Thursdays | September 9, October 14, and November 11
Our Senior Elementary Homeschool Program is designed for students ages 9-11 to delve deeper into the natural world. Alongside experienced naturalists, students will explore habitats including the shore of Lake Michigan, ponds, prairies, and forests. We offer a variety of interactions with nature such as hikes, field data collection, and live animals.
September 9, 2021 | Herps and Their Habitats
What unique adaptations of these fragile creatures allow them to survive where they live? We will investigate these animals as we search their habitats here at the Center. How do they benefit the habitats in which they make their home? Students will meet and observe some the Center’s live amphibians, comparing and contrasting them with reptiles.
October 14, 2021 | Lake Michigan, Rocks & Fossils
Come and explore incredible rocks, and unlock the mystery of their formation. We’ll learn how rocks break down into soil and how soil slowly turns into rocks again. Students will discover and examine the fossils of ancient sea creatures that we find here on the shore of Lake Michigan – and while we’re down at the beach, we’ll make magnetic sand dance!
November 11, 2021 | Hawk & Falcon
This class provides the basic characteristics of hawks and falcons, and the specific adaptations that make these raptors such unique hunters. Students will closely observe a hawk and falcon and focus on these meat-eating flying machines. How are they different from all other animals? Additional discovery is highlighted in outdoor field studies.
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.
A maximum of 15 students will be enrolled in each group.