Cancelled: Schools Out(side) - Community Science & Plant Phenology
Date/Time
Date(s) - Tuesday April 20
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location
The Nature Institute

Cancelled do to lack of interest.

Community Science and Plant Phenology – Age 11-14

Join us for our brand new drop-off program specifically for homeschool students. Specifically designed to integrate math and language skills into a nature-based science lesson, each session will have a unique focus. This spring, students aged 11-14 will become phenologists: scientists who study cyclic and seasonal natural phenomena. We will observe and document the living and nonliving factors that contribute to the spring changes in the forest, such as when and where leaves and flowers start to appear. Let’s branch out!
Be sure to dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Masks are required.
Please note: This is a drop-off program. Parents do not need to attend. Children who are not registered for the program may not be brought to class, including all siblings.

All children must be pre-registered for the program. A waiver and behavior expectations sheet must be signed and turned in upon drop-off. Only children that match the age group will be permitted to attend the program.

Program Format

Our homeschool program  meets three times per year, in the Fall, Winter, and Spring. All programs take place from 10:00am-12:00pm on the day they are scheduled.

Program Fee

$10 per student

Parents and Siblings

This is a drop-off program. Parents do not need to attend. If you choose to attend, we would like to stress the importance of your active participation. We also ask that you turn off all cell phones and other distractions for the duration of the visit. Children who are not registered for the program may not be brought to class, including all siblings. Please make arrangements for other children on the dates of your visits. You are welcome to explore the preserve, use the play area, or have a picnic with your other children while you wait to pick up the child participating in the program.

Expected Behavior

Please prepare your child by helping them understand appropriate group-learning behaviors, which include:

  • Raising hands before shouting out questions or ideas
  • Taking turns and sharing
  • Staying with the group
  • Being respectful to classmates and teacher

These are essential for a productive learning experience.

What programs are available for my other children?

Children age 3-5: Knee High Naturalist

Children age 6-10: Schools Out(side) and Discovery Nature Club

Children age 11-14: Schools Out(side) and Field Guides