Homeschool Winter Red-tailed Hawks Class (Ages 6-8) - Wednesdays AM

Sponsored by Ipswich River


6 classes (show schedule)
Wed, Jan 05, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed, Jan 12, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed, Jan 19, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed, Jan 26, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed, Feb 02, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed, Feb 09, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield MA


Sarah Hall - Ipswich River Field Teacher; Dave Dishaw - Teacher/Naturalist


6 - 8 years




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

Red-tailed Hawks have keen eyes, curious minds, and can soar long distances. Our Red-tailed Hawk Homeschool Class is the name for our homeschool class for ages 6-8 years old. This series introduces homeschool students to basic ecology while nurturing an appreciation for and understanding of the natural world.

Winter is an excellent time to search the fields, forests, and wetlands of the Sanctuary for nature mysteries and clues to solve them. How do ecosystems change in winter? How do we know which animals are around if we don't see them? How are different living things surviving winter conditions? What's in this owl pellet and why do we want to know? Each class has a central question or mystery we can solve with observation, experimentation, and outdoor skill building.

January 5: Looking and Listening for Winter Birds

January 12: Chew Clues - Who's Been Snacking on the Sanctuary?

January 19: Knock Knock! Who's There? Mysterious Winter Homes

January 26: Who Scat That? Tracks and Scat of Winter Mammals

February 2: How Winter Trees Survive the Freeze

February 9: A Winter Owl Prowl

* If needed we would hold a make-up class on Wednesday February 16th

Instructions and Directions:

Check-in 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 Chickadee class an adult must come along with the group for each class. All other classes are drop-off and a health and emergency contact form will be required for each child.
All participants must wear a mask when going inside to use the bathrooms so please make sure you bring one to each class.

Registration is required.
For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.

For more information, contact:

87 Perkins Row
Topsfield, MA 01983
For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.