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


8 classes (show schedule)
Wed, Sep 21, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed, Sep 28, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed, Oct 05, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed, Oct 12, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed, Oct 19, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed, Oct 26, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed, Nov 02, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed, Nov 09, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield


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


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 group is for our students ages 9 to 11 who will hike farther, learn more complex natural history concepts, and do more challenging projects.

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.

Instructions and Directions:

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.

Registration is required.

Meeting Place:

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
87 Perkins Row
Topsfield, MA 01983
Email [email protected] for more information.