Join Oak Knoll naturalists for a fun filled 9-month series for the homeschool community.Each class is 3 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.
Our 9 - 12 year olds explorer monthly themes and partake in additional conservation projects like collecting data for bud bursts in trees, and raising 'headstart' turtle hatchlings.
Pre-registration is required for the entire 18-session 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. Please be prepared for all types of weather and hiking conditions, programs run rain or shine.
Please note that Health History, Emergency, 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 (Monarch Watch Entire Month)
- Theme 1: What is a wildlife sanctuary?
- Theme 2: What is community science?
October: Data Gathering 101
- Theme 1: Leaves, Trees, and Buds Project (Fall Prep)
- Theme 2: Blanding's Turtle Project
November: Making Observations
- Theme 1: Field Journaling Part 1
- Theme 2: Field Journaling Part 2
December: Animal Sign
- Theme 1: Tracking
- Theme 2: Helping Wildlife
January: Earth Science
- Theme 1: Geology
- Theme 2: Paleontology
February: Winter Wildlife
- Theme 1: Owls & Bird Biology
- Theme 2: Migrations
- Theme 1: Water Cycle & Wetland Types + Leaves, Trees, and Buds Project (Spring Prep)
- Theme 2: Aquatic Bio-indicators
April: Pollution Solutions & Climate Change
- Theme 1: Watershed Model
- Theme 2: Water Filtration
May: Can I be a Scientist?
- Theme 1: Engineering in Nature (Nature Boats)
- Theme 2: Chemistry in Nature (Fizzy Science)
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Mass Audubon Staff