Homeschool and Homeschool Discovery Days

Registration will open on June 21 for all Fall 2022 programs.

A note about registration: Many of our programs fill quickly, so we highly recommend registering on the waiting list. We go to this list first if a space opens up. And by adding your name, you can help us better plan for the programs that are in high demand.

HOMESCHOOL SERIES

HOMESCHOOL I: CYCLES AND SYSTEMS

With Monya Relles
Grades 1-3, Ages 6-8
Tuesdays 10:00am -2:00 pm
September 13 -December 13 (No program September 27, October 18, and November 22 for Discovery Days and November 8 for Curriculum Day)
Tier A:$730 Tier B:$635 Tier C:$540 Tier D:$413

What does it mean to be in an ecosystem? How are we connected to each other? We will study ecosystems, nutrient cycles, energy cycles, and the ways we can interact with all the systems around us. We will approach learning with outdoor play, hands-on activities, journaling, songs, and more.

 

HOMESCHOOL II: COMMUNITY SCIENCE!

With Jeff Mazur

Grades 4-6, Ages 9-12
Tuesdays 10:00am – 2:00 pm
September 13 -December 13  (No program September 27, October 18, and November 22 for Discovery Days and November 8 for Curriculum Day)
Tier A:$747 Tier B:$649 Tier C:$552 Tier D:$422

Calling all future scientists! Community scientists are people — young or old — who help collect data for research projects conducted around the world. We will work with local researchers and on national science projects collecting data that matters!  Areas that we will investigate include – Climate change’s impact on when leaves fall? Monarch migration? What is living in our streams and more! Bring your scientific mind, observation skills and unique perspective to our class. Through field visits, surveys, and special guests we will study the world around us and contribute to science while also having fun, exploring and playing games.

DISCOVERY DAYS

MARVELOUS MUTUALISM DISCOVERY DAY

With Monya Relles
Tuesday, September 27, 10am-2pm
Grades 1-6, Ages 6-12
Tier A:$74 Tier B:$65 Tier C:$55 Tier D:$42

In this class we will explore how animals and other living things support each other. We’ll think about animals of the same species and living things of different species and what we can learn from these living things. We’ll even practice some team work games of our own!

 

BODACIOUS BEAVERS DISCOVERY DAY

With Jeff Mazur
Tuesday, October 18, 10am-2pm
Grades 1-6, Ages 6-12
Tier A:$74 Tier B:$65 Tier C:$55 Tier D:$42

Are you ready to get busy? In this class we will dive into the world of Massachusetts largest rodent. We will learn about its amazing adaptations, and take on the beaver dam challenge! 

 

YOUTH CLIMATE LEADERS DISCOVERY DAY

With Monya Relles
Tuesday, November 22, 10am-2pm
Grades 1-6, Ages 6-12
Tier A:$74 Tier B:$65 Tier C:$55 Tier D:$42

We’ll learn about climate change and how humans can hurt and help the planet. We’ll learn about some youth leaders who are fighting against climate change and we’ll even do climate advocacy of our own. 


Fees

Out of a strong commitment to improve access to our programs we are now offering a new sliding scale fee structure aimed to provide greater flexibility in choosing a price that is right for you and your family.

COVID-19 Safety

Read our complete COVID-19 Program Participant Guidelines.

Our programs are designed to be fun and engaging and above all safe. The COVID-19 program guidelines are designed to help protect everyone as we meet the strict health and safety requirements of the CDC and our state. Please take the time to read the information thoroughly. If you feel that you or your child(ren) cannot follow these guidelines, we ask that you wait until these restrictions have been lifted to join one of our programs or events. We may change our guidelines to reflect new guidance from CDC and Massachusetts.

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