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

  • Nature Superheroes
  • Fantastic Beasts
  • Amazing Animals, Marvelous Me

3rd – 5th

  • Weather Wonders
  • Nature Engineers
  • Nature Pioneers


Eco-Explorers is currently offered in the following schools:

  • Caroll Manor Elementary
  • Cedarmere Elementary
  • Chatsworth Elementary
  • Franklin Elementary
  • Gilman School
  • Hamilton Elementary
  • Hampton Elementary
  • Jacksonville Elementary
  • Krieger Schecter
  • Mays Chapel Elementary
  • Montessori Luna
  • Morrell Park
  • Prettyboy Elementary
  • Relay Elementary
  • Riderwood Elementary
  • Rodgers Forge Elementary
  • Sinclair Lane Elementary
  • Stoneleigh Elementary
  • Warren Elementary
  • Watershed Public Charter
  • West Towson Elementary
  • Westowne Elementary
  • William Paca

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