Homeschool Programs by Appointment

Environmental Volunteers offers customizable experiences for Homeschool families, groups or co-ops for children ages 6-11. Families or group coordinators can choose from the following options:

Hands-on Science at our EcoCenter

90-minute classroom-style programs with activity stations focused on a particular topic. Topics can be drawn from any of our standard School Programs activities for grades K-5, or any of our Community Programs activities. 

Hands-on Science at a location of your choice

We’ll come to you for our  90-minute classroom-style programs with activity stations focused on a particular topic. Topics can be drawn from any of our standard School Programs for grades K-6, or any of our Community Programs

Off-Site Field Trips and Nature Walks

2-hour guided nature walks in one of several Bay Area open space locations, including the Palo Alto Baylands (see map), Foothills Nature Preserve (see map), or other locations upon request.

Registration

  • Registration deadline: A minimum of 4-weeks in advance; earlier is greatly appreciated.
  • Cancellation/Refund deadline: 3 weeks prior to scheduled program
  • Change deadline: 2 weeks prior to scheduled program, as availability allows.
  • Program Fee: $15 per child, per session (20% discount for more than 15 participants). Scholarships available.
  • Min number of participants: 6
  • Max number of participants: 24
  • Ages: 6-11
  • Months Available: Sept-June
  • Payment is due once program is confirmed

Important Participant Notes

  • Children will be divided into small groups of 6-8 for each program, based on age. Each group will be led by an experienced EV docent.
  • Payment will be collected by the lead coordinator for a particular date; the EV can not accept separate payments from each participating child/family.
  • Parents are encouraged to attend the field trip programs with their children (a minimum of 1 adult per 6 children is required as chaperones); if that’s not possible, please let EV staff know when you register.
  • ​​Families/groups are responsible for their own transportation to/from each site.

How to register: Submit your request or any questions via email to homeschool@environmentalvolunteers.org.

Please include your name, location, ages and number of children, and topics of interest (if known).

If you’re looking for our regularly scheduled Homeschool Program Series for an individual child or family, please click here to navigate back to that page.