Home to nature-oriented educational programs, all aspects of green living and exhibits, the Environmental Education Center is the perfect place to learn about the wonders of nature and experience the great outdoors.
Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration
Show Mother Earth some love by driving through Chandler's annual Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebration. This free, family-friendly event goes virtual and includes Grab & Go Bags filled with hands-on crafts and activities that promote a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
City Nature Challenge
April 30 to May 3
Get outside and discover what’s living in your backyard, park, or nearby natural area while also helping the scientific community. City Nature Challenge is a four-day, global bio blitz, where cities from around the world compete to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people.
Helpful Hands Community Garden
Fridays 9 to 11 a.m.
Sow it forward and help Chandler’s Community Education Garden flourish. Volunteers are needed to assist with the year-round maintenance and sustainability of the garden. All levels of experience are welcome. Volunteers under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
An in-town oasis for exploration, the Environmental Education Center is a place to discover learning through adventure. Located in the heart of Southeast Chandler, the Center is dedicated to offering affordable recreation and leisure opportunities, with an emphasis on nature, science and the environment. From yoga in the park to Sonoran Desert garden maintenance to “Meet the Creature” exhibits, there are a variety of ways to connect with your natural surroundings. Enjoy art, science, fitness and outdoorsmanship. Discover why the Environmental Education Center was named Best Nature Center by Best Things Arizona by exploring our Break Time Recreation Guide or Calendar of Events.
Community Demonstration Garden
Dig in and do a world of good in the City’s new Demonstration Garden. A shared vision of the community’s residents and educators, the Garden serves as a catalyst for social interaction, encourages self-reliance, produces nutritious food, and creates opportunities for exercise, education, and fun. This unique garden invites both children and adults to explore nature in all seasons through interaction with plants and natural materials.
Sow it forward and help the City’s garden flourish by volunteering. The Helpful Hands garden volunteer program is available year-round and meets Fridays, 9 to 11 a.m.
School & Group Field Trips
An adventure brought to life to life; the EEC offers grade-specific activities designed to complement educators’ lesson plans while providing an interactive learning environment that’s adaptable to all learning styles.