Our programs:

  • balance learning and fun
  • are hosted by reliable and trained instructors
  • promote children’s health and happiness
  • improve problem solving and cooperation skills
  • Operate rain or shine

Choose from 10 Different Science Academy Sessions:

Week 1: June 10 Butterflies
Week 2: June 17 Plants +Trees
Week 3: June 24 Birds
Week 4: July 1 Sea Turtles
Week 5: July 8 Plants + Trees
Week 6: July 15 Fish
Week 7: July 22 Water
Week 8: July 29 Butterflies
Week 9: August 5 Marine Debris +Unlitter
Week 10: August 12 Water


9:00 am Arrive at The Native Plant Center
9:00 am Begin with short interactive game (indoors or outdoors)
10:00 am  Snack Time, Science Slides (Introduction to the days lesson)
10:30 am Explanation of the afternoon mission and lessons
11:00 Outside exploratory time at the NPC /Relevant craft creation
12:00 Lunch Break
12:45 Arrange groups and pairs for field trip
1:00 pm Leave site for surrounding eco –tour
2:30 pm Return to Site for art and crafts
3:00pm Pick Up at Native Plant Center

All students will be involved in the following ongoing studies and programs:

  • Monarch Buttery Monitoring Program
  • SPI Sessions Science Academy Garden/ Painting /Creating
  • Unlitter Campaign (Art created will be showcased at the 4th annual Trash Art Contest) More Information here unlitter.com


Registration is now open for Surf.Sup.Science Summer Session and Saturday Science Summer Academy!!

Please make Checks Payable to Hartwell Talent and Production


Mailing Address
SPI Sessions c/o Aarin Hartwell
PO 2644
South Padre Island, Texas 78597

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Check out pictures from last years Surf.Sup.Science Summer Sessions on our Facebook page.