Backyard Classroom

Academics Courses

Welcome to the Backyard Classroom online classes. We are excited to bring our many years of hands-on academic outdoor education experience to the online learning world. Course options for reading, science, and math get kids engaged through creative learning. Trackers Teachers guide them to pull these real-world activities into our live online classroom with small groups. In the Backyard Classroom, many classes are interdisciplinary, integrating multiple subjects with real world learning.

How it Works

Most camps are 1-3 hours. All programs are Pacific Time (PT). They can be a single day or weekly series. Since our Trackers Teachers and Guides are online and your kids are at home, different programs ask different levels of guardian supervision.

Starting April 23rd you can get a discount when registering for multiple classes at once!

5-9 Classes – 10% off
10-19 Classes – 15% off
20+ Classes – 25% off
(To receive the discount all classes must be purchased at the same time. No exceptions or cancellations applied with discounts.)

When registering, be ready to commit to one of the following levels of supervision:

Phone On – Guardians must be in the same house with phone on for notifications. Example  – Martial Arts

Eyes On – Guardians must be close enough to observe. Ready to help. Example – Cooking

Hands On – Guardians with the camper to offer immediate help and co-guidance. Example – Woodcarving

Register for Backyard Classroom

Student GradeClassDate & TimePrice
4, 5Doc Fleener’s Garden Gnome Botany Adventures  
We learn how to identify, label, and map our neighborhood plants and discover how to tell their story and use them for food, tools, or even medicine. We train our eyes to see the world like botanists and observe all the ways earth’s ecosystems rely on the Plant Kingdom.

Supervision: Phone on

Term: Single day

May/28/2020May/28/2020 13:00:0014Add to cart1:00 pm2:00 pm
2, 3Doc Fleener’s Garden Gnome Botany Adventures  
From tree rings to bark, flowers, and leaves, we learn how to identify our neighborhood plants and how to tell their story. We will train our eyes to see the world like botanists and observe all the ways that forest ecosystems are connected.

Supervision: Phone on

Term: Single day

May/28/2020May/28/2020 11:00:0014Add to cart11:00 am12:00 pm
K, 1Doc Fleener’s Garden Gnome Botany Adventures  
Join us on an adventure as we collect and identify familiar plant friends from our backyards. We will learn how to see them all through the eyes of a professional botanist. This new power will unlock the ability to wield plants as food, tools, and even medicine!

Supervision: Phone on

Term: Single day

May/28/2020May/28/2020 09:30:0014Add to cart9:30 am10:30 am
4, 5Doc Fleener's Math Adventures  
Build and solve a math story with notorious puzzle maker DOC FLEENER that will add and subtract at every turn! We sneak through spooky crypts and haunted mansions, unlocking treasure chests and battling dragons, all with addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fraction, and geometry challenges cleverly woven throughout the story. It’s Math Magic!

Supervision: Phone on

Term: Single day

May/27/2020May/27/2020 13:00:0014Add to cart1:00 pm2:00 pm
2, 3Doc Fleener's Math Adventures  
Build and solve a math story with notorious puzzle maker DOC FLEENER that will add and subtract at every turn! We sneak through spooky crypts and haunted mansions, unlocking treasure chests and battling dragons, all with addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fraction, and geometry challenges cleverly woven throughout the story. It’s Math Magic!

Supervision: Phone on

Term: Single day

May/27/2020May/27/2020 11:00:0014Add to cart11:00 am12:00 pm
K, 1Doc Fleener's Math Adventures  
Build and solve a math story with notorious puzzle maker DOC FLEENER that will add and subtract at every turn! We sneak through spooky crypts and haunted mansions, unlocking treasure chests and battling dragons, all with addition, subtraction, and geometry challenges cleverly woven throughout the story.

Supervision: Phone on

Term: Single day

May/27/2020May/27/2020 09:30:0014Add to cart9:30 am10:30 am
4, 5Doc Fleener’s Backyard Laboratory  
Science Mysteries
Physics! Chemistry! Biology! Oh my! Join our experienced scientists and naturalists as we blend science and art to make real magic right before your eyes! We break down the scientific process and introduce fun experiments that can be done right at home. We’ll explore those itching questions, such as: why IS the sky blue? What is water made of? And what IS the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow? ‘It doesn't stop being magic just because you know how it works.’ - Terry Pratchett

Supervision: Phone on

Term: Single day

May/26/2020May/26/2020 13:00:0014Add to cart1:00 pm2:00 pm
2, 3Doc Fleener’s Backyard Laboratory  
Science Mysteries
Join our experienced scientists and naturalists as we blend science and art to make real magic right before your eyes! We break down the scientific process and introduce fun experiments that can be done right at home. We’ll explore those itching questions, such as: why IS the sky blue? What is water made of? And what IS the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

Supervision: Phone on

Term: Single day

May/26/2020May/26/2020 11:00:0014Add to cart11:00 am12:00 pm
K, 1Doc Fleener’s Backyard Laboratory  
Science Mysteries
Join our experienced scientists and naturalists as we blend science and art to create our own backyard magic right before your eyes! We break down the scientific process and introduce fun experiments that can be done right at home! We’ll explore those itching questions, such as: why IS the sky blue? What is water made of? And what IS the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

Supervision: Phone on

Term: Single day

May/26/2020May/26/2020 09:30:0014Add to cart9:30 am10:30 am

Awesome Skills
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Fun Adventures From
Expert Guides

Trackers Guides are experts in their field.

Our instructors create learning connections by inspiring fascination with the natural world.

In addition to background checks, they have multiple certifications and are constantly seeking new opportunities to expand their knowledge base. 

Our expertise comes not only from certified courses, but from a real passion for education and learning, which we’ve built by leading outdoor camps and classes over the past 15 years. 

We’re still dedicated to creating that Trackers Village, where instructors can celebrate their passion for outdoor education and make a living and receive a reliable wage and healthcare.

 

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