Homeschool Fridays

Program Overview

If you are a parent or coordinator to Homeschool students, Environmental Volunteers invites you to participate in our monthly hands-on science programs at our EcoCenter in Palo Alto.


Our programs are specifically designed for homeschool learners from ages 6-11 who are interested in natural sciences. Discover our special interactive program with lessons about marine ecology, forest and foothills ecology, water conservation, power generation, and more!


Docents will lead students through fun, hands-on educational activities, and students will have the opportunity to ask questions and explore topics at their own pace.


When: First and Third Friday of every month from October through May
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Location: EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA (view map)
Program Fee: $5 per child, per session


Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

October 6 or 20, Investigation: Explore the environment and practice skills in observation, communication, and data collection.

November 3 or 17, Structure and Function: Discover the variety of structures living things have for movement from a flying bird, to a running deer, to a swimming fish or even swaying grasses.

December 1 or January 19, Water on the Move: Explore the various qualities of water and how that makes it a vital part of our environment.

February 2 or 16, Foothills Ecology: Learn about the variety of habitats and animals that can be found in the California foothills, from grasslands to redwood forests.

March 2 or 16, Marine Ecology: Learn about how the adaptations of a variety of marine life, from tide pool creatures to the largest marine mammals, enable them to survive.

April 6 or 20, Power Generation: Explore how we generate electricity and learn about the trade-offs, including the environmental impacts of wind, water, and solar energy.

May 4 or 18, Human Impacts: Take an in-depth look at how we impact the environment through our waste – how is it generated, what problems it creates, and most importantly what we can do to make a positive change for the future.