ECO Trailblazers is for children in /1st-4th grade. Adventurers offers a combination of hands on learning activities, exploratory play, guided nature walk, loose parts play and an art/craft project.
Our Adventurers Program will be geared towards children who are in PreK/1st-4th Grade (approximate ages 6-10 yrs old). This program is optional drop off.
(we are increasing the size of the West Valley group and will be splitting the kids into 2 groups for the main learning activity, to ensure the main activities are always age appropriate)
There are only 15 openings for each program! (we are increasing the West Valley group to 20 openings)
Full year payment option: $300 for the year / Sibling discount $280 ($20 sibling discount applied)*
½ semester payment option: $160 Fall, $180 Spring / Sibling discount $150 Fall, $170 Spring
*You save $40 if you choose to pay for the year.
We will be offering our Trailblazers program in multiple locations in 2022-2023:
Northwest Valley - Thunderbird Conservation Park Glendale
East Valley - Desert Mountain Queen Creek
*ECO has no affiliation with these parks and the City of Queen Creek and City of Glendale assume no liability.
The Northwest Valley - Thunderbird Conservation Park Glendale program will meet every other Monday 10:00 am-2:00 pm for 17 weeks.
The East Valley - Desert Mountain Queen Creek program will meet on K3-K5 every other Thursday 10:00 am-2:00 pm for 17 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 Highlight
11:30 am Lunch and Exploratory/Loose Parts Play
12 pm - Citizen Science and/or Hike
12:45 pm - Art/Craft Project and/or Historical/ Scientist Highlight
1:15 pm - Exploratory/Loose Parts Play
2 pm - Class Ends
Each semester we will focus on a different topic. You can view the class syllabus here.
2022-2023 class topics:
Fall - Fabulous Fossils
Spring - Nocturnal Animals
Mrs. Kathy and Ms. Gwyn will be the ECO Stewards for this program. You can learn more about them 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.