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Wind, Solar, and Water, OH MY!

February 17, 2019 - Eco-Explorers

At Sinclair Lane, Eco-Explorers delve into the topic of renewable energy! Discussing the differences between renewable and non-renewable energy sources, students learn how these resources can be used, their efficiency, and environmental footprint. During a wind experiment, students learned about wind energy, how to harness it, and practiced their own wind power. Students learned about… Read more »

Winter Wonderland!

January 17, 2019 - Eco-Explorers

The Eco-Explorers winter sessions have begun, and it has been a fun-filled snowy adventure! Students enjoyed the freshly fallen snow while also delving into exciting new themes, including Renewable Energy, Outer Space, and Nature Superheroes! Moon phase Oreos, animal encounters with our new Opossum, and exploring outside have been some of the few awesome activities… Read more »

Bringing it BACK!

September 17, 2018 - Eco-Explorers, Latest

It’s here! The school year has started up again and the Eco-Explorers afterschool club is back! Students at Garrison Forest school delved into the topic of Biodiversity, learning about different local plants and animals and how they work together in an ecosystem. On our Biodiversity hunt we discovered giant worms, millipedes, squirrels, mushrooms, and trees!… Read more »

Ending with a Splash!

June 15, 2018 - Eco-Explorers, Latest

As the Spring sessions of Eco-Explorers come to a close, students are getting ready for their long awaited summer vacation! Reflecting over the different themes and sessions this Spring, there are so many awesome memories that will stay with students through the summer. Students will remember meeting Irvine’s animal ambassadors such as the corn snake or… Read more »

Eco-Explorers Spring Event Fun!

May 17, 2018 -

On May 6th, Eco-Explorers students and their families made it out to Irvine for the Spring Eco Family Event! Those who attended were able to explore Irvine Nature Center in contrast to their normal afterschool setting. The event was filled with fun nature crafts, games, animal encounters, guided hikes, and of course S’mores by the… Read more »

Lights, Camera, Eco-Explorers in Action!

April 17, 2018 - Eco-Explorers

Now that Spring is here, Eco-Explorers is in high gear with new fun themes and activities! In Water, Water, Everywhere students delve in the chemistry of water through hands-on experiments and games. One activity includes boat making from recyclable materials to learn about density. Students had fun testing the strength of their boats with marbles!… Read more »

Springing into the New Season

March 17, 2018 - Eco-Explorers

This winter, in Eco-Explorers, has been a cold one, but we still had a blast! Whether students were learning about natural disasters, biodiversity, or microscopic worlds, students remained engaged and active with fun activities, crafts, and experiments. As the days grow longer and warmer, students are ready and excited to transition into the Spring session… Read more »