Great Blue Heron Homeschool Class (Ages 9 to 11) - Wednesday PM

Sponsored by Ipswich River


8 classes (show schedule)
Wed, Sep 30, 2020
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wed, Oct 07, 2020
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wed, Oct 14, 2020
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wed, Oct 21, 2020
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wed, Oct 28, 2020
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wed, Nov 04, 2020
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wed, Nov 11, 2020
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wed, Nov 18, 2020
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield MA


Cori Brauer - Education Coordinator; Bruce Menin - Ipswich River Field Teacher


(suitable for children 9 - 11 years)




Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Great Blue Herons are deep observers, fast movers, and are vital to their habitat. This eight-class series will feature exploration of the sanctuary's many habitats as well as active games, engaging hands-on projects, and a deeper examination of our local ecology. We will study the same topics as the Red-tailed Hawk class, but these older students will hike farther, learn more complex natural history concepts, and do more challenging projects.

This season we will be investigating the incredible diversity of life at the sanctuary. Each day will focus on a different group of living things (birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, plants, and more). We will explore the sanctuary, carefully catch and observe live creatures, and make time each day for questions, creativity, and nature play. All of our homeschool groups are learning about the same topics this fall, but with the content and activities tailored to the ages, interests, and needs of the group.

Instructions and Directions:

Drop off/pick is outside in front of the sanctuary buildings. Please come dressed for the weather as we will be outside for the entire class. For the Red-tailed Hawks and Great Blue Herons, this is a drop-off class and we cannot accommodate parents/guardians coming along for the class.
All participants must wear a mask and complete a Covid-19 self-health assessment check form prior to each class. More information including a full Covid-19 safety protocol will be provided.

Registration is required.
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