Eco Adventures After School Clubs At Your School

 
 
 

Full “STEAM” Ahead

 
Children doing artworks — After School Clubs in Millersville, MD
 
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

 
 

$15 per class

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.
 
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Classes can be 4 weeks-6 weeks,once a week or once a month $15 per class per student. 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!
 
 
 

Fall Nature Nuts Themes

Rockin' Rainforest

The rainforest is an amazing place full of amazing animals. Meet a few of these super-cool creatures and learn about where they live! What are the levels of the rainforest called? What animals live in which levels? What does the rainforest have to do with us when it's so far away? We will learn and play to find out!

Top Animal Parents

Do you think snakes make good parents? What about alligators? Is it true that hamsters eat their own babies? Let's find out which animal parents measure up and which ones make us extra-glad to have human moms and dads!

Animal Olympics

Which animal is the strongest? fastest? most accurate? Who will win the gold? Let's put our animals (and you!) to the test to find out who will get the gold and who will need to train to get up-to-speed. Let's enjoy our own Animal Olympics!

Marine Biology

Have you ever wanted to dive with a shark? swim with a dolphin? surf with a sea turtle? Then maybe you want to be a marine biologist! Let's learn about aquatic animals and find out what features they have to survive!

Animal Training

This week it's all about teaching and training our animal friends! You will learn all about how to train your animals at home, get to train an animal, and even learn how to train your friends!

Mummy Madness

What animals did the pharaohs of old believe to have mystical powers? What was King Tut's favorite pet? Let's get hands-on with some of Egypt's greatest treasures–the animals!

Turtle Patrol

Have you ever wondered what happens when a sea turtle comes up onto the beach? Well in this class we will be meeting some turtles and doing a mock turtle patrol! Experience hands-on what sea turtle biologists do to protect and learn about our endangered friends, the sea turtles!

Am I a Mammal?

This class we will learn about the different types of animals: birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians, mammals, and more! What makes them different? How do you tell them apart? Are we mammals? Let's figure it out!
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

Spring Session: Meets Tuesdays, 3:50 – 4:50 PM, February 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th
 

The Key School (sign up through your school)

Meets Thursdays, 3:30-4:30, January 19th, 26th, February 2nd, 9th, & 16th
 
 

Oak Hill Elementary

Meets Fridays, 3:15-4:15

Spring Session: Jan 27th, Feb 24th, March 31st, April 28th, May 19th
 

Odenton Elementary

Meets Wednesdays, 3:50-4:50

Winter Session: February 1st, 15th, 22nd, March 1st

Spring Session: April 5th, 19th, 26th, May 3rd
 
 

St Margaret's Day School ages 4+

Meets Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm

Beginning March 9th – 30th
 

South Shore Elementary School

Winter Session: Meets Tuesdays, 2:50 – 3:50 PM, January 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st
 
 
 
 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

In order for our programs to run smoothly:
 
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  • 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!