A new season of our Outdoor Environmental Science Program has begun. This year we are offering classes for children from 5-12 years old. Our homeschool classes are now offered to members at a discounted rate of $10/class and will be $15 for non-members. For more information on membership, visit our membership page. In addition to the class discount you will receive our monthly newsletter, announcements of special events and volunteer opportunities, and discounts at local nurseries. Your membership donation is also 100% tax-deductible and comes with a free annual subscription to Better Homes and Gardens.
But most of all, you will know that you are supporting a valuable community asset that will be enjoyed today and for generations to come.
Please contact us with any questions at 408-298-7657 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013-2014 Homeschool Themes (tentative, descriptions and titles to follow):
September – Water and You
October – Animals & Habitats
November – The Ohlone Way
December – Geography
January – Math in Nature
February – Garden Science
March – Water Around the World
April – Lifecycles
May – Energy
All classes are:
Held on Wednesdays or Thursdays from 1:30-3:00pm
$10 per student per class for members, $15 per student per class for non-members
For 5 to 12 year-olds only
Welcome Ocean Grove families! GRPC is a registered vendor for Ocean Grove Charter School. If you’re interested in using Ocean Grove funds, please email us with the attendee names and class dates and request a purchase order from your ES. You do not need to complete the sign up form below.
In order to receive a full refund, cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to the start of each class or series. If cancellation occurs after that time, no refund will be given. In the event that a class or series is cancelled by Guadalupe River Park Conservancy, a full refund will be issued to registered participants.
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Energy, the Environment, and You
Resource Guide coming soon.
Energy powers our lights, cools our homes, and helps us move from place to place. Join us in May for our final series of the spring as we take a closer look at energy production in our community and explore the exciting developments in the field of renewable energy.
Energy from the Sun
April 30th/May 1st
What makes enough energy in one second to supply all the power people will need for the next 2,000 years? The sun, of course! Grab your sunglasses as we explore solar power and experiment with photovoltaic cells to learn how solar radiation becomes electricity.
Where the Wind Blows
Located in the Diablo Range, Altamont Pass is home to one of the oldest wind farms in the U.S. and the largest concentration of wind turbines in the world. In this session, we’ll explore wind as a power source and examine the technology that transforms wind into electricity.
Water for Power
Hydropower is the biggest renewable source of electricity in the United States. Come investigate the science behind water for power as we examine the benefits and costs of one of the world’s oldest sources of energy.
Energy and Safety
Join us and a special guest from PG&E for a presentation on electricity and natural gas transmission in our community. PG&E will bring their power demonstration boards and share ways to stay safe around electricity and gas. This is our final class of the 2013-2014 season; check back in August for a listing of the 2014-2015 themes. We wish you a happy and healthy summer!
Circle of Life
Resource Guide coming soon.
Join us in April as we explore the life cycles of our local wildlife and examine the natural resources that support over 150 native species that call our park home.
Come for a class that’s all about insects! We’ll study aquatic insects and butterflies to discover the the differences between complete and incomplete metamorphosis.
It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane!
Birds, eggs, and nests come in many shapes and sizes. This session will focus on the life cycles of some of our local avian species, including the Western Bluebird, Killdeer, and Great Blue Heron.
Life as a Ladybeetle
Ladybeetles are welcome guests in any garden. Come as we search for evidence of the ladybeetle life cycle and classify the different species we find in the Guadalupe Gardens.
Dive in and learn about the secret lives of Chinook Salmon and Steelhead Trout! Discover the unique life cycle of these local fish and the aquatic requirements they need to successfully spawn.
|A unique setting…
The Guadalupe River Park & Gardens is an education destination like no other. A natural oasis located in the heart of downtown San Jose, the Guadalupe River Park & Gardens features 254 acres of park that include the Heritage Rose Garden, the Historic Orchard, a community garden, and 2.6 miles of trail that runs adjacent to the Guadalupe River. The GRPG provides a natural outdoor laboratory for science experiments and offers a creative and dynamic atmosphere for learning.
A customizable education…
A learning adventure…
A healthier community…
An ongoing interest…
|Resource Guides from the Past
Help preserve a portion of the old Santa Clara Valley when orchards stretched across the valley floor. We are looking for volunteers to help ma...Read More...
Join Guadalupe River Park Conservancy for a day of environmental stewardship as we remove debris from the river channel before rain carries it t...Read More...
Want to have a healthy, lush yard while using less water, fertilizers, and herbicides? Join us and Master Gardener Marianne Mueller to lea...Read More...
Join us and Gardening Instructor Sherri Bohan for a wonderful Summer Gardening workshop! Expand your current knowledge about gardening to create ...Read More...
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