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Programs Offered

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Camp

Action Packed Fun

Camp is $300 a week. ($50 deposit/supply fee that is nonrefundable)

Camp hours are 9:00-3:00 Monday through Friday (Before and After Care available)

Each week will have a park outing, a field trip, and sometimes a guest speaker or class. Fees are covered in cost of the camp. 

Campers must be potty trained and should be between the ages of PK 4- 5th grade. All abilities are welcome. 

 

5/27 Summer Camp Kick Off

Epic kick off to the first day of summer! We will play outside, do science experiments, crafts and more!

 

Week 1: Wings, Beaks, and Talons, oh my!  (May 30- June 3)

Come delve into a week full of birding, we will go to a different location each day to explore and learn about different types of birds. Campers will also get to do an art project that involves designing their own bird with different adaptations and make a birds nest in Maker Space!

 

Week 2: Reptile Encounters (June 6- 10)

Enjoy a week full of getting to know reptiles and amphibians! We will go frog hunting at Houston Botanic Garden and toad hunting at a local park! The campers will also get to help with feeding and animal care of a bearded dragon, leopard gecko, and red footed tortoise.

 

Week 3: Seas the Day (June 13- 17)

Campers will have a fun filled week getting to learn about fish! We will go to Exploration Green to enjoy dip netting, experience Gyotaku painting, and go on an aquarium outing. 

 

Week 4: Under the Stars (July 5-8)

Have a blast learning about all things astronomy related! We will study constellations, astronauts, planets, and more! 

 

Week 5: Where in the World?  (July 18-22)

Campers will enjoy learning how to use a map to find treasure, enjoy geocaching, and have fun discovering the 7 Wonders of the World!

  

Week 6:  Sprouts!(August 8-12)

Plants are amazing! Campers will have the opportunity to do some planting as well as learn from a master gardener. We will do some neat activities such as make seed bombs and dissect a flower!

 

Week 7:  That’s a Wrap! (August 15th-19th  pay by the day)

Come wrap up the summer with fun STEM activities and outdoor exploration!

 

Camps can be paid for in full, or you can pay a non-refundable deposit of $50 per week. Remaining balance will be due four weeks before each week of camp starts. Register by emailing ecologistschoolhouston@gmail.com or calling Jennifer Fetter-Matthys at (713) 392-9258

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Day Program

Outdoor Learning Community

A typical week of an Ecologist School Day Program student will include a variety of activities. The week may start with a trip to the library, followed by a field trip to a local park to read their chosen books.  Items collected on a nature walk may be cataloged using an online nature program. Volunteering may take place at a facility such as the Environmental Institute of Houston, and the week may end with a field trip to the Wolf Sanctuary. An emphasis is placed on spending time outdoors, unstructured play, and child led learning.

The Ecologist School Program is very flexible and offers the following opportunities:

Homeschool Enrichment

Part Time Schooling

Full Time Schooling

Vocational/Social Skills Opportunities

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Ecologists Explorers

After School Program & Workshops

Ecologist Explorers is a weekly class for children and their families. The same classes are also offered in workshop format for scouts and other groups. 

Students learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, Outdoor Skills, Volunteerism and Leadership through engaging lessons using an informal Science education program called Ecologist School. Upon completion of lessons and experiences, students may earn badges in 16 areas.

We currently meet every Thursday from 4:00-5:30 and the park location changes monthly.