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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 »

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 »

Microscopic Worlds!

January 17, 2018 - Eco-Explorers, Latest

This winter, students in grades 3rd-5th have been exploring with Microscopes!  Students are viewing the world through different eyes.  After learning about the importance of microscopes and the different parts of the microscope, students have been viewing all sorts of nature!  They learned how to make their own slides and have been able to view… Read more »

Who Says You Can’t Explore Nature in the Winter??

December 17, 2017 - Eco-Explorers, Latest

The winter session of Eco-Explorers is just beginning and we have lots planned for our explorers!  Although the temperature is dropping and the snow is falling, there is still a lot to explore after school! K-2nd grade students are learning all about Natural Disasters this winter!  They will explore earthquakes, tornadoes, volcanoes and so much… Read more »

Summer Fun at Sparks!

July 17, 2017 - Eco-Explorers

The Eco-Explorers Summer Session at Sparks Elementary was a huge success once again! We started our week hiking the beautiful trails and getting muddy in the stream. Along our hikes, we observed honey bees and butterflies buzzing around collecting nectar. We found milkweed, learned about Monarch Butterflies, and caught insects with our nets! At the… Read more »

Students love Eco-Explorers because…

June 17, 2017 - Eco-Explorers, Latest

With summer break starting, our after-school club will be taking a short break. Not to worry, Eco-Explorers will be on the road this summer traveling to Sparks Elementary to lead two, week-long sessions!  Check back next month to see how our first week of summer Eco-Explorers went! Before saying goodbye to our Explorers, we asked them… Read more »