Welcome to the Natural Science Classroom!

The Natural Science Classroom offers a wide variety of environmental science education programs for students of all ages and abilities. Each program offers an interactive presentation, hands-on activities and teacher resource materials. These programs are designed to support your classroom curriculum by providing lessons aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). We strive to provide students with memorable sensory and scientific practices that will encourage young people to continue investigating and exploring the natural world around them.

View our Natural Science Classroom Brochure (PDF)

Read more about the Natural Science Classroom programs.

Scheduling a Program

Submit an online request form. You may also call our Education Office at (925) 947-6712 or email us. Enrollment is limited; please schedule early for the best selection of dates. Our programs are not limited to what you see in our brochure. Please contact us with special requests via email or phone 925-947-6712.

The Natural Science Classroom at The Gardens at Heather Farm provides fee-based and sponsored education programs to students of all ages and abilities. Sponsored education programs are made possible through the generous support of various agencies, foundations and organizations. As a result, eligibility for the programs varies from year to year. A sponsor’s eligibility requirements may include schools within a certain geographic area, or be limited to certain courses and time periods or to certain types of schools. The Gardens at Heather Farm is unable to guarantee that a particular sponsored program will be available. Schools eligible for sponsored programs will be notified when their online request form is received. All class reservations are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.

Booking Guidelines

  • Maximum group size is 30 students; multiple classes cannot be combined
  • A minimum of two programs is required per visit to your school
  • All field trips require one adult for every five children
  • Teachers and chaperones are responsible for students at all times

Special Programs

Our programs can be tailored to meet the needs, interests and abilities of any group, including home-school programs, day-care classes and scout troups. Let us know if your students have special needs, or if there is a special emphasis you would like during the program.

Cancellations/Rescheduling

Program fees will be refunded if cancellations are made at least four weeks prior to your reserved date. In the event of inclement weather, programs will be held indoors or rescheduled if possible.

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