We integrate the outdoor classroom with rigorous academic concepts, conservation-based themes, and connection with nature. This drop-in homeschool program focuses on key science concepts: math, biology, environmental sciences, outdoor skills, and communication/team skills. Each program is designed to give you a platform from which to build other units/lessons in your homeschooling. This opportunity is also an enrichment, reinforcing or diversifying what you’re working on at home.
Who? Local homeschoolers, ages 6-8 and ages 9-12 (exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis)
Schedule: 4 hours of programming, including a 30 minute lunch break. All programs run from 9 am to 1 pm.
2016-2017 Dates and Topics for 6-8 year-olds:
Thursday, September 1 - Insect Investigations
Thursday, October 6 - The Secret Lives of Trees
Thursday, November 3 - Autumn Inquiry
Thursday, December 1 – Owls and Predators
Thursday, January 5 - Winter Wildlife and Tracking
Thursday, February 2 - Winter Wilderness Skills
Thursday, March 2 - Bird-Friendly Maple Sugaring
Thursday, April 6 - Spring Inquiry
Thursday, May 4 - Aquatic Discoveries
Thursday, June 1 - All About Birds
Thursday, September 8 - Insect Investigations
Thursday, October 13 - Measuring Forests and Trees
Thursday, November 10 - Autumn Inquiry
Thursday, December 8 - Winter Inquiry
Thursday, January 12 - Winter Tracks and Sign
Thursday, February 9 -Winter Wilderness Skills
Thursday, March 9 -Bird-Friendly Maple Sugaring
Thursday, April 13 - Spring Inquiry
Thursday, May 11 - Aquatic Ecosystems
Thursday, June 8 - All About Birds
Where: Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington, Vermont
We will aim to spend up to 100% of our time outdoors. During the colder winter months we will incorporate skills of fire building and some indoor activities to stay warm. Dress for the weather!
Cost: 1st student: $25 per day, 2nd student (sibling): $15 per day
Pre-registration is Required: email Education Manager, Jamie Montague, to sign up and receive necessary enrollment paperwork.
Note: Parents may drop off students or join the program.
Established Homeschool study groups may also schedule a group education program at the Audubon Center or as an outreach option at a local park. See our education programs brochure for a complete list of topics offered. You also may view our listing on The Homeschool Mom.