Thursday, February 29, 2024

Homeschool Scientists – February Series

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About Homeschool Scientists – February Series

Homeschool Scientists is a unique farm-based program which addresses Next Generation Science Standards while allowing for ample time exploring Appleton’s barnyard, garden, and extensive trails. Students will learn through hands-on science lessons with expert naturalist instructors.

Next Generation Science Standards: 1-ESS1-2, 2-ESS2-1, 3-LS1-1, 4-ESS2-1, 5-ESS2-1

This series offers elementary-aged students the opportunity to participate in environmentally focused, farm-based activities that foster social, emotional, and academic growth and development. Through educator-guided experiential learning, students explore sustainability, agroecology, life cycles, soil science, history, and more – making important connections to their ongoing STEAM learning. Activities include plenty of time gardening, hiking, exploring and learning through doing.

This is an educational morning drop-off program for children ages 5-10 offered once a week in a monthly series. Your registration fee covers admission to the entire series. To keep groups and staff and safe as possible, families must register for a full series of programming. There are no discounts/prorated options for missed sessions. Groups will include up to 14 students and will include the same students for the entire series.

Series Pricing

Four Thursdays (3 hours each) $180 per member child, $225 per nonmember child

Class dates:
February 1
February 8
February 15
THERE WILL BE NO SESSION THURSDAY FEB 22; JOIN US FOR CAMP THAT WEEK!
February 29

As a once-weekly & instructional exempt program, this series is not licensed by the EEC.

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

    • Program Refunds/Cancellations: In the event that a program is cancelled due to severe weather, low enrollment, or other circumstances, we will notify you as soon as possible by email and issue you a full refund within 14 days of the cancellation. If you cannot attend a program as planned, contact appletonfarms@thetrustees.org at least 7 days prior to the start of the program to receive a full refund or transfer to another date/class. Refunds and/or class transfers will not be granted for registration cancellations placed fewer than 7 days before the start of the program. There are no refunds for missed classes. Appleton Farms reserves the right to change program locations, schedules, or instructors when necessary. 
    • Where to park: When you arrive at the farm, go right at the fork at the Welcome House (towards Farmhouse, Carriage Barn & Offices) and park in the lot next to the white Farmhouse / Farm Offices. Overflow parking is located along the drive leading up to the farmhouse between the trees before you cross the 4-way bridge intersection. Please be mindful of roped off areas and no-parking signs.  The group will meet at the Carriage barn across the stone paddock.
    • Membership Lookup: Click here to find your membership number.
    • The Trustees reserves the right to photograph or video visitors and program participants for promotional use, and usage of its properties implies consent. See the full policy at thetrustees.org/photovideo
    • Buy out a class/private events: Have a group that wants to take a class or program together? We have options to buy out our classes and/or create private events. Email appletonfarms@thetrustees.org for more information. 
    • While you’re here: Don’t forget to stop by our seasonal wood-fired pizza oven open weekends Spring- Fall and visit the Farm Store Tuesday- Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-4pm.

    All are welcome at Appleton Farms, we are excited to host you!

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