School & Group Field Trips Grades K - 2

Seek and Explore

Looking for a memorable, educational experience for your K-2 students? Look no further than the Environmental Education Center. Our Exploration Field Trips inspire kids (and adults alike) to let their imagination and curiosity lead them on daily exploration through the world around them and the classroom of life. Select from our many topics begin and let the adventure begin. Connect with Program Coordinator to learn more.


What’s the buzz? Discover the secret life of pollinators and how they use their bodies to gather pollen. Using magnifying glasses you’ll get a close-up-look at how flowers and plants attract pollinators and facilitate the pollination process.


Plant Cycle: Flora of the Sonoran Desert

Budding botanists learn the basic structure and functions of plants while exploring the diversity of flora found in the Sonoran Desert. Class focuses on the plant cycle and students track observations in a garden journal.


Cacti, Mountains and Hiking… Oh My!

Journey through Veterans Oasis Park as you discover the hidden gems of the Sonoran Desert. Using pictographs, pictures and words you’ll learn to define common objects, organisms and natural events that occur in the desert environment.


Solar System

Set your sights on clear skies as you journey along Chandler’s Solar System Walk. This shining tour is designed to introduce stargazers to astronomy and familiarize them with the sun, planets and star clusters. Travelers will also discover the impact constellations have on technology and space travel.


Habitats of the Sonoran Desert

It’s a desert discovery day! Trek Veterans Oasis Park to discover the various habitats found in the Sonoran Desert. Enjoy the sights and sounds of native plants and wildlife as you explore the park.


Earth Day

It’s easy being green! In pursuit of all things green, enjoy a fun-filled day of learning to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. Class focuses on recycling and protecting Earth’s natural resources.


Animals of the Sonoran Desert:  Classification

Are your animal instincts telling you it’s time to boost the fun factor? Transform an average school day into outdoor fun. Walk on the wild side to explore the behaviors and habitats of the Sonoran Desert. Class focuses on taxonomy classification.


Natural Resources

Get a closer look at our precious natural resources and learn how they can be used as a clean form of energy. Explore hands-on energy activities.


Scientific Careers

Investigate what it’s like to be a scientist and explore different scientific fields as you design and conduct a technological solution to a common scientific problem. Through hands-on activity and conversation young scientists will be able to describe the development of different technologies and how they have had an impact on our society. 



Take weather by storm and discover the thrilling meteorological patterns of the Sonoran desert. Through hands-on activity and conversation future forecasters will identify temperature, wind, precipitation and storms. Come rain or shine students will learn how weather impacts our daily lives.