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Environmental Education Center Signature Events

Explore our list of free signature events held at the Environmental Education Center (EEC).

Sonoran Sunset Series
Next Concert: Thursday, February 15
6-7 p.m.
Featuring Platinum 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 Veterans Oasis Park with your blankets, chairs and coolers to enjoy a free concert under the stars. Download the flier

Star Party
Upcoming Event Date: Friday, February 23 | 7-9 p.m.

Spend an evening under the starry sky at Veterans Oasis Park where you’ll enjoy galaxies, games and goodies. Stargazers can check out spectacular views of planets, double stars, nebulae, star clusters and more. Telescopes are provided and viewing will begin promptly at nightfall. Set your sights on clear skies as you take a self-guided tour on the Chandler Solar System Walk. 

Parent & Kid Campout

Friday, March 2 - Saturday, March 3

Mother & Son Campout
Friday, April 6 - Saturday, April 7

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!  

Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebration

Upcoming Event Date: Saturday, April 21 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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. 


Fishing Clinic and Outdoor Safety Event

Upcoming Date: To Be Announced

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. 

Butterfly and Dragonfly Bash
Upcoming Event Date: To Be Announced
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!


Father & Daughter Campout
Upcoming Event Date: To Be Announced