Our engaging Community Homeschool Investigators of the River Park (CHIRP) Program provides an interactive, outdoor environmental education experience. This is a drop-off program in which we utilize the Guadalupe River, famous Heritage Rose Garden, Historic Orchard, and exhilarating park as tools to teach exciting educational themes. Our students build a community with one another by working together on experiments, observations, and hands-on activities.
Lessons take place outdoors, but will be moved indoors in the case of inclement weather. Our lessons structurally encourage students to form their own connection with nature while reinforcing environmental objectives and concepts.
CHIRP is proud to be an activity-based, question-driven program with the newest Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as a model.
Weekly on Mondays, excluding GRPC-observed calendar holidays and office closures
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
GRPC Visitor & Education Center
438 Coleman Ave, San Jose 95110
Sign-In and Sign-Out takes place at the Visitor & Education Center Backyard Gate
Designed for children ages 5-12
CHIRP registrations may be purchased as full season packages, or as monthly series. Individual session costs are listed below:
Member Households: $30 per student per session
Non-Member Households: $40 per student per session
Other Important Information
This is a drop-off program; students are expected to be able to attend class independently and respectfully. Programs and POs for future dates available upon request; please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- 1. Copy us when you request the funds from your education specialist.
- 2. Your education specialist will send us the Purchase Order(s) for your child(ren).
- 3. We will then send you our payments page for the $30/semester/child registration fee and our Family Information Form.
- 4. Once we receive your registration fee(s) and you have completed our form, we will send you a confirmation email.
Please note that your spot is reserved only when you have completed our form and paid your registration fee. All registration will be on a first come, first serve basis. As such, we recommend you reach out to your education specialist prior to registration opening.
|Full Fall/Winter 2023 Season Package||$370.00||$510.00|
|Full Spring 2024 Season Package||$490.00||$670.00|
|September||9/11, 9/18, 9/25||Energy & Physics||$120/non-members, $90/members|
|October||10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30||Geography & Geology||$160/non-members, $120/members|
|November||11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27||Habitats & Ecosystems||$160/non-members, $120/members|
|December||12/4, 12/11, 12/18||Zoology & Population||$120/non-members, $90/members|
SPRING 2024 SEASON THEMES & PRICING
|January||1/8, 1/22, 1/29||Hydrology & Watersheds||$120/non-members, $90/members|
|February||2/5, 2/12, 2/26||Chemistry & Matter||$120/non-members, $90/members|
|March||3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25||Lifecycles & Development||$160/non-members, $120/members|
|April||4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29||Botany & Gardening||$200/non-members, $150/members|
|May||5/6, 5/13, 5/20||Anatomy, Adaptations, & Wellness||$120/non-members, $90/members|