Limited Spaces Remain - Apply Now!

We are excited to welcome families in our community to Cocoplum Nature School!


Who can attend?

Families with children ages 4 through 8 are welcome. A caretaker must remain on site the whole time. Caretakers are encouraged to relax at the picnic tables and benches, and observe from a distance as the children self-direct their own play and learning. While older and younger siblings are certainly welcome at the park, please be aware that activities will be designed for pre-K and early elementary age children. 



February 22 - June 4

  • Monday & Thursday (8:30 -11:00 AM): Nature and place-based learning at Lake Ida East Park & Morikami County Park (calendar of exact dates & locations to be announced soon)

  • Participants attend twice weekly for a total of 28 sessions

  • One Saturday morning a month (free!): Drop by to wander and wonder as a Cocoplum community at Delray Oaks Nature Preserve

  • Closed April 12-16 for a mid-term break

COVID Safety Precautions

  • Waiver signed on-site confirming the health of all family members and the practice of CDC recommended preventative strategies 

  • Temperature checks upon arrival

  • Hand washing and hand sanitizer

  • Adults and children wear masks

  • Physical distancing of adults and children do their best

  • Bring your own reusable water container to refill at our water stations (no single use cups will be provided)

  • Anyone with symptoms or a positive COVID test, and anyone who has been in contact with someone with symptoms or a positive COVID test, will not attend



  • First, fill out the application form below.

  • Second, you'll receive a confirmation email from us within 24 hours. If spaces remain in the program, we will send you the Registration Form to provide a little more information about your child and to submit the registration fee. If spaces do not remain, we will place you on the wait list.

  • The registration fee for 28 sessions (2 days per week for 14 weeks) is $20 a session and $560 total.

  • Registration fees help us provide supplies and skilled teachers. If you're able to make an additional donation to help us grow Cocoplum, please visit the Support Us page.

  • To foster the growth of a coherent social group and support learning that is connected and relevant, we encourage regular attendance at both sessions each week. However, drop-ins will be welcome as space permits. Drop-ins will register upon arrival.


Bilingual Nature Play

Scavenger hunts

Leaf printing

Free wandering

Map drawing

Music and story circles

and more!

Apply Here

Application: Complete this application to be placed on our registration list. You'll hear back from us within 24 hours. If spaces remain in the program, we will send you the Registration Form. If spaces do not remain, we will place you on the wait list.

Release and Waiver of Liability


Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risks: ​I, the legal parent/guardian of the named child, hereby acknowledge that I have been advised and fully understand that our participation in Cocoplum Nature School Programs may expose us to certain hazards and risks which are beyond the control of Cocoplum Nature School, Inc. These risks include, but are not limited to, serious personal injury, death, and loss of, or damage to property, unpredictable environmental conditions/hazards including, but not limited, to lightning and unexpected extreme weather conditions, insect and animal bites and stings, heat or sun-related injuries or illnesses, and any hazards present in the outdoors such as, but not limited to, low lying branches, sharp objects, slippery surfaces, rocks. As a condition of our participation in the Cocoplum Nature School program, I agree to assume full responsibility for all the risks that such participation may entail. My participation is entirely voluntary, and I elect to participate with full knowledge of the inherent risks.

Release and Indemnifications: I do hereby, in consideration of my participation in a Cocoplum Nature School program, voluntarily elect to assume all risks of loss or damage to any property or any injury, including death, and hereby knowingly and freely release and agree to hold harmless and indemnify Cocoplum Nature School, its Directors and Officers, employees, volunteers, agents, collaborators, and sponsors from any and all liability, claims, demands or causes of action whatsoever by reason of any damage, loss, exposure, or injury or death arising out of my participation in the Cocoplum Nature School program and from any and all liability for any act or omission or negligence or strict liability in obtaining, rendering or failing to obtain first aid or any kind of emergency medical care. This Release and Waiver of Liability shall be fully binding on the spouse, family, heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns of the participant. I hereby authorize Cocoplum Nature School and its employees, volunteers and/or agents to administer first aid and/or emergency medical treatment and/or to secure such medical services that may be considered necessary.

By checking the box below and typing your full name, the parent/guardian indicates acceptance of the terms and conditions of the Release and Waiver of Liability. This Release and Waiver of Liability must be completed for registration to be accepted. A parent/guardian must sign a paper version on the first day of class.

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(561) 563-4679

PO Box 6952
Delray Beach, FL 33482

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