Homeschool at Oak Knoll

Sponsored by Oak Knoll

Schedule:

18 classes (show schedule)
Thu, Sep 16, 2021
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu, Sep 30, 2021
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu, Oct 14, 2021
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu, Oct 28, 2021
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu, Nov 11, 2021
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu, Dec 02, 2021
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu, Dec 16, 2021
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu, Jan 06, 2022
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu, Jan 20, 2022
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu, Feb 03, 2022
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu, Feb 17, 2022
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu, Mar 03, 2022
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu, Mar 17, 2022
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu, Mar 31, 2022
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu, Apr 14, 2022
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu, Apr 28, 2022
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu, May 12, 2022
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu, May 26, 2022
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Location:

Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary, Attleboro MA

Audience:

Children
9 - 12 years

Members:

$360.00

Nonmembers:

$430.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Join Oak Knoll naturalists for a fun filled 9-month series for the homeschool community. Each class is 2.5 hours in length and meets in small groups, with other students of similar age, all while learning science outside in nature at the Wildlife Sanctuary. Younger groups, ages 4.5-6 & 7-8, get age appropriate monthly themes to explore like; 'What is a Habitat?', 'How do Animals Move?', and “What is Weather?”. Older groups, ages 9-12 & 13-17, also explore monthly themes but also partake in actual conservation projects like monitoring bud bursts in trees and monitoring salamander populations.

Pre-registration is required for the entire series at a first come first served basis, space is limited. Classes happen mostly outdoors, have indoor access to bathrooms, will adhere to current social distance regulations and mask wearing of all staff and participants based on local requirements. This program is designed to keep students safe with small “pods” sizes of students who are screened before each class. Please be prepared for all types of weather and hiking conditions, programs run rain or shine.

Please note that Health History and Release forms are required for all participants to attend, once you register successfully you will receive a link to the forms.

September: Introduction to Community Science

  • Theme 1: What is a wildlife sanctuary?
  • Theme 2: What is a community science?

October: Data Gathering 101

  • Theme 1: Leaves, Trees, and Buds Project
  • Theme 2: Field Journaling

November: Making Observations

  • Theme 1: Introduction to iNaturalist/Bioindicators

December: Introduction to MWEEs

  • Theme 1: What is a wetland?
  • Theme 2: Wetland Metaphors

January: Animal Adaptations

  • Theme 1: Animal Classification
  • Theme 2: What's for Lunch?

February: Energy Cycles

  • Theme 1: Leaves, Trees and Buds Project
  • Theme 2: Food Webs

March: Nutrient Cycles

  • Theme 1: Water Cycle
  • Theme 2: Carbon Cycle
  • Theme 3: Nitrogen Cycle

April: Pollution Solutions

  • Theme 1: Watershed Model
  • Theme 2: Water Filtration

May: Climate Change

  • Theme 1: What is Climate Change?
  • Theme 2: Climate Cafe

Instructions and Directions:

Please note this is a Drop Off program. The Nature Center will not be available for families to wait this year due to covid19 restrictions.

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

For more information, contact:

1417 Park Street
Attleboro, MA 02703
For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.