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In Everlasting Education's After School Ecology Hikes program, your student will get grounded while they connect with the natural beauty of Los Angeles and learn about the city's unique and diverse ecological and cultural history. 


While hiking the trails of Griffith Park, Elysian Park, and other nearby favorites, we will come into first hand contact with the fascinating history of the Los Angeles River Watershed. Over the course of 10 weeks, we will learn about the lives of native people, animals, and plants while figuring out how to interpret and navigate the massive development of the 20th century. 


Who: 5 - 10 year old students

Time: Thursdays, 4:00 - 6:00pm 

Drop Off: 3:45 - 4:00pm

Pickup: 6:00 - 6:15pm

Dates: 2/29 - 5/23/2024 (12 sessions)

Locations: Griffith Park, Elysian Park, the LA River, and LA State Historic Park


Here is a sample itinerary of what an Ecology Hike looks like: 

3:45 – 4:00 PM – Student Drop-off
4:00 – 4:15 PM – Opening Circle + Location Orientation
4:15 – 5:10 PM – Hike to a Point of Interest with a snack along the way
5:10 – 5:30 PM – Nature Connection Activity / LA History Discussion
5:00 – 5:15 PM – Hike back to the trailhead
5:45 – 6:00 PM – Closing Gratitude Circle
6:00 – 6:15 PM – Student Pick-up


All hikes include native plant identifcation, birding, bioblitzes, and other mindful ecology based observations and interpretation. 


Please email with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

Thursday Afternoon Ecology Hikes - Spring 2024

  • As an Earth Explorer, your student will be guided on fun-filled adventures through Los Angeles' unique natural environments to study the local ecology and learn about our city's rick history. 

    Some things that students can expect each week include:

    • trail hiking, 
    • nature games,
    • wildlife observation,
    • plant identification,
    • conversations about:
      • environmental ethics &
      • social-emotional learning,

    We will meet at a variety of locations throughout the east side of Los Angeles, ranging from Fern Dell in Griffith Park to Debs Park in Montecito Heights.

    Please inquire with for any more details about the program. 

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