Schooling Around: Homeschool Programming

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Theme: Habitats – Where In the World Do You Live?

Dates: The second Tuesday of each month, September-May

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am – Grades K-3rd

11:15am – 12:15pm – Grades 4th-6th­

12:30pm – 1:30pm – Grades 7th-12th

Register for 5 or more classes and get one free!

Registration ends at 10:00am the Monday before the class date.

Classes that do not meet the minimum of 5 child participants will be canceled or merged with the closest age level.

Schooling Around: Homeschool Programming 2018-2019

September 11, 2018 – The Great Lakes – Join us as we discuss all of the life found right in our backyard – the Great Lakes! This class includes outdoor experiments and field work, just like a real biologist! We discuss everything from life within the Great Lakes to how humans utilize them today. Please note that we are a science-based institution and will touch on scientific themes such as evolution.

October 9, 2018 – Coastline and Tide Pools – Sea Urchin Dissection You don’t need to venture deep into the ocean to find life; coast lines and tidal pools are teeming with animals of all shapes and sizes. What happens to animals during low tide? What animal eats sea urchins? With the help of hands-on activities and a visit from some tidal pool friends, learning is a day at the beach! Please note that we are a science-based institution and will touch on scientific themes such as evolution. All dissections will be for grades 7-12.

November 13, 2018 – Wetlands and Marshes – Wetlands and Marshes are more than moist, muddy habitats. They help to protect against elements like floods and pollutants. Come join us in hands-on learning about how these ecosystems are important to our communities, watersheds, and the species that call them home. Please note that we are a science-based institution and will touch on scientific themes such as evolution.

December 11, 2018 – Mangroves – Crab Dissection Mangrove forests blur the line between land and sea, populating coastal edges and providing an important habitat for all sorts of species. Learn how these trees tolerate their salty, wet environment with hands-on activities showcasing their amazing adaptations. We also discuss their important role in marine fisheries and why they are a seafood lover’s friend. Please note that we are a science-based institution and will touch on scientific themes such as evolution. All dissections will be for grades 7-12.

January 8, 2019 – Arctic and Antarctic – Most people think that the Polar Regions are cold and desolate places where little life can survive, but that could not be further from the truth. We explore the ends of the earth with hands-on activities on water density, climate impacts, and animal diversity to find out how these areas can support the largest animals on the planet and team with life below the surface, all despite the chill. Please note that we are a science-based institution and will touch on scientific themes such as evolution.

February 12, 2019 – Coral Reefs – Coral reefs are one of the world’s most colorful and diverse ecosystems. One quarter of all ocean life depends on coral reefs, though they cover only about one percent of the ocean floor! Corals have a huge effect on the health of our world, but they need our help. Using hands-on activities and awesome artifacts, come find out how you can preserve the rainforests of the sea! Please note that we are a science-based institution and will touch on scientific themes such as evolution.

March 12, 2019 – Open Ocean vs. Deep Ocean – Shark Dissection It has been said that scientists know more about outer space than we do our own oceans. The open oceans are vast expanses that are almost impossible to explore every inch. Deep oceans are extreme habitats that require very specialized equipment to explore. We take a dive into these expansive ocean areas and learn about the amazing species that call these habitats home. Please note that we are a science-based institution and will touch on scientific themes such as evolution. All dissections will be for grades 7-12.

April 9, 2019 – Rainforest – Did you know that the rainforest is considered the lungs for the planet? Without them, we wouldn’t have any stability on the ever growing concern of climate change. Also, about 25% of all human prescriptions come from these lush forests as well as 1,300 of the known 2,000 cancer-fighting plants. Trek deep into this humid habitat with us as we explore everything the rainforest has to offer. Please note that we are a science-based institution and will touch on scientific themes such as evolution.

May 14, 2019 – Conservation Field Day – Join us for a day filled with games and activities that help us give back to our own habitat! Students learn how they can give back to the environment with different take-home crafts and experiments. During this class, we tie in all of the habitats that were discussed throughout the year to show how everything is connected on the planet. Please note that we are a science-based institution and will touch on scientific themes such as evolution.

*Please note that we are a science based institution and will touch on scientific themes such as evolution

*All dissections will be for grades 7th-12th

Please call 716-285-3575 ext. 209 for more information.