Award Winning After School Eco Explorers Club
*Voted 1st Place for Best Afterschool Program 2016-2019 by the Severna Park Voice
Take a walk on the wild side with the Eco Explorers club--an adventurous alternative to the traditional afterschool program! Students will have the opportunity to interact with different animals, assist with animal care, develop their own projects, connect with nature, play games, occasionally go on field trips, and much more! Each day of after school will include homework help and snack time before students begin their afternoon activities. Every Eco Explorer will be then be assigned an animal care/chore that they work on each day they are at Eco Adventures. Students also learn life skills that can ultimately assist them in their future goals. We even had our first after school alumni going to University of Maryland in the Fall! He became a Jr. Assistant, then a volunteer, and is now a staff member!
There will also be a weekly theme and activities that tie to each theme.
Mon-Tues: On top of animal fun, activities include hands-on STEaM activities, art, cool science experiments, games, and more!
Wed-Thurs -will offer a range of activities for all students, but it is a great day for aspiring Junior Assistants!We will spend time working on presentation skills, learning to present animals, "how to" chores needed for summer camps, work on ongoing projects- learning about animal care and animal careers. Perfect days for students who want to focus on animal care and husbandry. Feed animals, including feeding scorpions, gators, lizards, tortoises, and playing with our new baby kinkajou! Help clean enclosures, make enrichment toys, take weights and measurements, walk, bathe and feed our 50 lb Sulcata tortoise, Max, & much more!
Thurs- Let's face it- we get daily calls for people trying to give up their pets- Let's try to solve this problem- and find a solution! Help give "Responsible Pet keeping Classes" for the public- Now that you know the animals, let's educate others about how to take care of animals, research and know your animals- BEFORE you get them. Help develop the classes for various popular pets and give presentations to the public t help create awareness for a more responsible commitment before kids get pets. Help develop an "adoption" page on our website to help connect donors with responsible future pet owners.
Fridays- a day of mixed up fun! Eco Explorers will get hands on with animals, participate in crafts or games, bounce on the moonbounce, do the fossil dig, go on field trips, and most importantly - have fun!
* Activities subject to change. If registering for van pick up, please call us first to make sure our vans pick up at your school.
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NEWS FLASH!!! Eco Adventures has done the impossible!!! They've made STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math), super exciting and…wait for it…..kid friendly!! That's right kid friendly, meaning that kids simply cannot get enough of what we're offering. Drawing upon Eco Adventures' unique resources, special talents, and keen minds, our education team has created a dynamic, kid approved, set of STEAM activities that get kids excited! We know…because we've already run them by young inquiring minds, and they gave us two thumbs up. We're proud to be offering our Kid Approved STEAM activities in an all new after school Program. And, as always, Eco Adventures will bring it all together with fun, inquiry based, hands on learning, in a dynamic and high tech fashion. In each class, kids can interact with animals, create experiments, test theories, formulate questions, utilize gear and gadgets, incorporate artwork, and even devise creations. This is Eco Adventures at its best…it's STEAM…and most importantly it's KID APPROVED! This is a session you simply cannot miss!