Home School Program (Ages 5-12)


Home School Program

Our homeschool 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 classes consisting of instructional time, hands-on activities, and outdoor activities. Extension ideas will be provided to parents so they can follow up with lessons and activities at home.
Visit our Home School Blog at www.HouArbHomeSchool.wordpress.com to see what Home Schoolers have been up to!

Schedule: Three Mondays a month from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (classes for ages 5 – 6, 7 – 8, and 9 – 12)
Fees per student: $60 member** / $90 nonmember per three-week unit

**Family Tree membership or above required to receive member price.

Please note: Parents and siblings may not attend classes. Those who wish to join the nature hike may do so by first discussing it with the instructors. *Attendee(s) must be mature enough to participate in the program(s) without parental or guardian supervision. 

Registration note: Registering for multiple months? Please remember to register your child in the same age group for the entire semester.

As part of your registration, you will also receive email updates from our Home School Blog with information and pictures showing you what the students did in class, take-home activities to continue learning at home, and updates about the Home School Program in general.

September 16, 23, 30: Weather Watchers

Ever wonder how clouds are formed? Or how to measure the strength of the wind? This month we will study different types of weather, learn about weather forecasting, and even make our own weather tools!

October 7, 14, 28: Forest Ecosystems

Trees provide vital resources for humans and all creatures of the forest community. In this class, we will explore the forest layers from the roots to the canopy, study the parts of a tree, and learn what factors affect the health and development of a forest.

November 4, 11, 18, 25: Winged Hunters

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

Registration is closed.

*Due to construction the November 11 date has been rescheduled for November 25

December 2, 9, 16: Deep Blue Sea

Ever wonder what creatures lurk below the water’s surface? Life is a little different beneath the waves. Jump in the deep end as we unlock the mysteries of the deep blue sea!

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*Please note that the following have SOLD OUT: 5-6, 7-8 and 9-12 classes. We do have waitlists available. Simply proceed with the registration and you will be automatically added until full. (The waitlist for the 7-8 and 9-12 classes have filled.)


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Member registration for spring Children's Programs will open in mid December.Purchase or renew your Membership today!