2017 Home School Program (Ages 5-12)


Home School Program

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 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 – 9, and 10 – 12)
Fees per student: $60 member** / $90 nonmember per three-week unit

**Must be a Family Tree Member or above for member rate.

Please note: Additional Parents and siblings may not attend class. Those who wish to go out on a nature hike may do so on a special basis by discussing with instructors. *Attendee(s) must be mature enough to participate in the program(s) without parental or guardian supervision. 

Registration note: Parents, when registering for multiple months, please register your child in the same age group for the entire semester.  Thank you!

September 11, 18, 25: Eat or Be Eaten
Explore food chains as we look at predator-prey relationships. Discover both physical and behavioral adaptations that predators use to hunt and prey use to escape!

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October 9, 16, 30: Bird Life
There have been over 160 species of birds identified at the Arboretum! We’ll “meet” some of the most common fall residents and learn their calls and colors. Students will become amateur ornithologists as we explore the ecology of birds, nests, and eggs.

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November 6, 13, 27: Mammal Study
What do mice, whales, and humans have in common? We are all mammals! Come learn more about this diverse and fascinating group of creatures while we get to know some of the mammals who live right here in Texas. Examine skulls, discover the characteristics of mammals, and see what adaptations mammals have that help them survive.

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December 4, 11, 18: Forest Rangers
Forest Rangers report for duty! Forest Rangers have the important job of protecting and conserving our natural resources. They help conquer wildfires, educate the public about fire safety, track and control wild animals, and help maintain a healthy forest. Come explore our forests while learning about forest conservation and management.

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