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Spring Trimester Exploratory descriptions are listed below! (Registration is now CLOSED)

  • Spring Trimester Exploratories will begin on Tuesday, February 20.
  • Exploratories will meet 8 – 9 times, depending on the day of the week and the grade level.
  • Exploratories take place Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week.
  • Exploratories are divided into three age groups: Kindergarten, First – Third Grades, Fourth – Fifth Grades.
  • Registration must be completed and submitted online.

Registration for the Spring Trimester CLOSED on Tuesday, February 13.

*Please note that these are the exploratories being offered for the Spring Trimester (February 20 – May 3).

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Spring Trimester After-School Exploratories

Kindergarten Exploratories: Spring Trimester

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Animal Adventure – 1:20pm – 2:20pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Do you love animals? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to pet a cockroach or hold a slithering snake? Then this amazing Animal Adventure is the exploratory for you! Each week we will meet amazing animals, learn incredible animal facts, and witness awesome animal behaviors. Throughout the course you will have up-close encounters with live insects, arachnids, reptiles, and mammals. Our visits will also allow for hands-on opportunities with some of our animal friends, a fun art activity, and time to answer all of your animal related questions!

Cost: $190 (8 Classes) Class Dates: 2/26, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, (No Class 2/19, 3/5, 4/2)

Hip Hop – 1:20pm – 2:20pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
For girls & boys! For new & returning dancers! Catch on to the latest dance craze! Learn the basic techniques of dance and how to move to the beat. We promote a healthy life-style for kids by doing fun-physical activity that teaches kids to express themselves through music and movement.  This is a performance-based class, which helps students to gain confidence and self-esteem.  We teach age-appropriate dance routines to pop music and classics from the past! At the last class, a performance in costumes (that we provide) will be given for family and friends to show off your new moves!

Cost: $210 (9 classes) Class Dates: 2/20, 2/27, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1 (No Class 3/6, 4/3)

Silly Science – 1:20pm – 2:20pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Mrs. Diamond is back with this amazing, fun, and yes… SILLY SCIENCE exploratory! Make a tornado, recreate rainbows, and make it rain and snow inside the classroom with weather “FUNominum”. Snack on Newton’s gravity lessons making balls drop, fly, and shatter! Concoct eerie fog, green slime, and fake blood, exposing the secrets of special effects Hollywood Movies Wizards. Award-winning program will ignite your child’s curiosity. State Science Standards applied and aligned with FUN!

Cost: $210 + $25 Supplies Fee (9 classes) Class Dates: 2/22, 3/1, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3 (No Class 3/8, 4/5)

1st – 3rd Grade Exploratories: Spring Trimester

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Animal Adventure – 2:40pm – 3:40pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Do you love animals? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to pet a cockroach or hold a slithering snake? Then this amazing Animal Adventure is the exploratory for you! Each week we will meet amazing animals, learn incredible animal facts, and witness awesome animal behaviors. Throughout the course you will have up-close encounters with live insects, arachnids, reptiles, and mammals. Our visits will also allow for hands-on opportunities with some of our animal friends, a fun art activity, and time to answer all of your animal related questions!

Cost: $185 (8 Classes) Class Dates: 2/26, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, (No Class 2/19, 3/5, 4/2)

Hip Hop – 2:40pm – 3:40pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
For girls & boys! For new & returning dancers! Catch on to the latest dance craze! Learn the basic techniques of dance and how to move to the beat. We promote a healthy life-style for kids by doing fun-physical activity that teaches kids to express themselves through music and movement.  This is a performance-based class, which helps students to gain confidence and self-esteem.  We teach age-appropriate dance routines to pop music and classics from the past! At the last class, a performance in costumes (that we provide) will be given for family and friends to show off your new moves!

Cost: $205 (9 classes) Class Dates: 2/20, 2/27, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1 (No Class 3/6, 4/3)

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Playground Plus! – 2:40pm – 3:40pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
In the Playground Plus program for 1st – 3rd graders, students will get to play fun and creative games like Doctor Dodgeball, Steal the Bacon, and Capture the Flag! This physical and exciting class is perfect for student who want to practice and improve their athletic ability. During our sessions, we will learn, practice, and improve our playground skills like sportsmanship, creative thinking, and teamwork. However, the most important rule is to have fun, and we definitely bring the fun to this exploratory!

Cost: $150 (9 classes) Class Dates: 2/20, 2/27, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1 (No Class 3/6, 4/3)

Glass Art Fusion! – 1:10pm – 2:10pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Click here to view some student made glass art projects!
Growing Outdoors is proud to offer a unique art enrichment program to Brookside Students! During the 9 week workshop, students will learn the amazing world of fused glass art and mixed media and get an opportunity to create beautiful projects such as photo frame, candle holders, wall art, pendant and many more! Each workshop we will teach how to cut, shape and form glass and combine it with other media such as wood, canvas, acrylic paint and more. If you want to take your creative brain to the next level, then this is the exploratory for you!

Cost: $235 + $35 Materials Fee (9 classes) Class Dates: 2/21, 2/28, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2 (No Class 3/7, 4/4)

*Brookside provides a supervised lunch period for the students after dismissal before the exploratory begins at 1:10.

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Engineering Explorers Club – 1:10pm – 2:10pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
The engineering club is back with all new classes! Dive into the world of industrial, mechanical, civil, and aerospace engineering by designing, building, and testing a different build each week. Explore different geometric shapes, mechanical eggstreme defense vehicles, bottle rockets and more. Each week we’ll focus on developing problem solving, critical thinking, a peer collaboration skills. Discover and fuel your passion for engineering through Engineering For Kids’ Engineering Explorers Club!

Cost: $235 (9 classes) Class Dates: 2/21, 2/28, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2 (No Class 3/7, 4/4)

*Brookside provides a supervised lunch period for the students after dismissal before the exploratory begins at 1:10.


Readers/Writers Workspace – 2:10pm – 3:00pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Formerly known as “Homework Club”, Readers/Writers Workspace provides a structured and quiet area for students to go to after their exploratory and tackle their schoolwork before heading home. With a small staff to student ratio, we’re there to help keep students on task and focused so they can use their time wisely! If students need assistance in any particular area of study, be it writing, math, spelling, social studies, or general organizational skills, we can assist and coach! Parents are encouraged to communicate any specific areas of focus to our site coordinator so that we can help each student be most successful. Computers will be available for students who have online homework to complete. *Students should come prepared with a book to read each week.

On Wednesdays, add Readers/Writers Workspace after Glass Art Fusion or Engineering Explorers Club
Cost: $100 (50 minutes – 9 classes) Class Dates: 2/21, 2/28, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2 (No Class 3/7, 4/4)

Woodworking 2:40pm – 3:40pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
BEEP, BEEP, HONK, HONK! Make way for the Double Decker Bus!
A common sight in London and other European cities, used to transport more passengers than a single level bus, these buses are often open topped, giving tourists a better view for sightseeing. Your passengers can be seated upstairs or downstairs and you can store your special belongings in TWO secret compartments. Customize your bus with seats, headlights and exhaust to make it one of a kind. Plenty of cutting, sanding and gluing for this project. Take a trip to woodshop and build your very own classic Double Decker Bus!

Cost: $245 + $20 Materials Fee (9 classes) Class Dates: 2/22, 3/1, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3 (No Class 3/8, 4/5)

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World of Art! 2:40pm – 3:40pm
Calling all creative students! This art exploratory is just what you’ve been waiting for! Come join this creative adventure and make fun-filled art projects each week. Using different materials, students will learn incredible techniques to build their skills while having a blast! We’ll make different weekly projects to keep the adventure new and exciting while exploring a new idea, method, or even learning about a professional artist and why they’re special!

Cost: $160 + $20 Materials Fee (9 classes) Class Dates: 2/22, 3/1, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3 (No Class 3/8, 4/5)

4th & 5th Grade Exploratories: Spring Trimester

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Playground Plus! – 3:00pm – 4:00pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Playground Plus for 4th and 5th grade students is the ultimate playground experience! Not only will you get to play the classic playground games like dodgeball and kickball, you will also get to play, create, and build on new games, like Doctor Dodgeball, Norwegian Kickball, Ultimate Football, and/or Extreme Capture the Flag. In addition, we challenge our older students to set and accomplish their personal playground goals. Most importantly, this is a time to have fun on the playground and field with our friends. So, lace up your sneakers and come join us for some playground fun with other kids your age!

Cost: $135 (8 classes) Class Dates: 2/26, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, (No Class 2/19, 3/5, 4/2)

Yoga! – 3:00pm – 4:00pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Miss Kimberly is back for Yoga! Join this fun and inspiring yoga class designed specifically for 4th and 5th grade students! Learn tools to improve flexibility, and strength, build confidence and courage, and cope with stress, while engaging in creative yoga, mindfulness and meditation practices. New and returning students are welcome to develop and improv their yoga skills!

Cost: $185 (9 classes) Class Dates: 2/20, 2/27, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1 (No Class 3/6, 4/3)

Video Game Design! – 1:10pm – 2:10pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Join this fun and inspiring tech class is perfect your video game inspired student! In this exploratory, students will learn how to design and modify their own exciting arcade-style video games! They will learn how to control characters, objects, and outcomes in their games as they increase the difficulty level and add more features. Join the video game movement!

Cost: $195 (9 classes) Class Dates: 2/21, 2/28, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2 (No Class 3/7, 4/4)

*Brookside provides a supervised lunch period for the students after dismissal before the exploratory begins at 1:10.

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Glass Art Fusion! – 1:10pm – 2:10pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Click here to view some student made glass art projects!
Growing Outdoors is proud to offer a unique art enrichment program to Brookside Students! During the 9 week workshop, students will learn the amazing world of fused glass art and mixed media and get an opportunity to create beautiful projects such as photo frame, candle holders, wall art, pendant and many more! Each workshop we will teach how to cut, shape and form glass and combine it with other media such as wood, canvas, acrylic paint and more. If you want to take your creative brain to the next level, then this is the exploratory for you!

Cost: $235 + $35 Materials Fee (9 classes) Class Dates: 2/21, 2/28, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2 (No Class 3/7, 4/4)

*Brookside provides a supervised lunch period for the students after dismissal before the exploratory begins at 1:10.


Readers/Writers Workspace – 2:10pm – 3:00pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Formerly known as “Homework Club”, Readers/Writers Workspace provides a structured and quiet area for students to go to after their exploratory and tackle their schoolwork before heading home. With a small staff to student ratio, we’re there to help keep students on task and focused so they can use their time wisely! If students need assistance in any particular area of study, be it writing, math, spelling, social studies, or general organizational skills, we can assist and coach! Parents are encouraged to communicate any specific areas of focus to our site coordinator so that we can help each student be most successful. Computers will be available for students who have online homework to complete. *Students should come prepared with a book to read each week.

On Wednesdays, add Readers/Writers Workspace after Glass Art Fusion or Video Game Design
Cost: $100 (50 minutes – 9 classes) Class Dates: 2/21, 2/28, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2 (No Class 3/7, 4/4)

Woodworking 2:40pm – 3:40pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
BEEP, BEEP, HONK, HONK! Make way for the Double Decker Bus!
A common sight in London and other European cities, used to transport more passengers than a single level bus, these buses are often open topped, giving tourists a better view for sightseeing. Your passengers can be seated upstairs or downstairs and you can store your special belongings in TWO secret compartments. Customize your bus with seats, headlights and exhaust to make it one of a kind. Plenty of cutting, sanding and gluing for this project. Take a trip to woodshop and build your very own classic Double Decker Bus!

Cost: $245 + $20 Materials Fee (9 classes) Class Dates: 2/22, 3/1, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3 (No Class 3/8, 4/5)

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens on Wednesdays after school gets out before the exploratories begin?

Great question! After school gets out on Wednesdays and before our exploratories begin, there is a 25 minute window of time where Growing Outdoors provides lunch supervision on the quad. At 1:10 our staff gathers all of the students enrolled in our programs and gets the afternoon fun started!

What happens if my child participates in the AM/PM club at Mae Boyar Park?

At the end of each exploratory, Growing Outdoors staff will walk those children enrolled in AM/PM club from their exploratory to the appropriate location.

What do I do if my child has to miss an exploratory day?

Please call us as early as possible (before 11 is preferable!) at (818) 889-8383. The site coordinator (Sam) will be creating daily attendance sheets for each exploratory, so it would be helpful to have that information as early as possible. If a child that is expected does not show up for their exploratory, we will first check with the school to confirm that they were in attendance that day, and then we will call the parents to confirm their child’s safety.

Why are the exploratories divided into trimesters?

We feel that students will get the most out of each exploratory when they have consistent time to be with the same students and the same instructors to build a rapport. By making each trimester eight to ten weeks in length, students will have three opportunities during the school year to try different exploratories. Each trimester will offer different class options for the various age groups!

Why does registration close before the first day of each exploratory?

Growing Outdoors wants to provide the best possible after school enrichment program. Therefore, we need time to train and prepare our staff, in addition to reviewing each child’s health form, prior to the first day of each exploratory.

Why are the exploratories priced differently?

The price of all of our exploratories is based on number of class meetings, supply costs, staffing needs, and specialized instructor costs. By basing it on these factors, you can rest assured that you are getting what you pay for!

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Spring Trimester After-School Exploratories