2019 Spring Homeschool Series


2019 Spring Homeschool Series
Date/Time
Registration Begins
1/1/2019
Last Day To Register
3/18/2019 11:55 PM
Age Requirement
Birthdate must be between 3/12/2008 and 3/11/2014
Location
1715 Hillburn Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504, US
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Homeschool field trips to Blandford Nature Center will immerse students in nature and are designed to help integrate Next  Generation Science Standards while engaging students’ natural sense of  inquiry.  Each 90 minute program is offered from 1:30 to 3:00 pm, taught by our highly experienced, trained and educated staff and is geared toward children 5 to 10 years of age. Students will be split into groups based on age so that program content is appropriate. All students will sign up via this link, then the group will be split into four, evenly sized, smaller groups based on age.

Monday, March 11, 2019: The Science of Sugaring

Experience the science of maple syrup production! Identify maple trees, collect data on
forest health and smell the sweet syrup cooking in the Sugarhouse. Practice modern
methods of tapping, collection and boiling using real tools, then taste the sweet results.

Monday, April 15, 2019: Predator-Prey Simulation

What does it take for an animal to survive in the wild? Students will engage in an actionpacked
simulation to explore and understand the complex interactions among herbivores,
carnivores, and omnivores in an ecosystem. They will experience first hand what it feels like
to be part of a food chain, the value of camouflage, and other animal survival strategies. 

Monday, May 20, 2019: Farmyard Friends

What animals live at the Blandford Farm and what makes each of them special? Students
will meet our farmyard friends and learn about the life of a farm animal: from feeding to
grooming to enrichment, students will have a great time learning about the unique needs of
our sheep, goats, and chickens!

This series has 3 programs each lasting 90 minutes long for a special flat fee of only $25.00! The deadline to register for this  program package is March 1st.  In addition to the deadline, there is a minimum requirement of 40 participants, so be sure to tell other homeschool families about this great educational experience! 

Cost
$25.00 per Participant
Cancellation Policy
Due to the nature of planning for our educators, there will be no refunds issued unless severe weather occurs and program cancellation is decided by Blandford Nature Center staff.

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