Thursdays | December 9, January 13, and February 10
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.
*Winter programming is weather dependent and monthly subjects may vary according to weather*
December 9, 2021 | Predator vs. Prey
Everyone’s got to eat! This month, we learn about the relationship between predatory and prey animals – what are the main types of diets and how can you tell what an animal eats? What physical features do all predators and all prey animals share? To complement our learning, we’ll get to meet and animal ambassador and have an up-close look at the features and behaviors of a prey animal.
January 13, 2022 | Snowshoeing on the Lakeshore
Join naturalists for a winter adventure on the shore of Lake Michigan. We’ll learn about the history of snowshoes, how and why they were made, and what different kinds there are. Then we’ll try on a pair of our own and put our skills to the test on a hike to the Lake.
February 10, 2022 | Winter Strategies
Winter is a hard time for all animals. This month, we’ll learn how different animals in each habitat respond to the extreme weather conditions, and why some animals can be seen all winter long while others seem to disappear for months at a time.
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.