Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Homeschool Scientists Series – Oct.

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About Homeschool Scientists Series – Oct.

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.

Autumn brings numerous changes, and the sun is at the center of it all! During this crisp, exciting season, homeschool scientists will track the sun as it dips lower in the sky each week. They’ll get dizzy exploring all the cycles they can think of: life cycles, the water cycle, the rock cycle, the nutrient cycle… and the cycle of the seasons! On warm days we’ll look for signs of these cycles everywhere on the farm. On chillier days, we’ll do the same– but we’ll save some time for warmups and woolcraft with our Angora rabbits (who shed on a cycle too!).

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 7-11 offered once a week in 4-week 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 10 students with 1 educator. Groups will include the same students for the entire series.

*Please note, we cannot book children under 7 for this program. Please reach out to discuss our private-pod series opportunities.

Series Pricing

Four Tuesdays (2.5 hours each) $208 per member child, $260 per nonmember child

Upon completing registration for this program, you will be contacted directly with detailed program information, Covid-19 safety protocols, instructions, and requirements. Please contact appletonfarmcamp@thetrustees.org with any questions.

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

  • 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.
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