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Environmental Education Center Signature Events

Explore our list of free signature events held at the Environmental Education Center (EEC). For event updates, please call the EEC Program Hotline at 480-782-2889.

Butterfly and Dragonfly Bash
Saturday, September 23
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies flutter over the wetland habitats at Veteran's Oasis Park during the late summer. Celebrate these beautiful insects with us through guided nature walks, hands -on crafts, and presentations available for all ages. Walks are approximately 15 minutes in duration over easy terrain. Don’t miss this free fun-filled, family-friendly special event!

Scavenger Hunt to build your own butterfly!

Father & Daughter Campout
Friday, September 29 - Saturday, September 30
6 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Daughters, round up your dads and bring them out to Veterans Oasis for a campout. Enjoy a night of roasting marshmallows, telling stories and enjoying the cool outside air. Morning brings a pancake breakfast, activities and relay games as fathers and daughters pair up to win fun prizes! Register today

Sonoran Sunset Series
Next Concert: Thursday, October 19
6-7 p.m.
Featuring Jerry Prunty's Back to the Fifties Band

Chandler comes to life with live music in the park the third Thursday of the month - October through March. It’s time to face the music. Head over to Veteran's Oasis Park with your blankets, chairs and coolers to enjoy a free concert under the stars. Snacks and beverages will be available for a small fee.  

Parent & Kid Campout
Friday, October 27 - Saturday, October 28
6 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Escape to the great outdoors without traveling too far. Campers head to Veterans Oasis Park for a night under the stars, roasting marshmallows and enjoying telling stories around the camp fire. Morning will bring a pancake breakfast, activities and relay games as parent and kid team up to win fun prizes! Register today

Fishing Clinic and Outdoor Safety Event
Saturday, November 4
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Have yourself a “reel” good time at the Annual Urban Fishing Clinic and Outdoor Safety Event. Go fishing with the Arizona Game and Fish Department as they provide fishing tips and instruction throughout the morning. Rods, reels and bait will be available on a first come, first serve basis. All parkgoers may fish without a license during the event upon registering with the AZGAFD. The free family-friendly event also includes outdoor safety demonstrations, tips and giveaways. 

Star Party
Upcoming Event Date: 
To Be Announced

Ready to do some star gazing? Check out the night sky through telescopes, and have questions answered by star experts. The East Valley Astronomy Club will bring their telescopes for visitors to explore Arizona's amazing night sky. This is your opportunity to view the moon, planets, double stars, nebulae, star clusters and more.

Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebration
Upcoming Event Date: To Be Announced
Show Mother Earth some love by attending Chandler’s annual Earth and Arbor Day Celebration. This free, family-friendly event includes live animal presentations, craft activities, food and beverage vendors, and information booths featuring a variety of organizations and businesses promoting “green” products, conservation and ways to live a more eco-friendly, sustainable lifestyle. The fun-filled morning culminates with an Arbor Day tree planting dedication in Veterans Oasis Park. Outdoor activities may be cancelled due to inclement weather.