Published on October 5, 2022

Homeschool at Oak Knoll

Children and educators putting their hands together in a huddle

Oak Knoll Naturalists and groups of Homeschool students ranging from 4-and-a-half year olds to 12 year olds have begun their 9-month series. Each class is 2.5 hours in length and meets in small groups, with other students of similar age, all while learning science outside in nature at the Wildlife Sanctuary. Younger groups, ages 4.5-6 & 7-8, get age-appropriate monthly themes to explore like; 'What is a Habitat?', 'How do Animals Move?', and “What is Weather?”. Older groups, ages 9-12, also explore monthly themes but partake in additional conservation projects like collecting data for bud bursts in trees and raising “headstart” turtle hatchlings.

Classes happen mostly outdoors, have indoor access to bathrooms, will adhere to current social distance regulations and mask wearing of all staff and participants based on local requirements. This program is designed to keep students safe with small “pods” sizes of students. Students are prepared for all types of weather and hiking conditions, with programs running rain or shine.