Nature Detectives now features online classes. Send Janice  questions about our activities using the website contact form or by email at


Visions in Education  serves home school and independent study students living in Sacramento and several neighboring counties. Link to current schedule and fees here.  Order your eVoucher at their website.

Academy Learning Center offers various learning options for Sacramento communities. Visit their website here to enroll in Nature Detectives. Link here for week to week schedule.

Nature Detectives returning from an on campus program link here for direct  enrollment and week to week schedule. Your class meets online with nature discovery at home instead of our in-person after school programs.

Nature Detectives, flowers, magnifying glass, student, observationClass Description & Handouts

Fall 2020 classes begin in October. Our theme is Trees as Habitat Link to the Welcome packet to help prepare  students for class in advance. You will find  the following items:

  • Supply list
  • Word Play Words that describe your child’s sensory experiences will help build their vocabulary.
  • Citizen Science project websites – to extend learning.

Nature Detectives At Home 20-page booklet will be sent via email after receipt of enrollment fees.

Our Approach

Our classes are LIVE  using ZOOM. Each child will go outside for 30-40 minutes during class with their Discovery Journals to complete projects. They return to class to share questions and discoveries. **Journals remain the foundation of our program for creative expression, building literacy skills, learning the ‘visual language of nature”  and recording observations.. Nature Detectives measure, write, draw, listen to and share stories. We will also pose a “Question of the Week” each session, riddles and other FUN activities.

Nature Detectives Discovery Journals

We create new Journals on the first day of each new  themed session. (Fall, Winter, Spring) Their journals become a written record of each season’s projects and demonstrates the skills they have learned and experiences they have shared.