Environmental Volunteers’ Homeschool Programs are specifically designed for homeschool and independent-study learners from ages 6 – 11 who are interested in natural sciences. Programs include hands-on classroom-style activities and off-site field trips to local nature preserves.

The exact schedule and selection of topics varies from year-to-year.

Additional Important Information:
    • Students will be divided into small groups for each program, based on age, and each group will be led by an experienced EV docent. This means siblings and friends may not always be in the same group during any particular program.
    • Each family should register for their own children; please do not register for children that are not members of your own household or for whom you are not the legal guardian of.
    • Both classroom programs and field trips are open to all children ages 6-11. Younger siblings are unfortunately not permitted at this time.
    • Classroom programs will take place at our EcoCenter in Palo Alto. Parents should plan on dropping their children off due to space constraints.
    • Parents are encouraged to attend the field trip programs with their children; 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.
    • Payment is due within one week after registration has been confirmed; you’ll receive an invoice from us via PayPal (unless other arrangements are requested).
    • Families who have not paid within one week of registration are not guaranteed a space in the program and will be moved to the wait-list.
    • Cancellation deadline is one week prior to each session.
    • Registration closes 2-weeks prior to each session.

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If you’re interested in registering a homeschool group, co-op or team, or would like a program for your children on a different date than already scheduled, please review details and instructions on the Homeschool by Appt page.