Thursdays | September 12, October 10, and November 14
Our Junior Elementary Homeschool Program is an introductory experience for children ages 6-8. With the guidance of experienced naturalists, we begin to work in groups to discover nature at the Center. Students form connections with the creatures and habitats that make-up Southeastern Wisconsin.
September 12 | Ponding: The Big Picture
Students focus on larger animals easily found in our ponds and conduct animal surveys for reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds, and the smaller creatures they eat. Learners also get an up-close encounter with one of the Center’s education animals native to our ponds!
October 10 | Great Lake Michigan
Students start by getting a big look of our very own Great Lake, on top of our 60-foot tower. We then travel to the lake on a trail created by a glacier, where children discover the “gifts of the glacier” (ravines, rock formations, et cetera)!
November 14 | Fall Migration
Temperatures are changing and creatures are starting to move to their winter homes. We will learn about all the different kinds of animals that migrate, including a special visit with our resident raptors!
A completed student profile, which includes a health history and emergency care plan, is required for each participant prior to registration.
Registration is now available for our fall session or the full year (fall, winter, and spring) at a discounted rate.
Homeschool sessions are also available for Senior Elementary (9 – 11 years old) and Secondary (12 – 14 years old) students.