After the school day ends, join us for a walk on the wild side of science. Participants will spend 2 hours at Swaner from 3:30 to 5:30 one day a week during the 3-week session to learn more about nature and the science that powers it. Our afterschool program is open to youth currently enrolled in Kindergarten through 5th grade and participants should be enrolled based on their current grade level. Each day includes a small snack, outdoor time, and hands-on activities. Participants should come dressed and prepared for the weather each day.
2023-24 Session Dates & Themes
Creepin' It Real
Tuesday, October 3, 10, & 17
Chills and thrills are a small portion of what we’ll experience during this Spooktacular session! Participants will explore nature’s spooky side as they investigate bones, nocturnal creatures, and more.
Tuesday, November 7, 14, & 21
Unlock Earth’s oldest secrets on a thrilling adventure through the heart of our planet. Participants will become rock stars as we unearth millions of years of Earth’s history featuring fossils, minerals and rock formations.
Tuesday, December 5, 12, & 19
If you choose to accept your mission, learning is sure to be out of this world in this space-themed session. Participants will explore galactic phenomena and discover more about our solar system and beyond.
Tuesday, January 9, 16, & 23
Explore the enchanting world of winter with us! Participants will investigate the adaptations necessary for survival in the harshest months, try their hand at snow science, and more!
Wild About Utah
Tuesday, February 6, 13, & 27
*no program February 20 due to February Ski Break*
Discover the diverse landscapes of our home state as we explore Utah’s deserts, forests, and wetlands. Participants will learn what makes Utah unique as they investigate local biomes, their resident animals, and more.
Tuesday, March 5, 12, & 19
Calling all fledging friends to join our flock for a flapping good time! Participants will discover the magic of feathers, flight, and the songs of nature as we learn more about the birds that call Swaner home.
Tuesday, April 2, 9, & 23
*no program April 16 due to Spring Break*
Get ready for an unbeleafable experience as learning blossoms and we discover the ins and outs of plants. Participants will investigate plant adaptations, learn about native plants and pollinators, and even try their hand as their own plantings.
Eggs to Legs
Tuesday, May 7, 14, & 21
It's time to emerge from your chrysalis for this transformative afterschool session! Participants will discover unique life cycles of some Preserve residents, including frogs, bugs, & plants!
The cost of the program is $60 per session. No refunds will be given for days missed during a session.
Fee waivers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Fee waivers cover 50% of the program costs. The remaining $30 is due the first day of the program. To apply for a fee waiver, please fill out the online application. You will receive an update about your application within 1 week of receipt. If you have any questions, please contact Katherine Veeder at email@example.com or 435-797-8942.
Cancellations & Refunds
Cancellations will receive a 50% refund only if your spot can be filled from the waitlist. If your spot cannot be filled, you will not receive a refund. No refunds will be given for days missed during the session. Registrations are nontransferable.
Name: Katherine Veeder
Position: Director of Education
Location, Hours & Contact
Physical & Mailing Address
1258 Center Drive
Park City, Utah 84098
Wednesday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm