Red-tailed hawks have keen eyes, curious minds, and can soar long distances. Our Red-tailed Hawk group is the name for our homeschool class for 6 to 8 year olds. This series introduces homeschool students to basic ecology while nurturing an appreciation for and understanding of the natural world.
Highlights this Fall will include creative building challenges each class inspired by wildlife and wild places. Using mostly natural building materials found right here on the sanctuary we will create flying contraptions, floating mini boats, strong shelters, and much more. Simple parts of nature that kids love like sticks, mud, rocks, swirling wind, and rushing water will guide us to a deeper understanding of physics, engineering, and teamwork.
September 21: Nature's Amazing Materials
September 28: Building Beaver Dams
October 5: How Birds, Bats, and Bugs Fly High in the Field
October 12: What Floats Your Boat?
October 19: Bark Beetles, Termites, and Carpenter Creatures
October 26: Spiders and Other Wild Web Weavers
November 2: Who Dug It? At Home in the Dirt
November 9: Strong, Soft, and Safe Stick Shelters
* If needed, we will have a make-up class on November 16th.
Drop off/pick is outside in front of the sanctuary buildings. Please come dressed for the weather each class. This is a drop-off class and you will be asked to fill out a short emergency contact and health information form on the first day.