Home School Program (Ages 5-12)


Home School Program (ages 5-12)

Registration opening July 31 members / August 14 nonmembers


Our home school classes are offered on Mondays from 1:00-3:00 p.m. for students ages 5-12. A different three-week science unit is taught each month, with each class consisting of instructional time, hands-on activities, and guided nature walks. Handouts for parents with extension ideas and projects are provided for follow up at home.

Time: Three Mondays a month from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (classes for ages 5, 6 – 7, 8 – 9, and 10 – 12)
Fees per student: $55 M / $85 NM per three-week unit

September 14, 21, 28: Bugology 

Get up close and personal with some of our favorite creepy crawlies as we study the fascinating world of insects. Learn how these tiny helpers make a huge impact in our ecosystem as we interact with live bugs and go on bug scavenger hunts.

October 5, 12, 19: Forest Ecosystems 

Forests cover almost 1/3 of the continental United States. In this class, we will take a closer look at the inner workings of a tree and discover how trees provide vital resources for humans and all creatures of the forest community.

November 2, 9, 16: Winged Hunters 

Raptors are the hunters of the bird world! Learn how to identify owls, hawks and vultures by their calls and shapes. We will study their biology, habitat needs and find out more about endangered species.

November 30, December 7, 14: Weather Watchers 

We don’t think about weather too much until it gets strange! Together we will study how weather impacts our daily lives, learn how to read weather maps and even make our own weather tools!


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