Thursdays | December 12, January 9, February 13
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.
December 12, 2019 | Coniferous Habitats
Our foray into the center’s habitats continues as we journey to the land of spruce and pine. Students will learn to tell the difference between evergreen species. More food chains will be discussed, and we will learn how these trees are adapted to survive and grow throughout the Wisconsin winters.
January 9, 2020 | Winter Shoreline Ice-scapes
In the Summer Lake Michigan provides a tropic-like atmosphere, but in the winter it transforms to an icy landscape that looks like something from another planet! Students will learn why Lake Michigan is our states greatest natural resource and spend the class exploring its ice formations, and maybe even an ice-cano!
February 13, 2020 | Tracking by Snowshoe
Some have said that nature dies in winter. It may slow down, but it does not die. In fact, without the variety of colors that summer and fall bring upon the vegetation, we are able to see things in winter that otherwise would have been camouflaged. Students will practice tracking skills as we venture into the woods to look for signs of winter creatures. Weather permitting we will strap on our snowshoes and learn about their history and uses throughout history.
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 Junior Elementary (6-8 years old) and Senior Elementary (9 – 11 years old) students.