Environmental Education

Oracle State Park Offers Environmental Education Programs to Schools

Are you looking to schedule an environmental education program? Take a look at the programs we offer at Oracle State Park. The Oracle Odyssey and Oracle Adventure are interactive programs that encourage students to connect with the local natural and cultural history. These programs bring ecological concepts learned in the classroom into a real world context. Call (520) 896-2425 for more information.

The Oracle Adventure: An Environmental Education Program for Grades 1-3

The Oracle Adventure offers an environmental awareness program specifically designed for sensory learning. This participatory and interactive field trip focuses on developing an awareness of nature through the senses. Appreciation of the natural world and our relationship to it is emphasized during a series of hands-on activities along a trail in the 4000 acre park. Park rangers and trained docents will guide the students during the 90 minute program, as they explore the oak-grassland and learn to use all of their senses in this exploration. Teachers receive a packet with pre-visit and post-visit classroom activity suggestions to further enhance the on-site experience. 

The Oracle Odyssey: An Environmental Education Program for Grades 4-6

The Odyssey sparks curiosity, challenges students to think about the environment in new ways, and encourages students to consider simple positive actions that contribute to healthy environment. The Oracle Odyssey focuses on habitat and interrelationships and includes the study of humans as an integral part of the natural community.

Teachers receive a packet with complete pre-visit and post-visit lesson plans. The materials contain specific key concepts, teacher background information, and student activity sheets. During their field studies, students are guided by park rangers in a series of activities along a trail in the 4,000 acre park. This 2 1/2 hour program of hands-on activities brings ecological concepts learned in the classroom into a real world context.