Thursdays | September 12, October 10, and November 14
Our Secondary Homeschool Program is an immersive experience for children ages 12-14. Led by experienced naturalists, these older students will explore the outer reaches of our Center’s land and engage at a deeper level in topics such as geology, ecology, and conservation.
September 12 | Prairie Pollinators
Historically prairies covered most of Southeastern Wisconsin, students will learn what defines a prairie and how this fragile ecosystem could not exist without its busy pollinators. Students will learn to identify plants and net insects on our quest to find pollinators in the prairie.
October 10 | Deciduous Forests
Witness the dazzling colors of fall, as seen in the deciduous trees of the center. We will discuss the various forest food chains that can be found here. After that, we will venture out in search of these food chains. While exploring we will identify trees by their leaves and other distinctive characteristics. The students will also learn how to find the age of a tree without cutting it down.
November 14 | Raptors
Are all raptors birds of prey? Are all birds of prey raptors? This program will teach students the difference, as well as allow them to meet some of the center’s very own feathered friends up close. We’ll then hike outside and get a “hawk’s eye view” from our 60-foot observation tower, play trail games that emphasize raptor characteristics and do a feather study to learn about flight.
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 Junior Elementary (6-8 years old) and Senior Elementary (9 – 11 years old) students.