Education

Nature Education for All

 

Children – Adults – Schools – Groups – Individuals – Special Needs

 

Lessons are always hands-on, interactive, and conducted in our beautiful 254-acre open-air classroom. Programs are centered on the natural and cultural history of San Jose; protecting the Guadalupe Watershed; and cultivating awareness, fitness, and creativity within our natural world.

 

Adult Programs:

Taught by bay area experts, learn a variety of topics such as composting, grey-water basics, photography, flower arranging or wreath making. You can even practice yoga, take a guided hike or bike tour. Check back with us often to see what’s new!

Click here to see (and register for)

upcoming adult programs!

*New* Family Programs:

Our organization is committed to providing fun opportunities for environmental family learning. Our engaging topics vary from birding and guided walks, to painting in our Heritage Rose Garden. Age restrictions may apply. Check back with us often to see what’s new!

Click here to see (and register for)

upcoming family programs!
 

Water Festival:

300 fifth grade students make for a lively, educational festival celebrating the South Bay watershed.

Badge Program:

Welcome Scouts! Trips and projects designed to fulfill badge requirements.

 

Internships:

We love college students passionate about the environment and education!  Many students from San Jose State, Santa Clara University and West Valley College have completed internships with us for college credit. Contact us for more information.

 

 Field Trips for K-12:

Discover lifecycles of salmon and trout, geocaching, the history of Santa Clara Valley and San Jose, archaeology, flower anatomy and pollination, composting and vermiculture (that’s worms!). School field trip programs meet California State Education Standards. Scholarships available.

Homeschool Programs:

Monthly series for homeschool students learning natural science topics.  Offered on Monday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons.

Special Needs Field Trips:

A series of outdoor explorations tailored for those with special needs.

Early Childhood Education (ECE):

This program is an early introduction into environmental science. Designed for children age 3-6 years old, this FREE program is taught by Guadalupe River Park Conservancy environmental educators. Topics include: rivers, frogs, birds, and more!

 

Want to join the ECE fun?

Drop-in every Wednesday; rain or shine –

no sign-up necessary!

Time: 11:00AM-12:00PM

Location:  Rotary PlayGarden Amphitheater

(or in the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy

Visitor Center if it rains)

 

Classes and Programs meet at the Guadalupe River Park & Gardens Visitor & Education Center at 438 Coleman Avenue. So that we can maintain appropriate student to teacher ratios and sufficient materials, 24-hour advance registration IS required.

 

3 Easy Ways to Reserve Your Spot:

 

• On-line: each class, workshop or program listing will have a link to click in order to sign up
• By phone: 408-298-7657
• By mail: send a check to Guadalupe River Park Conservancy, 438 Coleman Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110 (call first to check class availability)

 

Questions can be sent to education@grpg.org

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