Eco Adventures After School Clubs At Your School

 
 
 

Full “STEAM” Ahead

NEWS FLASH!!! Eco Adventures has done the impossible!!! They've made STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math), super exciting and…wait for it…..kid friendly!! That's right kid friendly, meaning that kids simply cannot get enough of what we're offering. Drawing upon Eco Adventures' unique resources, special talents, and keen minds, our education team has created a dynamic, kid approved, set of STEAM activities that get kids excited! We know…because we've already run them by young inquiring minds, and they gave us two thumbs up. We're proud to be offering our Kid Approved STEAM activities in an all new after school Program. And, as always, Eco Adventures will bring it all together with fun, inquiry based, hands on learning, in a dynamic and high tech fashion. In each class, kids can interact with animals, create experiments, test theories, formulate questions, utilize gear and gadgets, incorporate artwork, and even devise creations. This is Eco Adventures at its best…it's STEAM…and most importantly it's KID APPROVED! This is a session you simply cannot miss!

SLITHERING SNAKE ANATOMY

So you think a snake is a snake is a snake?? Not so fast my friend…in this all new class, students will learn what actually makes a snake a snake? Snakes might just look like a head connected to a long tail, but in reality their engineering and body plan have made them one of the most successful animals on the planet. Students will learn all about snakes unique adaptations, anatomy, locomotion, and way of life, all through hands-on interactions with live snakes. Students will even get to put their engineering skills to the test as they build their very own snake-like contraption to illustrate how their anatomy works!

STORM CHASERS

When you live outdoors in nature, you better have a plan for dealing with adverse conditions, like storms, wind, heat, or cold. The ones that can't aren't around long, but the successful animals find a way to adapt to extreme conditions! Whether it is a bearded dragon in the heat of the desert, a penguin in bone chilling cold, a bird flying in a hurricane winds, or an ant dealing with falling raindrops, students will explore animals amazing survival strategies and see first hand how they adapt to crazy weather conditions. Participants will even be asked to don their lab coats as they experiment with making our own miniature storms in a jar!

HIDE AND SEEK

Have you ever wondered why animals are so hard to find in nature? They just seem to have a special skill at hiding from us, and for good reason, for in nature, it's eat or be eaten! Camouflage is everything in the ultimate game of hide and seek! In this class kids will take a closer look at how certain animals can change color, hide themselves, build structures that camouflage, or are masters of illusion and mimicry! How do they do it? Students will get all the answers as they learn about color mixing and how animals utilize colors to their advantage. Throwing art into the mix they will even get to use watercolors to create their very own camouflage, and also have a beautiful piece of artwork to take home! You do not want to hide from this class!

MOTION MADNESS!!

Animals have some marvelous means of movement! From rolling, jumping, flying, galloping, and even walking on water, there are many amazing ways to get around! Some animal movements have even inspired human technology or human defense like the Martial Arts. In this very active class students will learn about all about movement by interacting with various live animal participants. Their own abilities will even be put to the test, to determine if humans can move the way other animals do. Who has the better jump a bull frog or kid, or what about scuttling like a crab, or side winding like a snake. It's kid against beast as all the answers will be revealed as to how and why these animals jump, hop, or skip their way through life! Students will even get to build their very own animal movement machine!

CHARGED UP!!

In this class students will get charged up for nature…literally! There are many animals in nature that use energy as a way of life. Electric eels, lightning bugs, glow worms, squid, and many more, that utilize electricity to survive. Some us bio luminesence to communicate, while others use electricity to defend themselves, and some even have perfected its' use for navigation, and even others for locomotion. Are you shocked by all of this? No worries, because we have all the answers as to the how and why of animal electricity and bio luminescence. Kids will even get charged up to create their own working lighting bugs!

Oak Hill Elementary School

Session 1: October 4th, 11th, 25th, November 1st & 8th

3:15-4:15pm
$90

West Annapolis Elementary School

Session 1: October 10th, 17th, 24th, November 7th & 14th

3:00-4:00pm
$90


 
 

Nature Nuts After School Program

 
 
The Nature Nuts program brings the excitement and fun of the new Eco Adventures right to your school! Using a hands-on approach to learning, our goal is to empower students to take action on issues concerning conservation and the environment. Students will encounter a variety of live animals such as tarantulas, toads, lizards, giant roaches, snakes, crocodiles, frogs, small mammals, turtles, and much more!
*This program counts towards the requirements for GREEN SCHOOL CERTIFICATION*
Please write the dates on your calendar as there will not be weekly reminders. Remember to send in a note to your child's teacher and pack a peanut free snack/drink. Please email us if your child is going to be absent or if they are in SAAC.
Special Needs – We welcome special needs students to learn and thrive in our hands on learning style at Eco Adventures. In order to maintain the quality of our programs and for your children's and animals' safety, we require that special needs students have adult supervision to assist. Failure to do so, may result in cancellation of registration as we are not special needs experts.
 
Cute girl holding a snake — After School Clubs in Millersville, MD
 
Classes can be 4 weeks-6 weeks,once a week or once a month. One hour long up to 30 participants.
Students sign up through our online registration system. School sends out a flyer. First come first serve on dates- so hurry and let us know!
 
 

Nature Nuts Themes

Venom Vs. Poison
What is Venom? Poison? Are they the same or different, and how can you tell?! We’ll be meeting animals who use toxins to catch their prey, to defend themselves, and even to make food easier to swallow!
Animal Detectives
Who’s who?! Put on your detective hats and grab your magnifying glasses as we learn how to identify different types of animals! We will explore the world of animal taxonomy, species classification, by getting hands on with a variety of animals and artifacts.
Maryland, My Maryland (Native Species)
What’s in your own backyard? It could be wilder than you think! We’re going to meet some of our native species, and learn how to identify Maryland’s coolest critters, by both sight and sound! We will also learn how to safely interact with some of our native species, including proper catch and release techniques, and when to keep hands off!
Sense and Sensibility (Animal senses)
How do we experience the world around us? Is it the same, or different, for animals? We will explore how humans and other animals sense the world, and see how the senses of other creatures compare to our own!
Gentle Giants
Alligators can reach weights of up to 1000 pounds! The longest snakes can even reach up to 30 feet! We will be meeting some of our giant species from Eco Adventures this week and learning all about what it takes to take care of these animals.
Please let us know if you are interested in having our after school club at your school!
 
 

Participating Schools:

Please note themes may vary from school to school
 

Benfield Elementary School

 

The Key School (sign up through your school)

 
 

Oak Hill Elementary

Meets Mondays, 3:25-4:25

Jan 22nd - March 5th
 

Odenton Elementary

 
 

St Margaret's Day School ages 4+

 

South Shore Elementary School

 
 
 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

In order for our programs to run smoothly:
 
Red Eye Tree Frog — After School Clubs in Millersville, MD
 
  • If you would like to sign up after the program has already begun, you will need to call our office to sign up at a pro-rated cost.
  • Please let us know when a child is absent and write dates on calendars as there are no reminders and no credits or refunds for missed classes.
  • Let us know if your child has SAAC/after school care or any other person pick up other than parent. Must sign out student and have photo ID.
  • Please pack a light snack
  • Let us know of any special needs.
  • For the safety of your children and our animals, repeated behavioral or not listening problems that hinder the quality of the program for others can result in child's registration cancellation without a refund. We will notify parents when there is a problem.
 
Thank you for your cooperation!