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Educators Academy

The Educators Academy is an outstanding opportunity to help educators become comfortable using parks and other environments as extended classrooms for students. Programs are interdisciplinary, featuring proven discovery techniques, hands-on, minds-on, in real world environments. The programs integrate California State Content Standards, State Frameworks, and are fun. You'll love these easy-to-follow activities with results you can see through student interest and learning. Your satisfaction is guaranteed!

Enrolling in a Session

You may enroll online, by telephone, or by fax if you are paying by VISA or MasterCard. To enroll online, go to http://www.EBParks.org/Register, or you can call 1-888-EBPARKS between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Have the course numbers and your credit card ready.

Refunds

Refunds are granted when a request is received by the Reservations
Department a minimum of seven days before the class begins. To reach the
Reservations Department, call 1-888-EBPARKS between 8:30 a.m. and 4
p.m., Monday through Friday.

Cancellation

A class may be cancelled seven days before it begins if enrollment does not meet minimum requirements. You can help ensure that classes will not cancel by enrolling early with friends.

Class Size

Limited. Enroll in classes early. Waiting lists will be established.  

Class Attendance

Registered students who do not attend the first class meeting will be dropped from the class without a refund. Students who are taking a class for CSUEB credit must attend and participate in the entire session of each class.

Transfers

Transfers from one class to another may be approved if the request is received by the Reservations Department a minimum of seven days before the earlier of the two classes begins. You may not transfer into a class that has already begun or that is full. To reach the Reservations Department, call 1-888-EBPARKS between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Grades and Credits

University credit is optional and is paid for on the first day of class. All classes taken for credit are graded.

Resident/Non-resident

Resident is defined as anyone who lives within our service area of Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

Incentive Programs

Bring a Friend!

If you enroll at the same time for the same course number, you will both receive $10 off your EBRPD fee!

In-Service Hours

For most school districts in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, the Educators Academy classes count toward school district in-service hours and credit.

T.O.P. Teachers

Once you have completed an Educators Academy session, you are eligible for the Teacher Opportunity Program, which offers special benefits such as priority scheduling for class field trips and low-cost field trip transportation for qualifying low-income schools.

University Credit

The Educators Academy provides opportunities to earn graduate-level academic credits from California State University East Bay, Extended and Continuing Education.

The Regional Parks Foundation and the East Bay Regional Park District are committed to giving educators the knowledge and skills to use parks and other outdoor environments as extended opportunities for student exploration and study. The Educators Academy helps accomplish these goals.