Come Visit the EcoCenter

Environmental Volunteers' EcoCenter
2560 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

We welcome new Volunteers! Click here to learn more.

The EcoCenter is a nature center open to the public in the Palo Alto Baylands. We offer public nature programs, hands-on activities, touchscreen science exhibits, a green building tour, art exhibits, and more. Check out our event schedule today!

Join Us as a Volunteer

Want to volunteer? We are looking for volunteers to be part of our school programs, EcoCenter, and volunteer community!

Join us! Our friendly staff provides comprehensive training and support to our volunteers. No background experience required; only a love of nature and people.

At the EV, you can help deliver hands-on nature learning to 10,000 kids in classrooms, on field trips, and to people of all ages at the EcoCenter. Individuals and groups are welcome.

Contact us today at, or learn more by clicking here.
We look forward to connecting with you!

Thanks for a Great Summer of Camp!

This year, our week-long nature camps took place at the beautiful EcoCenter, with nature adventures to local parks and nature attractions. We enjoyed a total of 5 weeks of camp, including 3 weeks of Explore! Camp and 2 weeks of Girls in Science!

One camp parent said, "My daughter had a great time at camp and got to participate in some memorable activities such as disecting a squid. The counsellors were very supportive. Would definitely recommend the program to other families!"

Visit to learn about our camps.

Why is Summer Camp important? Read the Top 8 Benefits of Camp here.

Connect with Nature!

Need a peaceful nature break?
Check out what’s happening in the Baylands on our live Marsh Cam.

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