Friday Nature Explorers

Friday Nature Explorers is a wonderful introduction to the concepts of Nature Connection, Organic Farming, Permaculture and Conservation.

IMG_8078This class will meet for 8 weekly sessions at various outdoor locations to give the students the opportunity to learn from and about a variety of local environments.  Exploring these locations will include various hikes, plant identification, habitat restoration, and nature awareness, among other topics.

Payment and registration details below.

We recommend parents read Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature by Jon Young to get an inside glimpse of Earthroots mentoring philosophies.


WHO:  Children ages 5 and up.  We strive to maintain a ratio of no more than 6 students:1 Earthroots Mentor

WHERE: Various wilderness, beach, and organic farm locations in Orange and occasionally Riverside County

WHEN: Fridays, Oct 14-Dec. 9, 2016 (no class Nov 25), 9 am – 2 pm, class is
5 hours

HOW: Send a deposit of $100  to hold your spot or full payment with completed enrollment form (per family) and completed medical and release forms (per person).

  • Register by mail Send check and one Enrollment Form per family and one Medical Release Form per person to Earthroots PO Box 504 Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678
  • Register by email Send payment via Paypal to  Scan and email Enrollment Form & Medical Release Forms to Please bring hard copies to class.
  • Forms and payment need to be received at least one week prior to class to avoid late charges. Your registration is complete only when we have received Payment and Forms in our office. Registration is due at least one week in advance of class. Late registration may be accepted if space is available with an additional fee of $25 up to 2 business days before class.


One 8 week session (one day per week), cash, check, or Paypal is $600 per child.

To hold your child’s space in class, please send a Deposit of $100 at the time of enrollment. The remainder of the total class tuition fees due will be paid by the first day of the semester or when agreed upon, in monthly installments starting the first month of the semester. By enrolling as a full-program participant, you receive a discounted price because you are committing to the program. In doing so, you agree to pay for each class offered in that semester; you are responsible to pay for all 8 classes. Make the most out of your Earthroots experience, come to class! Please inquire about monthly installment rates.

If you prefer to pick and choose the classes you will be attending, you will need to pay the higher “Drop In” rate.

Charter School Rates 
$640 per child (for 8 week session)
Charter school funds are paid monthly via Purchase Orders
Inquiries welcome at

Drop In Policy $80 per child per class
**Drop-in classes are available for you to attend on an occasional basis, based on space available.  Please contact Staci Hansen at for more information.**

Family Participants
While we love having younger siblings and parents in attendance in our programs, and know that everyone benefits from a day exploring with Earthroots, we have a need to acknowledge our increased expenses and ask for your support.  In order to accommodate extra family members while keeping low student to instructor ratios Earthroots hires extra instructors, challenging our ability to cover our expenses. Starting in Fall 2013, we will be requesting family members attending with the enrolled student to offset this higher expense by making weekly donations.
Suggested weekly donation for additional attendees to our program is $10-30 per family.

Scholarship applications due two months prior to class start date.

Enrollment Information and Forms

To make a deposit or pay the full tuition, click on the PayPal button below. From there, you can use your PayPal account, or debit/credit card. For more information, go to Registration or call the Earthroots office (949)709-5777