Homeschool Thursdays

Join us for our Fall Semester of 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. 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.  

1st and 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   

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)

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HOMESCHOOL THURSDAYS

FOOD CHAINS & WEBS
at  the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium


November 17th, 2022
Ages: 5-8 • 10 am - 12 pm  |  Ages: 9-12 • 1 pm-3 pm
Members: $12 | Non-Members: $15

 

Come help feed some of the animals at the Nature Center while learning all about food chains and webs. Through a variety of games and activities, students will learn about our local food chains and how we as humans fit into and affect them.  

Space is limited, please register today!

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HOMESCHOOL THURSDAYS

TREE ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
at  the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium


December 1st, 2022
Ages: 5-8 • 10 am - 12 pm  |  Ages: 9-12 • 1 pm-3 pm
Members: $12 | Non-Members: $15

 

Do trees ever stop growing? Do all trees lose their leaves in cooler weather? Through a series of activities, students will learn about the parts of a tree and their functions, how a tree grows, and the different types of trees we have. We will take a tree identification hike on our Pine Loop Trail to learn how to identify the most common trees of SWFL.

Space is limited, please register today!

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HOMESCHOOL THURSDAYS

PLANT USES & IMPORTANCE
at  the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium


December 15th, 2022
Ages: 5-8 • 10 am - 12 pm  |  Ages: 9-12 • 1 pm-3 pm
Members: $12 | Non-Members: $15

 

For thousands of years, plants have provided food, medicine, and lots of products we use in our daily lives. In this class, we will learn about some of those uses by exploring the plants at the Nature Center. Most of this class will be outdoors, and we will be going on a wild edible and uses hike, so please dress appropriately.

Space is limited, please register today!

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).