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 4.5 - 6 year olds explore monthly themes like: "What is a Habitat?," "How to Animals Move?," and "What is Weather?"
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: Welcome to the Sanctuary (Monarch Watch Entire Month)
- Theme 1: What is a wildlife sanctuary?
- Theme 2: What is a scientist?
October: What is a Habitat?
- Theme 1: Dendrology
- Theme 2: Soil
November: What is an Adaptation?
- Theme 1: Ornithology 101 - Bird Walk
- Theme 2: Hibernation/Migration
December: How do animals move?
- Theme 1: Animal tracks and signs
- Theme 2: Helping Wildlife
January: What is Earth Science?
- Theme 1: Geology
- Theme 2: Paleontology
February: What are nature's cycles?
- Theme 1: Water Cycle
- Theme 2: Carbon Cycle
March: What is a Wetland?
- Theme 1: Wetland Metaphors - Pond and Stream
- Theme 2: Pond critter exploration
April: What is a Life Cycle?
- Theme 1: Complete vs Incomplete Metamorphosis
- Theme 2: Flower to Seed
May: Can I be a Scientist?
- Theme 1: Physics in Nature (Explore Flight)
- Theme 2: Chemistry in Nature (Fizzy Science)
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Mass Audubon Staff