Wild Explorers Afterschool


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    Wild Explorers Afterschool



    After the school day ends, join us for a walk on the wild side of science. Participants will spend 2 hours at Swaner from 3:30 to 5:30 one day a week during the 3-week session to learn more about nature and the science that powers it. Participants should be enrolled based on their current grade level.

    Each day includes a small snack, outdoor time, and hands-on activities.  Participants should come dressed and prepared for the weather each day.

    Registration for October's session is now open

    October: Stranger Things

    Registration opens on Monday, October 4th at 9am

    November: Preparing for Winter


    Program runs from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.  The cost for each 3-week session is $60 per participant.

    Theme K-2nd Grade 3rd-5th Grade

    October: Stranger Things

    Nature is no stranger to peculiar, interesting, and sometimes spooky science! From curious creatures to bizarre botany, participants will investigate the oddities of the natural world during this spooktacular session.

    Mondays: October 4, 11, &18

    Wednesdays: October 6, 13, & 20

    November: Preparing for Winter 

    Winter weather is "snow" joke for animals on the Preserve. Come learn about different ways animals (and people!) adapt to the changing season!

    Mondays: November 1, 8, & 15 

    Wednesdays: November 3, 10, & 17

    December: theme coming soon!  

    Mondays:  November 29, December 6, & December 13

    Wednesdays:  December 1, 8, & 15


    Fee waivers are available on a first come, first served basis.  To apply for a fee waiver, please fill out the online application.  You will receive an update about your application within 1 week of receipt. If you have any questions, please contact Katherine Veeder at katherine.veeder@usu.edu or (435)797-8942.

    Cancellations will receive a 50% refund only if your spot can be filled from the waitlist. If your spot cannot be filled, you will not receive a refund. No refunds will be given for days missed during the session. If a cancellation is necessary due to a COVID-19 exposure, please contact Katherine Veeder directly at katherine.veeder@usu.edu or (435)797-8942.
    Registrations are nontransferable.

    Katherine Veeder

      Name: Katherine Veeder

      Position: Director of Education

      E-mail: Katherine.Veeder@usu.edu

      Phone: 435-797-8942