Homeschool Fridays Program

Program Overview

For all homeschool and at-home learning students.

Environmental Volunteers’ Homeschool Program for 2021/2022 is intended for children aged 6-11. Our focus this year will continue to be outdoor experiences and field trips, designed to help students and their families get to know the amazing Open Space Areas right here in the Bay Area, guided by a knowledgeable and experienced field trip leader. Careful precautions will be taken to make these field trips as covid-safe as possible.*   

Because of the changing dynamics of the Covid-19 situation, we are only registering one season at a time; we are currently registering for the Fall 2021 Season only. Additional information about the upcoming seasons will be posted on this page shortly.

The Homeschool Fridays Program for the Fall will begin October 15th at Ulistac Nature Preserve in Santa Clara. Each month will have one regularly scheduled program, at a different location each month, but additional dates are available by appointment. Families are welcome to register for as many programs as they’d like. The field trips are open to all children ages 6 and older.

When: Third Friday of the Month (except December, March and June)
Time: 9:30AM-11:30AM (except March)**

Program Fee: $8 per child, per session (scholarships available)
Registration/Payment Deadline: 1 week prior to each session (payment is not accepted on-site)

*Before registering, please review the precautions and requirements for participation:

  • All participants must agree to wear a mask at all times
  • Each group will be led by a EV field trip leader, with at least one additional adult/parent chaperone
  • Each family should register for their own children; please do not register for children that are not members of your own household or for whom you are not the legal guardian of.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the nature of the trails we’ll be exploring, strollers are not permitted and younger siblings are strongly discouraged. Families/groups are responsible for their own transportation to/from each site. Any questions, please contact Toby (schoolprograms@evols.org).

Virtual “classroom” style lessons are also available for homeschool and independent learning students. Read more here>

Calendar for 2021-2022 School Year:

Exact locations subject to change, depending on weather and Covid-19 conditions

September: Palo Alto Baylands – Ecology Focus. By appointment only. See map.

October 15th: Ulistac Nature Preserve, Santa Clara. See map.

November 19th: Foothills Nature Preserve, Palo Alto. See map.

December 10th: Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve. See map.

January 21st: Los Gatos Creek Trail and Percolation Ponds. See map.

February 18th: Almaden Lake Park and Los Alamitos Creek Trail. See map.  

**March 25th: Fitzgerald Marine Reserve from 11:30am-1:30pm. See map.

April 15th: Huddart Park, Woodside. See map.

May 20th: Los Trancos Open Space Preserve – Earthquake focus. See map.

June 10th: Windy Hill Open Space Preserve, Portola Valley. See map.