Education Programs

The Corvallis Environmental Center is providing a variety of in-person programs with a lens of STEAM education. We will teach nature and gardening lessons through stories, games, art, and science investigations.


We have engaging virtual content on our CEC Connects page- Check it out.

Are you looking for preschool programs? Check out NaturePlay!

Please note: Program schedules, topics, and format are subject to change due to Covid-19 impacts and guidance.

Your child's safety is our #1 priority. To see our Covid-19 protocol click here: 

Garden Environ-Mental Sciences (GEMS)


Mondays 9:00 - 3:00 pm

Garden and Environ-Mental Science (GEMS) is the Corvallis Environmental Center’s innovative new outdoor STEAM program! Children grades 1st-5th, will gain an ecological mindset following the changing of the seasons, while exploring Starker Arts Garden for Education (SAGE) and local natural areas. Environmental and garden education are paired together to enhance knowledge of natural resource systems, build critical thinking skills, and help students form a connection to their environment. We will explore topics ranging from life cycles and urban wildlife to garden ecosystems and nutrition.


This 10 week session will start on September 20th and conclude on November 22nd!

Garden Adventures (K-5)


Fridays 2:15 - 4:15 pm

As leaves fall and the rain comes, the garden takes on new life. Come and discover everything that our SAGE garden has to offer as we study topics such as decomposition, invertebrates, soil, and of course food! Each week your child can learn science, make art, get their hands dirty, and explore the wonders of the garden. These classes will enhance your child’s learning with hands-on connection to nature, food, math, science, and more!


This 6 week session will start on October 8th and ends on November 19th!

*There is no class on Friday, November 5th because the school district is closed for conferences*