Thursdays | March 10, April 14, and May 12
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.
March 10, 2022 | Trees & Maple Sugar
The sun is warming and the sap is running! Learn about the magic of the Maple Trees and how we get from sap to syrup. We’ll learn what features we can use to identify trees, and how the tree functions from the inside out. We’ll discover what makes maple trees so unique and why we can’t make syrup from just any tree.
April 14, 2022 | Herpetiles! Reptiles & Amphibians
This month, we become herpetologists and study reptiles and amphibians. Each herpetile has a specific life cycle and unique adaptations that help it survive. We’ll meet an animal from each group and learn what qualities they share, and what makes them different.
May 12, 2022 | Ponding by Canoe
Set sail on Mystery Lake to sample the pond life in and around the lake. Students will strap up their life jackets, learn canoeing 101, and paddle out with nets and strainers to sample aquatic life. From macro-invertebrates to reptiles and amphibians, students will have an unforgettable hands-on experience.
A completed student profile, which includes a health history and emergency care plan, is required for each participant prior to registration. We require a new student profile prior to each school year.