Thursdays | December 12, January 9, and February 13
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.
December 12, 2019 | The Big Sleep
Do bears really hibernate? How about groundhogs? Learners will participate in several activities that will teach them the differences between true hibernation and dormancy. They will also get a chance to meet one of Schlitz Audubon’s Nature Ambassadors.
January 9, 2020 | Warm Blooded on Cold Days
How do some mammals make it through our cold winters? Learn how creatures use fur, habitat, and food to make it during the coldest parts of the year. Learners will also meet our resident Southern Flying Squirrel!
February 13, 2020 | Activity Under the Snow
The snow can act as a giant blanket! Through experiments and observation, we discover how small animals adapt to thrive during winter. Learners will try to protect their very own “jello baby” from the elements during this class.
Note: Winter programming is weather dependent and monthly subjects may vary according to weather.
A completed student profile, which includes a health history and emergency care plan, is required for each participant prior to registration.
Homeschool sessions are also available for Senior Elementary (9 – 11 years old) and Secondary (12 – 14 years old) students.