Nature Club takes young explorers (6th-8th grade) into local habitats to learn about the amazing living world around us while making discoveries along the way. Programs are led by Museum staff with kids dropped off at rotating locations, including local parks, open spaces, and of course at the Museum! Exploration and activities help kids learn more about nature through observation and experience while developing a deeper connection to nature and making new friends.
- FULL 2/3 Nature Club: Finding Fungi at PogonipWe will explore the forests and trails of Pogonip, traversing about 3 miles of trails. The great variety of trees in these forests supports a huge amount of … Read more
- 3/16 Nature Club: Mammals at Moore Creek PreserveKick off the beginning of spring with an awesome visit to the Moore Creek Preserve, exploring different communities found in one of our best local habitats. Deer, coyotes, … Read more
- 5/11 Nature Club: Arana Gulch, Santa Cruz Harbor, and Spring WildflowersSpring wildflowers abound at Arana Gulch! We will explore the 63 acre open space observing wildlife, exploring forests and fields, and walking around the adjacent Santa Cruz Harbor … Read more
What to Expect
Programs run from 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The Museum does not provide transportation to offsite meeting spots, and participants should be dropped off and picked up by parents/guardians. Some programs may be physically rigorous. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about trail accessibility. Programs occur rain or shine, barring extreme weather.