School-Based Programs

After School Programs

In School Programs

Watershed Explorers

After-School Programs

ACCPF brings The Outdoor Connection, a trailside learning center, to your school or a site within walking distance. Our Nature Art program is a series of one-day nature art workshops for youth. Nature art workshops using organic materials found in nature—instruction provided by ACCPF staff. In our Nature Science program, we adapt our Watershed Explorers and Curiosity Kids curriculum for out-of-school enrichment and fun. Nature science programs aim to protect our environment by involving youth in hands-on learning about healthy ecosystems, the Napa watershed, and the human impact on our surrounding habitats. In our Nature Play program we use the concepts of loose parts play with natural materials in an outdoor setting, promoting a connection with the natural world.
Young teen girl creating nature art
women in a classroom taking a selfie

In-School Programs

ACCPF works with schools and teachers to support hands-on learning for students of all ages. Contact us for information about field days, in-class presentations, walking field trips, nature scavenger hunts and more. 

Schedules fill early and are first come, first served. For opportunities to schedule a visit, contact the American Canyon Community & Parks Foundation staff at joy@acparks.org.

 

 

Watershed Explorers

The ACCPF Watershed Explorers program is designed for third through fifth-grade elementary students in American Canyon that enhances curriculum standards in environmental science, biology, chemistry, and more. Watershed explorers utilize The Napa River Bay Trail, Wetlands Edge trailhead, the heart of the American Canyon outdoor community. This beautiful spot is one of the most biodiverse areas of the San Francisco Bay Area and is easily accessible to the community. Students participate in a three-part series focused on protecting and learning about our watersheds. Watershed Explorers aims to protect our environment by getting students involved in hands-on learning about healthy ecosystems, water quality, plant and animal lifecycles, and the human impact on our surrounding habitats.
children looking at a pond

Watershed Explorers Trainee

The ACCPF Watershed Explorers mini course is designed for first through third-grade elementary students in Napa County and enhances curriculum standards in environmental science, biology, and more. Watershed explorers utilize The Napa River Bay Trail, and Wetlands Edge trailhead. This beautiful spot is one of the most biodiverse areas of the San Francisco Bay Area and is easily accessible to the community. Students participate in a two-part series focused on observing, protecting, and learning about our local watershed.

Schedules fill early and are first come, first served. For opportunities to schedule a visit, contact the American Canyon Community & Parks Foundation staff at joy@acparks.org.

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