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.
Sonoran Sunset Series
Dusk Jockey, anyone? Head over to Veteran's Oasis Park with your blankets, chairs, and coolers to enjoy a free concert under the stars. Outside the Line delivers an exhilarating live performance of soulful hits from multiple eras. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as current COVID-19 guidelines will dictate our maximum capacity at the concert.
Nature Photo Contest
Jan. 31 submission deadline
Picture yourself a winner! We’re looking for photos that showcase the awe-inspiring nature of the City of Chandler. Photos can be a powerful wildlife shot, a stunning landscape, or whatever nature means to you. Both amateurs and professionals alike are welcome to submit photos. You can also vote online daily for your favorite images.
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, encourage self-reliance, produce nutritious food, and create 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 if forward and help the City’s garden flourish by volunteering. The Helpful Hands garden volunteer program is available year-round and meets Fridays, 8 a.m. to noon.
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.