Our mission is to build a passion in our community for nature and the environment through education, experience and action.
Vacation Drop-off Program
3 year olds - 5th graders
Drop your kids off for a day full of full of exciting nature-based activities, including a live animal program, trail trek, art projects and science exploration.
January 16 - Animal Tracks
January 19 - Animals inWinter
February 17 - Mammals
February 18 - Birds
February 19 - Reptiles
February 20 - Amphibians
Check out these lovely photos of the newly dredged pond on The Swamp Loop trail and the sanctuary in full Fall color!
Photos courtesy of Peter Boyd
Fantastic Winter Programs for Kids of all ages!
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Preschool Adventures For ages 3-5
After-school nature program with a new theme each month!
Animal Tech For ages 10-14
Learn about the Earthplace resident animals and how to care for them. Through investigation, hands-on practice and instruction students will learn how to feed, clean, groom and handle our animals.
Teen Volunteer Club For ages 12-16
Complete meaningful community service work while learning the skills of a Naturalist or Animal Care Technician! Projects include caring for our animals, preparing for special events, exhibit design and installation, gardening and light trail maintenance.
Junior Staff For grades 6-12
Enjoy an enhanced educational experience working with naturalists and scientists! As a supplement to the school science curriculum, this program provides a solid base in the natural sciences through interactive classroom learning and hands-on experimentation, as well as volunteer work at Earthplace.
Teen Volunteer Club
Students in this program will have the opportunity to complete meaningful community service work while learning the skills of a Naturalist or Animal Care Technician. Projects will include caring for Earthplace animals, preparing for special events, exhibit design and installation, gardening and light trail maintenance.