Get outside and explore nature with Head Naturalist Eric Duran this spring! Eric and his Outdoor Explorers will make use of the abundant resources in our nature park to study plants, animals, habitats and more after school. Classes may include brief lessons, outdoor investigations, crafts, animal encounters, and more, but exact elements will depend on the topic of the week.

Ages: 5 to 12

Class Size: up to 10 kids who are in one social pod/cohort/bubble

Day and Time: Thursdays from 4:30 to 6 pm

Cost: $200 (this class will be booked by the cohort, with one adult making the payment for the class and collecting payments from cohort families)

Note: This is a drop off program. We ask that parents and younger siblings enjoy other parts of the park or go off-site during class so that we may maintain a small group size for this program.

Advance registration required. Note: When you register, please don’t log in to your personal NDC account.



Weekly Topics:

Jan 14
Nature of Plants
Jan 21
Trees and Forests
Jan 28
Vertebrate Animals
Feb 4
Invertebrate Animals
Feb 11
Feb 18
Flowers and Pollinators
Feb 25
Reptiles and Amphibians
Mar 4
Birds and Birdwatching
Mar 11
Furry Mammals
Mar 25
Homes and Habitats
Apr 1
Food Chains
Apr 8
Nature of Plants
Apr 15
Trees and Forests
Apr 22
Vertebrate Animals
Apr 29
Invertebrate Animals
May 6
May 13
Flowers and Pollinators


For health safety, participants will:

  • turn in a health screening form upon arrival for class
  • have their temperatures checked at drop-off
  • wash hands or use hand-sanitizer upon arrival
  • bring and wear a mask when social distancing is not possible or for any indoor activity
  • maintain a distance of 6 feet from the instructor and other participants
  • inform the Center if they develop any symptoms or test positive for Coronavirus within 10 days after their class