Eco-Explorers Before and After-School Nature Club

Weekly Nature Exploration and Science Club for Grades K-5

Goals and Mission:

Eco-Explorers is designed to:

  • Engage children in enriched outdoor learning in order to foster a positive relationship with nature.
  • Develop students’ interests, curiosity, and passion for the environment.
  • Offer experiences to increase confidence, build new friendships, and recognize real-world connections.

What We Do:

At Eco-Explorers, students will engage in meaningful outdoor environmental education before and after school! We strive to foster fun, safe, and immersive interactions with nature right at your child’s school. During the program, students will enjoy time exploring the great outdoors, creating nature crafts, conducting science experiments, and get to meet live animal ambassadors from Irvine Nature Center. Topics in past club sessions range from exploring habitats, nature science experiments, pioneers in the field of nature, and animal caretaking. We hope to share with students the wonders of nature, and nurture a lasting connection with the natural world around them.

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Program Topics:

K – 2nd

  • Fantastic Fossils
  • Outer Space
  • Habitats and Biomes

3rd – 5th

  • Biodiversity
  • Renewable Energy
  • Wonderful Wetlands


Eco-Explorers is currently offered in the following schools:

  • Baltimore Hebrew Congregation
  • Beth Tfiloh
  • Caroll Manor Elementary
  • Cedarmere Elementary
  • Chatsworth Elementary
  • Cromwell Valley Elementary
  • Dickey Hill
  • Franklin Elementary
  • Garrison Forest School
  • Gilman School
  • Hampton Elementary
  • Jacksonville Elementary
  • Krieger Schecter
  • Mays Chapel Elementary
  • OCA
  • Pot Spring Elementary
  • Prettyboy Elementary
  • Relay Elementary
  • Riderwood Elementary
  • Rodgers Forge Elementary
  • Sparks Elementary
  • Sinclair Lane Elementary
  • Stoneleigh Elementary
  • The Green School
  • Warren Elementary
  • West Towson Elementary
  • Westowne Elementary

Don’t see your child’s school? Contact Tara Lilley at or 443-738-9211.