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Outdoor Environmental

Science Program (OESP)

 

Program Summary

Our engaging homeschool Outdoor Environmental Science Program (OESP), provides an interactive, outdoor environmental education experience. This is a drop-off program. We utilize our river, famous Heritage Rose Garden, Historic Orchard, and exhilarating park as tools to teach exciting educational themes.

 

Students will explore the natural world through a variety of topics covering everything from the smallest pollinator to the tallest trees. Our lessons structurally encourage students to form their own connection with nature, while reinforcing environmental objectives and concepts.

 

The OESP is proud to be an activity-based, question-driven program with the newest Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as a model.


 

Program Themes & Details

 

2017 – 2018 Class Themes

September: Wacky Water Systems

October: Adaptations

November: Super Sustainability

December: Jr. Geologists

January: Environmental Truth Seekers

February: Green Thumb Gardening

March: Fantastic Flora

April: Climatic Curiosity

May: Biodiversity

 

 

Program Details

 

When

Classes are held on Mondays and Thursdays

Time

1:30 – 3:00 PM

Location

Guadalupe River Park & Gardens Visitor and Education Center, 438 Coleman Ave., San Jose, CA 95110

Age

Designed for children ages 5-12.

Cost

Class dues are $15 per student per class for Friends of GRPC ($50/year donation) or $20 per student per class for non-members.

Other Important Information

This is a drop-off program. The same lesson is taught each day of the week; lessons change on a weekly basis.

 

 

Welcome Ocean Grove, Connecting Waters, and Valiant families! GRPC is a registered vendor. If you’re interested in using these 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.


Cancellation & Refund Policy

GRPC cancellation policies are based on our investment in staff, course planning, as well as materials and equipment purchases before your course. We cannot recover our expenses if you cancel. Short-notice cancellations often prevent others from attending. Nevertheless, we understand that the needs of families may change during the year.

 

Program Refunds: All refunds and changes are subject to a $5 processing fee per program. There are no refunds, credits, cancellations, or changes less than two weeks prior to the start of the program. A full refund will be given for any program cancelled by GRPC. No refunds will be issued once a program begins.

 

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