Thursdays | September 12, October 10, and November 14
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 12 | Ponding Through the Year: Fall
This program is an introduction to the ecosystem of different ponds throughout the year. Students participate in water testing and learn how to take basic measurements in the field. The program hones observational and identification skills while studying living and non-living parts of the pond environment.
October 10 | Great Lake Michigan Water Study
Explore the largest freshwater system on Earth! The class studies Lake Michigan’s glacial past and the present day challenges of the system. Students collect scientific data on the health of Lake Michigan. In addition to hiking the shoreline, participants use hands-on discovery and observations in learning about water cycles, pollution and prevention, invasive species, bioaccumulation, and the importance of preserving and protecting the world’s fresh water.
November 14 | The Awesome World of Raptors
Birds are an important part of every ecosystem on Earth. Through hands-on activities, outdoor exploration, and games, students study flight dynamics, adaptations, migration, and more! Participants will meet LIVE raptors and focus on the role of raptors in their environment.
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 Secondary (12 – 14 years old) students.