for children ages 5-12

A different three-week science unit will be explored each month, with each class consisting of instructional time, hands-on investigations, and outside activities. Parents will be able to follow along with updates on our Home School Blog.  

schedule & pricing

Three Mondays a month from 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Classes for ages 5 – 6, 7 – 8, 9 – 10, and 11 – 12
$80 per three-week unit*

*Family Tree Membership or above required to register

Registration for Arboretum Members opens Tuesday, August 8 at 9 am.

Once a class has reached capacity, a waitlist will be available until full. Please be sure to check your order for waitlist placement before confirming your registration.

If your child will be attending monthly home school classes on the same date as The Art of Nature Journaling, please pick up your child promptly at 12:00 pm and return at 1:00 pm. Childcare and supervision will not be provided between the two classes.

Upcoming Classes

Outdoor Adventures
Sept 11, 18, 25

Exploring nature is an adventure every time.  Intriguing discoveries and exciting insights await around every turn.  Even walking the same trails you’ve walked before; you will always find something new.  Camping, hiking, and geocaching are a few of the exciting adventures that await us this month as we learn about how to experience the great outdoors to the fullest.

Planet Protectors
Oct 2, 9, 23

Want to be a real hero?  The ever-growing threats of pollution loom over us and we see the impact we are having on the planet.  That is why we are calling on you to become a planet protector!  Join us this month as we learn about what we can do to become a solution to pollution: recycling, upcycling, and spreading the word about how to stand up for the natural world!

Art In Nature
Nov 6, 13, 27

Learning to observe nature is something scientists and artists have in common.  We will create art with charcoal from prescribed fires, paint with brushes made from plants, use materials we find to create ephemeral art and most importantly practice our observation skills.  Often, the more you look the more inspired you will be.  Nature is full of striking pictures and moving stories, all waiting for us to witness.

Arboretum Underground
Dec 4, 11, 18

A hidden world exists under our feet.  Follow us down this month as we investigate the ways life flourishes underground.  We will explore the burrows of armadillos and earthworms, follow the endless web of fungi, and even learn about the fascinating habitats found deep in caves.  The subterranean world is full of amazement waiting to be unearthed!