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Educational Programs /Preschool Programs

Pre-registration is required.  Call (562) 570-1745.

YOUNG EXPLORERS TOUR

Looking to learn more about nature or earn an environment-themed badge? Register your group for a naturalist-led exploration of the Nature Center’s diverse habitats. 1 ½ hour program. $6 per person. 

BEETLE BRIGADE
Join us for a hands-on, sensory exploration of nature. We’ll use our “owl eyes,” “rabbit ears,” and “coyote noses” to experience the unique patterns, textures, shapes, and colors around us. Ages 3-5. 1 ½ hour program. $5 per person.

DISCOVERY TOURS
Teachers, explore the Nature Center trails with your students on a naturalist-guided tour. You’ll make discoveries through hands-on investigation and activities designed to support the Academic Content Standards at your grade level. Two hour program. Grades K-4, $7 per person. Grade 5, $8 per person.

EXPLORE THE SHORE - 5TH GRADE TOUR
Sponsored by El Dorado Nature Center and the City of Long Beach’s Adopt-A-Beach program. In this hands-on, two-hour program, students will use scientific tools and instruments to discover how water sustains all life on earth, and how the water cycle shapes our local watershed and affects the marine ecosystem. Available at Granada Beach or Cherry Beach. 2-hour program. $8 per person.

PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS 

PARENT & ME WORKSHOPS
Ages: 18 months - 5 years. 10-11:30 a.m. $20 per class. Bring your imagination and sense of adventure as you and your child celebrate the seasons with a special morning of crafts, stories, songs, and outdoor exploration. Parent participation required.

Lucky Charms
30780 Wednesday, March 13 Let’s look for all the colors of the rainbow as we search for objects to make our own magical charms, inspired by the beauty of spring.

Baby Animals!
30781 Wednesday, April 10 It’s time for Mother Nature’s baby shower! Let’s celebrate spring by learning about all the wee ones born, hatched, or spawned at the Nature Center.

The Enchanted Forest
30782 Wednesday, May 8 Calling all fairies, gnomes and mythical beings. We’ll build tiny, cozy homes for our magical friends out on the trail and learn new ideas to try in our own backyards.

TALES & TRAILS
Ages: 18 mos-5 yrs. 10-11:30 a.m. $20 per class. Investigate the incredible, changing, natural world with your child, while discovering creatures large and small. Stories, songs, and nature play are all a part of this fun-filled class. Parent participation required. 30783 March 27 30784 May 22.