Published on August 9, 2019

Register Now for 2019-20 Homeschool Programs

Homeschool students going ponding at Oak Knoll © Mary Whitty
© Mary Whitty

Oak Knoll is excited to announce a new year of programs designed exclusively for the homeschool community!

These monthly, 1.5-hour drop-off programs provide a wonderful opportunity for homeschoolers to meet with other students in a social environment while engaging with the natural world. 

Each program includes time outdoors as well as indoors, so students should come prepared for all types of weather and hiking conditions. Programs run rain or shine.


Kids facing camera with binoculars in fall

You may register for individual monthly sessions, or sign up for the entire series to enjoy a discounted rate!

→ Pre-registration is required. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Browse Upcoming Sessions >

Health History and Release forms are required for all participants to attend—you will receive a link to the forms once you've successfully registered.

Program Schedule

All sessions meet from September–May on the last Thursday of each month except in December, when we meet on the third Thursday of the month.

Age Group

Class Times

Ages 4.5-6 (limit 10 students) 9:00–10:30 am
Ages 7-8 (limit 16 students) 10:30 am–12:00 pm
Ages 9 -12 (limit 20 students) 12:30–2:00 pm
Ages 13-17 (limit 20 students) 2:00–3:30 pm


Ages 4.5-6

Welcome to the Sanctuary • Tree & Leaf Exploration •  Bird Walk • Winter Hibernation • Rocks & Minerals • Animal Signs • Pond Critter Investigation • Flower to Seed • Water

Ages 7-8

Welcome to the Sanctuary • Tree & Leaf Exploration • Bird Adaptations • Food Webs • Rocks & Minerals • Animal Signs • Pond & Stream Exploration • Flower to Seed • Water

Ages 9-12

Welcome to the Sanctuary • Forest Ecology • Ornithology 101 • Energy & Living Systems! • Geology 101 • Animal Signs • Wetland Ecology • Solar & Wind Power • Weather vs Climate

Ages 13-17

Welcome to the Sanctuary • Forest Ecology • Ornithology 101 • Energy & Living Systems! • Geology 101 • Animal Signs • Wetland Ecology • Solar & Wind Power • Climate Change