Homeschool Programs

exploratory outdoor field trip for homeschoolers

Homeschool Field Education Center Discovery Series

Experience learning in the Field Education Centers

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Becoming a Naturalist

Discover plants, animals, soils, rocks, fungi and more at one or multiple Field Education Center(s).

Children will build connections to all the natural elements of the world, including their own individual functions.

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Nature Journaling

Discover the art of nature journaling as we explore our Field Education Center(s).

Children will make their own nature journal by practicing writing about and drawing observations of the natural world. 

 

details and pricing

Programs are geared towards ages 4-13, run rain or shine, and require payment at least 2 weeks in advance.

Length: 2 hours; 3 hours; 3+ hours possible upon request.

Scheduling: Monday - Friday; 10 AM - 6 PM. Weekend programs depend upon availability.

Topic Selection: Pick one of the listed themes above. We will gladly design a program for you if you want something else.

Pricing:

  • 2 hours: $125.00 for up to 10 kids with one educator

  • 3 hours: $180.00 for up to 10 kids with one educator

  • 3+ hours: Please contact us at educationprograms@bhnp.org.

Frequency:

  • Single Program: 

    • Your group will spend their 2-hours at the Field Education Center of their choice.

    • Program activities focus on outdoor time and range from drawing, building, and data-collecting.

  • Monthly Program: 

    • Available from September - May.

    • Your group will meet once a month for a minimum of 3 months and up to 8 months.

    • Groups can explore a Field Education Center in depth or visit several Field Education Centers to compare and contrast the habitats.

  • Weekly Program: 

    • Available from September - May and only during the weekdays.

    • Your group will meet once a week for a minimum of 3 weeks and a maximum of 28 weeks.

    • Discounted pricing is available to groups who come more than 6 consecutive weeks.

READY TO BOOK? HAVE SOME QUESTIONS?
Contact us: educationprograms@bhnp.org


Forest Kindergarten

Nature play and wild experiences for your little ones

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A child-led, exploratory program for 3 - 6 year olds.

Parents are welcome to stay and enjoy the full experience with their child.

If you would like a drop-off program, please email us for inquiries.

We maintain a 1 instructor for every 4 children ratio for this age group.

Contact us for scheduling, questions, and details: educationprograms@bhnp.org.


At Home Outdoors:
Eco-Adventures for Homeschoolers

Get outside and enjoy an ecology-based homeschool program for ages 5-12.

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ALL ABOUT OWLS
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH
10 AM- 12 PM

Hosted by the Atlanta Audubon Society.

In this program, students will learn about Georgia's native owl species.

They will explore owl's unique adaptation's and their importance in the food web.

Genuine owl biofacts will help students to gain perspective and understand of these amazing predators.  

 
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FROG FUN
FRIDAY OCTOBER 11TH
10 AM - 12 PM

Hosted by The Amphibian Foundation.

Did you know that frogs and toads are amphibians? Did you know there are 14 species of frogs and toads living in Metro Atlanta?

Let’s investigate the frogs and toads that are living in our own backyards and learn to identify them by sight and sound!

We will also go "herping"- to try to locate these amphibians at the Preserve.

 
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BLUE HERON BEAVERS FRIDAY
NOVEMBER 8TH
10 AM - 12 PM

Hosted by Blue Heron Nature Preserve.  

Did you know that beavers are a keystone species?

Come learn about their amazing ability to shape the environment, explore the wetland for evidence of these natural engineers, and try our hand at building our own beaver dams.

 
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FASCINATING FEATHERS
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13TH
10 AM - 12 PM

Hosted by the Atlanta Audubon Society.

Feathers are a feature that make birds unique from all other animals.

Students will learn about this unique bird adaptation.

Getting a close look at different types of feathers will help students gain understanding of their functionality and purpose through hands on activities.

 

Pricing & Details

Registration is required at least 24 hours prior to the program.
Drop-Ins will be charged $18.00 at the door.

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  • $15 per child, per session

    • $55 per child for the full semester

  • Parents/Guardians and siblings age 4 and under are free.

    • Children ages 4 and under must be accompanied by an adult guardian at all times.

    • Parents/Guardians may drop off their participating children or remain for the program.