Published on September 28, 2021

Registration is Open for 2021-22 Homeschool Programs

A new year of programs designed exclusively for the homeschool community!

Homeschool student with an insect net in early spring at Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary

These 2.5-hour drop-off programs provide fun-filled opportunities for homeschoolers to meet other students in a social environment, learn science outdoors, and engage with the natural world at the sanctuary.

Classes meet in small, age-based groups and explore a different nature-based theme each month. Older age groups also partake in conservation projects like monitoring bud bursts in trees or tracking salamander populations.

Each class takes place outdoors, so students should come prepared for all types of weather and hiking conditions. Runs rain or shine.


Registration


This program series runs from September through May, but you can sign up at any point during the school year (fee will be prorated).

→ To register, please email us or call 508-223-3060. ←

Pre-registration is required. Enrollment for each class is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cost (Full 18 weeks)

Members $360 • Nonmembers $430
Prorated pricing based on start date

Please Note

  • Online registration is NOT available for this program series.
  • Health history and release forms are required for all participants—you'll receive a link to the forms once you've successfully registered.

Program Schedule


All sessions meet twice a month from September–May on Wednesdays or Thursdays.

  • Each program is 2.5 hours
  • Drop-off only
  • Due to COVID protocols, parents cannot wait in the Nature Center

Age Group

Class Day

Time

Ages 4.5-6 (limit 10 students) Wednesday 9:00–11:30 am
Ages 7-8 (limit 16 students) Wednesday 1:00–3:30 pm
Ages 9 -12 (limit 20 students) Thursday 9:00 am–11:30 am
Ages 13-17 (limit 20 students) Thursday 1:00–3:30 pm

Themes


Oak Knoll homeschool students looking at berries in late fall

Ages 4.5-6

Welcome to the Sanctuary • Habitats • Animal Adaptations • Animal Movement • Earth Science • Weather • Ponds • How Things Grow • Physics & Chemistry in Nature
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Ages 7-8

Welcome to the Sanctuary • Habitats • Animal Adaptations • Animal Movement • Earth Science • Nature’s Cycles • Ponds • Life Cycles • Scientific Method
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Ages 9-12

Intro to Community Science • Data Gathering 101 • Making Observations • Intro to MWEEs (Watersheds) • Animal Adaptations • Energy Cycles • Nutrient Cycles • Pollution Solutions • Climate Change
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Ages 13-17

Intro to Community Science • Data Gathering 101 • Making Observations • Intro to MWEEs (Watersheds) • Intro to Zoology • Energy Cycles • Nutrient Cycles • Pollution Solutions • Climate Change
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