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Homeschool Thursdays

Join us for our Homeschool-ology classes! Each month will focus on a different “ology” study topic like Zoology, Entomology, Ornithology, and more! Classes will be built upon each other; however, students may also pick and choose classes from the series.   

Classes will be held rain or shine so please prepare appropriately. Our current class format is a drop-off program. Parents and siblings not registered for the class are not allowed to stay for the entirety of the class. There will be time at the beginning and end of each class for you to see the activity stations, interact with your child, and ask any question and gather take home materials. Each class will contain classroom instruction time with activities and outdoor exploration. Students should bring a labeled refillable water bottle and preferred bug spray & sunscreen.   

Homeschool Topics for 2023 

1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month (15 students) At this time all homeschool classes are a drop-off style program. 

Cost per student: $15 non-member/ $12 member 

April: Something Fishy

6th:  Fin-Tastic Fish! - How do fish breathe underwater? Do all fish have scales? Can fish smell? Do fish fart? Come learn the answers to these questions and more! This class will include a variety of hands-on activity stations, a tour of our freshwater aquariums, & a fish printing craft!  

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20th: Jawsome Sharks! - Are sharks' fish or mammals? How many species of sharks are there in Florida? How long can sharks live? What is the largest shark species? Through a variety of hands-on activity stations we will learn all about the amazing lives of sharks!  

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Ages 5-8 from 10 am - 12 pm

(Drop off from 9:50am-10:00am and pick up is from 12:00 - 12:10pm)

Ages 9-12 from 1 pm - 3 pm

(Drop off from 12:50-1:00pm and pick up is from 3:00 - 3:10pm)

Sessions may fill up before we have a chance to note they are full on our website! If you are unable to view or book a session on the ticket purchase page, then please contact our Education Coordinator, Carrie by emailing her here to be put on a waitlist.

The cost is $15 per non-member child or $12 for members.

Homeschool Thursday ticket prices do not include general CNCP admission, which can be purchased separately but is not required for this program. General CNCP admission is required for access to CNCP after the end of the program time. Proof of membership is required for the discount, please bring your membership card with you.

Homeschool Thursdays 

I have read the description of the Homeschool Thursday program experience offered at Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium and understand the information listed above. Pickups after the end of the program will be charged by the 5-min increment ($5 for every 5 minutes past the designated pick-up time). I also understand that activities will be involved in my child's camp program; I find them acceptable for my child’s participation. Recognizing the educational benefits of this program to my child, and acknowledging that it is completely voluntary, I, the parent/guardian, do hereby agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium for any loss, injury or damage resulting directly or indirectly from my child's participation in this program. Pictures of the program, not identifying my child, may be used online to illustrate program activities and promote future programs. My acceptance and submission of this form constitutes my digital signature (paper waiver will be signed on the first day of program).

Registration Form HS Thursda
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