Nature and Science Education Programs -
Engaging Bay Area Learners Since 1972

Environmental Volunteers offers a variety of fun and educational learning programs to support environmental education in schools and in the community. Each of our programs supports the organization's mission and philosophy. In addition, we have outlined 6 principals of sustainability which are incorporated throughout our programs, and all of our school programs also support teachers by aligning with the California State Educational Standards.

We also work with many partner organizations to reinforce our mission and alignment with education standards. Our partner collaborations and website ( bring a continuum of environmental science education to our students.

Why We Are Passionate About Collaboration

Click here to see the results of a study demonstrating how coordinated science education programs have led to significant increases in student learning.


The EcoCenter in the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve is a community resource for environmental education with learning programs, events, and activities for all ages.

School Programs

Our school programs support the work of K-8 teachers in San Mateo and Santa Clara county schools. Each program consists of multiple hands-on learning activities brought directly to the classroom. Teachers may also request a follow-up field trip to reinforce the classroom lessons. All of our school programs are provided by a dedicated team of trained volunteers.


Learn about Environmental Volunteers events, benefits, volunteer activities and fun opportunities to explore nature.

First Fridays for Homeschoolers

Hands-on Science and Nature Learning at the EcoCenter

Wake Up to Nature 2017

Enjoy breakfast and inspiring stories about the impact of environmental education in our community!