We integrate the outdoor classroom with rigorous academic concepts, conservation-based themes, and connection with nature. Audubon Vermont's series of monthly homeschool programs focus on key science concepts. Each program is designed to give you a platform from which to build other units/lessons in your homeschooling.
We offer monthly homeschool sessions for both 6-8 year-olds and 9-12 year-olds. Note: Parents may drop off students or are welcome to join the program.
Schedule: 4 hours of programming, including a 30 minute lunch break. All programs run from 9 am to 1 pm.
Registration: Register online for each session by clicking the program topic for a description of the program and to register online. We open program registration seasonally, so check mid-way through each seaon. Program descriptions for the full year for most topics can be found in our Education Program page.
2018-2019 Dates and Topics for 6-8 year-olds
Thursday, September 6 - Insect Investigations of Land & Water
Thursday, October 4 - Secret Lives of Trees
Thursday, November 1 - Orienteering
Thursday, December 6 – Catamounts, Fishers, & Bears. Oh my!
Thursday, January 3 - Winter Wildlife and Tracking
Thursday, February 7 - Winter Wilderness Skills
Thursday, March 7 - Bird-Friendly Maple Sugaring
Thursday, April 4 - Amphibians
Thursday, May 2 - Forest Flora & Foraging
Thursday, June 6 - All About Birds
Thursday, September 13 - Insect Investigations
Thursday, October 11 - Forests and Trees
Thursday, November 8 - Season of Change
Thursday, December 13 - Winter Wildlife and Tracking
Thursday, January 10 - Predators
Thursday, February 14 -Winter Wilderness Skills
Thursday, March 14 -Bird-Friendly Maple Sugaring
Thursday, April 11 - Amphibians
Thursday, May 9 - Birds and Blossoms
Thursday, June 13 - Invertebrates in the Field and Water
Where: Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington, Vermont
We will aim to spend 100% of our time outdoors. During winter we will incorporate fire building and indoor activities to stay warm. Dress for the weather!
Fee: Audubon Vermont members $20/kid; Non-members $25/kid
Audubon Vermont Membership: vt.audubon.org/join
Forms: Health and Liability Release Forms are required for all drop-off programs (parents leave their students in our care). Download these forms at the bottom of the page "Downloadable Resources"
Refund/Cancellation Policy: Full refunds will be issued up until the Monday before the program. NO refunds are available after this time. Full refunds will be made if Audubon needs to cancel the program due to hazardous road or weather conditions or if the program has low enrollement. To request a refund, contact Debbie Archer.
Questions? email Education Program Coordinator Debbie Archer or call 802-434-3068
Homeschool study groups may also schedule a group education program at the Audubon Center or as an outreach option at a local park. View our Education Page for a complete list of topics offered by age.