Published on August 24, 2018

Register Now for 2018-19 Homeschool Programs

Kids facing camera with binoculars in fall
Oak Knoll is excited to announce our 2018-19 programs designed exclusively for the homeschool community!

These drop-off programs provide a wonderful opportunity for homeschoolers to meet with other students in a social environment while engaging with the natural world. Classes meet one Thursday a month for 60 minutes from September–May. 

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.


Homeschooler investigating insects

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.

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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 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) 9:30–10:30 am
Ages 7-8 (limit 16 students) 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Ages 9 -12 (limit 20 students) 12:30–1:30 pm
Ages 13-17 (limit 20 students) 2:00–3:00 pm


Ages 4.5-6

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

Ages 7-8

Welcome to the Sanctuary • Bird Walk • Forest Exploration • 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