Our beloved Eco-Tours are back at our beautiful Coldwater Canyon Park! Available for small groups of up to 20 people.
The three age/grade-appropriate tours offer synchronous learning at its best and connect with NGSS concepts. With the use of storytelling, songs, riddles, movement and more. Our tours are educational, interactive and fun!
All of our staff have been vaccinated and get weekly covid tested, proof of negative test are available upon request.
All Eco-Tours include
- Tour through the trails at Coldwater Canyon Park led by a TreePeople educator
- Fun-filled activities that include interactive displays, hands-on learning, native plant identification and more
- Supplemental asynchronous BINGO activity sheet
- Link to Magical City Forest curriculum
Please visit ecotours.treepeople.org for available tour dates.
You must arrive 30 minutes before start time if your class is having a snack prior to the tour.
$10 per attendee (10 attendees minimum, up to 20 maximum – includes adults)
Kindergarten and 1st Grade - Riddles of the City Forest (1.5 hours)
This 1½-hour program takes students on a gentle hike to: visit the Dirt Doctors laboratory, receive a message from Waterdrop, discover trash-reducing items in our Treasure Chest, and plant tree seeds to grow the city forest. Through interactive games, and activities, students solve riddles about the city forest and how they can help it thrive. Each participant plants a seedling to take home (tree-care instructions included)
2nd - 4th Grade - Treasures of the City Forest (2.5 hours)
This 2½-hour program takes students on a treasure hunt in search of six Treasure Rings that symbolize natural cycles existing in the city forest. Students visit the Dirt Doctors laboratory, play the Air Exchange game and see rainstorms in our Urban Watershed Garden. The experience results in a better understanding of the city forest and how everyone can help it thrive. Each student also plants a seedling to take home (tree-care instructions included).
5th - 6th Grade - Solutions of the City Forest (1.5 hours)
This 1.5-hour program takes students on a specialized tour of the sustainable elements used at TreePeople’s Center for Community Forestry. Students will earn “medallions” as they determine which basic forest principle is at work throughout the park including solar panels, an underground cistern, native plants, drip irrigation, mulch and more. At the end, the medallions reveal the last, and perhaps most important forest principle that will empower students to take what they have learned and apply it to their own community.