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Registration is Now Open
for the 2014-15 School Year

We recommend booking early as spaces do fill up. Call 408-356-4945 x12 now to reserve a spot!

Programs Complement the California State Science Standards

Bring your class or group to YSI's Science and Nature Centers
for a hands-on nature based science program.

Can’t come to us?
YSI will bring them to you with
our At-School Program.



Overview

To schedule a program, call (408) 356-4945, x12

Pricing Information

Per Program Costs:
Duration Price
1/2 hour program $150
1 hour program $200
1-1/2 hour program $225
2 hour program $275
3 hour program $475

The programs below feature instructor-led small group stations, and are priced as follows:
Program Price
Ohlone Indians - Short Format $275
Moving, Exploding Earth $300

At-school Programs can be brought to your classroom. There is a 1.5 hour program minimum and an additional travel fee per visit for all At-school Programs.

Weekend Programs are scheduled according to YSI instructor availability. An additional fee may be charged.

Registration & Payment

• Register for all programs as far in advance as possible to guarantee availability.
• A credit card is required to guarantee your program date.
• Payment is due 30 days from date invoice sent.
• There is a $25 fee for any changes or cancellations.
• There are no refunds for programs cancelled less than 30 days prior to program date.
• We conduct programs rain or shine. Please dress appropriately.
• Prices listed as of 2010-11 school year. Fees and program content are subject to change.

Group Size

Programs are designed to be hands-on.
Pre-K - 2nd grade programs work best for groups of 25 or less.
3rd - 8th grade programs work best for groups of 35 or less. If your class size is larger, please discuss with us.

To schedule a program, call (408) 356-4945, x12

Programs
Description
Location
Level
Duration
Fee (in $)
Animal Photo

For more about Wildlife, YSI Recommends...
Animals and Their Adaptations
Find out how animals are built to survive.  Touch and examine live animals from a variety of taxonomic groups and learn about diet, ecological role, habitat, structure, and function.  Observe and discuss differences among the animals.
Alum Rock
Sanborn
Vasona

At-school
Pre-K .5 hours
$150
K-8th Grade 1 hour
$200
Pond Photo

For more about Water, YSI Recommends...
Life in a Pond
What’s special about animals that live where it’s wet and wild?  Learn about aquatic adaptations, food chains, and life cycles.  Touch and examine YSI’s live aquatic animals.
Alum Rock
Sanborn
Vasona

At-school
Pre-K .5 hours
$150
K-6th Grade 1 hour
$200
Insect Photo

For more about Insects, YSI Recommends...
Insects, Spiders and Other Arthropods
They’re not just “bugs,” they’re amazing animals.  Learn about arthropod structure, function, and life cycles; emphasis is on insects and differences between arthropod groups.  Touch and examine YSI’s live, not-so-creepy crawly animals.
Alum Rock
Sanborn
Vasona

At-school
Pre-K .5 hours
$150
K-6th Grade 1 hour
$200
Native American Photo

For more about Native Americans, YSI Recommends...
Ohlone Indians
Investigate the Native American relationship with the environment as you pound acorns, make rope, play Ohlone games, and search the forest for food and medicine. Small group instruction; long program includes hike.
Short Format:
Alum Rock
Sanborn
Vasona
At-school

Long Format:
Alum Rock
Sanborn
3rd-6th Grade
Short Format 1.5 hours
$275
YSI instructor and parent helpers lead stations, no hike.
Long Format 3 hours
$475
YSI instructors lead small group stations and hike.
Earthquake Photo

For more about Volcanoes, YSI Recommends...
Moving, Exploding Earth
Explore Earth’s layers, plate tectonics, and the rock cycle. Examine and identify rocks and minerals.
Geology walk included in 2 hour program.
Alum Rock
Sanborn
Vasona

At-school
2nd-8th Grade 1.5 hour
Vasona or
At-school
or
2 hour
at Alum Rock or
Sanborn
$300
Creek Photo

For more about Water, YSI Recommends...
Aquatic Habitat Exploration
Grab a net and explore an​ ​aquatic habitat. Examine the diverse aquatic animals that live there, and learn how these special animals adapt to their watery habitat.
Vasona 1st-8th Grade 1.5 hours
$225
Hummingbird Photo

For more about Biology, YSI Recommends...
Five Senses Nature Walk
Explore nature with all five senses. Learn about native plants and animals by seeing, smelling, hearing, touching, and even tasting your way down the trail.
Alum Rock
Sanborn
Vasona
Pre-K .5 hours
$150
     
K-2nd Grade 1 hour
$200
Trail Photo
Physics of Sound and Motion
Investigate the relationship of matter and energy. Experiment with paper airplanes, stomp rockets, and a variety of noisemakers in a study of motion, forces, and sound waves.
Alum Rock
Vasona

At-school
2nd-8th Grade 1.5 hours
$225

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