Thursdays | December 12, January 9, and February 13
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.
December 12, 2019 | Snowshoeing 101
Explore the beautiful winter setting of our forests, fields, and lakes by snowshoe! Students will observe how plants and animals adapt to winter. In the exceptional absence of snow, we will still learn how to use snowshoes and participate in a game wearing snowshoes, and after removing them, take a winter ecology hike.
January 9, 2020 | Ponding Through the Year: Winter
This program is a continuation of our Fall Ponding experience. Yes, life does go on under the ice winter! Students continue the study of the ecosystem of ponds found at the Center. We continue our observation of specialized wetland plant and animal communities. Students will meet a live pond critter and discuss how they survive the winter.
February 13, 2020 | Predator-Prey Relationships
Through a combination of audio-visual presentations, hands-on interaction, and outdoor investigations, students examine the interrelationships between predators and prey during winter. Everyone hikes outside to experience a camouflage trail and looks for signs of predators and prey. Students will meet live predators!
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 Secondary (12 – 14 years old) students.