Homeschool Group Programs

Deer in the Nature Preserve

Bring your homeschool group on our beautiful nature preserve and explore the animals and plant life in a guided tour. Our staff is extremelly knowledgeable about the local wildlife and there is never a shortage of animals and plants to find and learn about. Every season brings new changes to the preserver - if you have questions about what to expect and how to prepare please give us a call.

Kids Viewing Resident Animal (Hawk) held by staff

Nature Area Tour

Bring your homeschool group to the Effie Yeaw Nature Center for a customized, educational tour of our Nature Study Area Preserve and introduction to one of our resident animals representing a native species of the Sacramento region. After your tour your group is invited inside the Nature Center for self-guided exploration of the museum exhibit and more native species of Sacramento wildlife. All ages are welcome on the tour, but the curriculum is designed for school-age children K-6th. 

Site: Effie Yeaw Nature Center
Length: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Days and Times Offered: Monday through Friday 
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. 

Note: It is helpful to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of your program to allow restroom breaks for your group and a prompt start time for your tour.

Fee: $130 per program
The base fee for the tour includes up to 18 people of all ages. There is an additional $10 per attendee charge for up to two more people, paid in advance. Up to a maximum of 20 people, including infants and toddlers, are allowed. Please see Homeschool Program Policies.

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Maidu Focus Nature Area Tour

Learn how the Valley Nisenan Maidu lived during this naturalist-guided tour of our replica Nisean Maidu village and Nature Preserve trails, highlighting plant and animal resources traditionally used. Students will explore and interpret replica Maidu artifacts. After your tour your group is invited inside the Nature Center for self-guided exploration of the museum exhibit. All ages are welcome on the tour, but the curriculum is designed for school-age children 3rd-5th. 

Site: Effie Yeaw Nature Center
Length: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Days and Times Offered: Monday through Friday 
9:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. 

Note:  It is helpful to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of your program  to allow restroom breaks for your group and a prompt start time for your  tour.

Fee: $130 per program
The base fee for the  tour includes up to 18 people of all ages. There is an additional $10  per attendee charge for up to two more people, paid in advance. Up to a  maximum of 20 people, including infants and toddlers, are allowed. Please see Homeschool Program Policies.

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