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, December 5 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.
January 8, 22, 29
In nature animals are constantly interacting with each other. Many have figured out that teamwork is the way to go and have become what we call eusocial. From intricate ant kingdoms to complex bird displays, we will get to know how social animals behave.
February 5, 12, 26
The native peoples of Texas have a fascinating and rich culture that is tightly woven into nature and a respect for the natural world. We will learn about the tribes that inhabited southeast Texas, their way of life, their customs, and their stories.
Words & Nature
March 4, 18, 25
Nature is full of inspiration and stories. Together we will hone our skills of observation and use what we find as our muse to create poetry and stories. We will dive into myths, legends, and folktales and create stories of our own inspired by nature. Each week students will have a chance to share what they write with the group.
April 8, 15, 22
As spring starts to blossom around us, we will embark on a botanical journey. We will spend time learning under the shade of oak trees, and we will watch the delicate relationship of pollinators and flowers. We will explore the locomotive power of seeds and marvel at the process of photosynthesis.
Science Showcase Spectacular!
May 6, 13, 20
Back by popular demand: the Science Fair! Learn the Scientific Method, conduct experiments, and create a science fair project. Students will get to showcase their projects on the last week of home school!