ecology club

Welcome to the My Nature Lab Ecology Club, where we grow and nurture an intimate relationship with and understanding of the natural world around us. We believe in hands-on, meaningful life science lessons that not only meet state science standards but also inspire children to connect with and care about our Earth and all its flora and fauna. See below for plans and more info on what is included in club memberships!

Register for a single educational program here.

Our Virtual Lab life science classes meet live online each week in a private Zoom classroom. In the Virtual Lab, we take a closer look at the life around us, both in and out of the Lab. Our detailed biology lessons meet and exceed state science standards. Attend any and all age-appropriate classes as your schedule allows.

  • Life Scientists (recommended for ages 4-11): Life Science Lesson - Tuesdays, 10:30 am

  • Junior Biologists (recommended for middle and high school students): Biology Lesson - Tuesdays, 11:30 am

  • Animal Highlights (recommended for ages 4-11): In-depth look at animals - Wednesdays, 11:30 am

  • Virtual Lab Explorations (all ages): Lab/Local Animals - Thursdays, 10:30 am

  • Story Time (recommended for ages 4-11) - Thursdays, 11 am

- Level 1 -

Virtual Lab



- Level 2 -

Lab Explorations

Spend some time at My Nature Lab learning about and interacting with the Lab animals. Programs meet weekly and are limited to 8 participants. Masks required. (60 minutes)

  • Life Scientists Lab Explorations (ages 7 and up) - Mondays, 12:30-1:30 pm

  • Junior Biologists Lab Explorations (middle school and high school) - Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30 pm

- Level 3 -

Adventures in the Field

Join us in nature as we learn how to spot and identify local animals and their tracks, scat, and other signs. Be prepared to get wet and dirty! Meets at Marshall Trailhead. Programs meet weekly and are limited to 10 participants. Masks required when social distancing is not possible. (120 minutes)

  • Budding Biologists Adventures in the Field (recommended for ages 4-7, limited to 5 participants) - Mondays, 9-11 am

  • Life Scientists Adventures in the Field (recommended for ages 7-11) - Wednesdays, 9-11 am

  • Junior Biologists Adventures in the Field (recommended for ages 12 and up) - Thursdays, 7-9 pm


Level 4 includes all the content of the Virtual Lab and the in-person Lab Explorations (Level 2).

- Level 4 - 

Virtual Lab and

Adventures in the Field


Level 5 includes all the content of the Virtual Lab and the in-person Adventure in the Field (Level 3).

- Level 5 -

Virtual Lab and 

Adventures in the Field



- Level 6 -

Lab Explorations and

Adventures in the Field

Level 6 includes the in-person Lab Explorations (Level 2) and Adventures in the Field (Level 3).

- Level 7 -

Ecology Club Pack

This is the whole deal.  Level 7 includes the Virtual Lab (Level 1), Lab Explorations (Level 2), and Adventures in the Field (Level 3).  This is a great option for the kids that want it all.


educational programs

Whether we meet in the Lab or off the trail, we will learn something new, get up close and personal with the life around us, create lasting memories, and have fun!​ Select a membership level above and save! Educational programs are regularly $30 per 90-minute class. 

open lab hours

Join us at My Nature Lab for special, student-only Lab hours. Experience the Lab in a more intimate setting and see and hold animals rarely offered during normal Lab hours. Offered every 2nd and 3rd Saturday of each month from 4-6 pm. Drop-in available on first-come, first-served basis for $25.