Before/After School STE(A)M

We are so enjoying creating, exploring, and investigating with your children this school year! Our NatureLab offers a unique opportunity for children of all ages to engage with the changing world around us through STE(A)M-based projects and exploration.

We are currently collecting information from families new to the NatureLab who are interested in before/after school programs at TPES and PBES for the coming school year. Let us know if you and your child are interested in exploring during the 2023-2024 school year by filling out this survey.

Beyond the projects, each child is encouraged to explore the wider world; be it building forts, studying flora & fauna, collecting rocks, sampling wild plants, playing outside, interacting with friends, or getting their hands dirty making and creating.

We start each month with an overarching theme and plan each day of the week with a standalone project. So whether your child participates one day a week or five, before or after or on a weekend, each day is different. 

A core element of our afterschool program since 2013, we meet our TPES/PBES Kindergarten through 5th grade students at their schools at dismissal. We then enjoy a snack, play at the park, head toward a hands-on project, or explore our city.

As always, the NatureLab includes both open and structured programs to nimbly and creatively respond to the individual needs and interests of the children in our program. 

the NatureLab offers a morning track, an afternoon track, and a combined morning and afternoon track. (Information is for the current school year. We may change programs and costs for the 2023-2024 school year)

Discounts for siblings/besties/cousins and "teacher" families are available as follows:

  • 10% sibling discount code: !SIBLINGS!
  • 15% teacher family discount code: educator
  • Need based accommodations

    We are monitoring the ongoing COVID conditions in our community to determine the safest ways to run both indoor and outdoor classes. As of right now, we are wearing masks when we are inside but masks are optional outside.

    Feel free to email us with any questions or requests at We look forward to seeing you!