliment each other.
Teens will also be encouraged to attend fieldtrips. These will be about every other month and should be free or very inexpensive. Fieldtrip locations will mostly be to college labs like the UofA Dendrochronology Lab, ASU Lichen Herbarium, ASU Biomimicry Center.
In addition they will also be encouraged to attend online webinars and/or in person lectures with the teacher. We will have follow up discussions afterwards. Some of the organizations include Phoenix Zoo Conservation Speakers, Phoenix Audubon, Desert Botanical Gardens, North American Invasive Species Management Association, etc.
Topics coming soon and will be based off a survey that enrolled teens will complete....
Mrs. Kathy will be the ECO Steward for this program. You can learn more about here.
Registration is now open, please click register to complete the registration form and send your payment either via PayPal or ESA (we will email you an invoice). The remaining spots are indicated on the registration form next to each class.. When the 15 spots are filled for these programs we will deactivate the registration link.
Please make sure you read the registration form carefully.