Hands-on Science Programs

The EV is always seeking new Bay Area community organizations with whom we can partner to offer hands-on science programs.

There are several classroom-style options available for Community Partners. Each themed program consists of 3-4 individual activities of about 20-30 minutes, and a full program is typically 1 hr 30 min.

All About Bats

Are you curious about bats? Join the Environmental Volunteers in our Community Program, All About Bats to learn about different types of bats, how they hunt, and what they eat! We will be doing several activities and will even explore real bats! We explore some of the myths and mysteries of our local California bats. 

Format: Classroom-style program.

Activities: Morphology, Echolocation, Diet & Hunting

All the Little Things

Learn about the importance of all the little things in our ecosystem in this fun, interactive program. Bugs and worms are food for other animals as well as they clean up waste and return nutrients to the soil. Pollinators and healthy soils help us grow the food we eat. All the little things are key parts of our food chain that make our ecosystems livable for all of us. 

Format: Classroom-style program.

Activities: Healthy soils, Pollinators, Food webs

Fire Ecology

Have you ever wondered about how fire affects California’s plants and animals? Join us for some fun and learn something new about Fire Ecology! Learn about fire ecology through different activities and games. Pinecones, tree cookies, and many different types of animals can all help us understand wildfires and how they affect forests. 

Format: Classroom-style program.

Activities: Seronity, How Trees Survive Fire, Wildlife Responses to Fire

Sustainable Art

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make sustainable art? Well now you can. Learn how to make sustainable paint and sustainable art sculptures with upcycled items. Using sustainable materials and upcycled items reduces plastic pollution in our environment. We look forward to creating art together and exploring new ways to use common household items. 

Format: Classroom-style program.

Activities: Sustainable Sculptures, Nature Painting, Painting about Environmental Issues

Our programs are intended for ages 6-11, and can serve between 8-24 participants. If you expect more than 24 participants, we can discuss alternatives to our standard programs. Select activities are adaptable for older age groups. Additional topics may also be available – please contact us at CommunityPrograms@environmentalvolunteers.org to inquire about options.

Each program has a fee of $200. Price is negotiable for organizations with constrained budgets, especially those working with underserved communities.

Please contact the Community Programs Coordinator by emailing CommunityPrograms@environmentalvolunteers.org or calling 650-493-8000 ext 9 to schedule your Hands-on-Science program!