SOLD OUT | 2023 Fall Homeschool Series - Acorns (Ages 5-7)
Registration Begins
Last Day To Register
9/22/2023 5:00 PM
Age Requirement
Birthdate cannot be after 12/27/2018
1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504, US
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Homeschool Series at Blandford

Hands-on, outdoor learning in our beautiful forests and meadows!


Homeschool field trips at Blandford immerse students in nature while engaging their curiosity and connection to the natural world. All of our programs are taught by our highly experienced and educated staff and are designed with modern science education standards in mind.


Programs are available for children ages 5-12, divided into small groups for age-appropriate content. We welcome up to five parent chaperones per group, especially for our youngest students who may need some extra assistance. Chaperones will be admitted on a first come, first served basis. Registration for chaperones is required, but there is no additional fee. For parents with multiple children who wish to chaperone, we strongly suggest registering with your youngest child, if space allows.


Each registration is sold as a package of three programs on the dates and times below. Please note that we have a minimum number of participants required for each age group. If we do not meet this minimum, that age group may be cancelled or merged with another age group.


Age Groups:

Acorns: 5-7

Sprouts: 8-9

Oaks: 10-12


Program Dates and Topics:

September 27 - Seeds & Plants

October 25 - Nature Games

November 15 - Whooo is an Owl?


All programs are scheduled from 1:00 - 2:30pm. Check-in takes place 10 minutes before the program starts in the Environmental Education Center on the main campus at 1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.


Registration Information:

Registration is $30/student for Members and $36/student for Non-Members and includes all three programs for the dates listed. A complete health form must be submitted during registration. Missed sessions will not be refunded. Sessions cancelled due to weather will be rescheduled if possible or a partial refund will be issued. Chaperones who register are required to attend all three session dates. Registration for Homeschool begins August 14, 2023 for both Members and Non-Members and will close on September 22, 2023. A minimum capacity must be reached for Homeschool programs to proceed.


Please Note: This program will take place mainly outdoors, even in rain and snow, but may also include indoor components.


COVID-19 Information: As of March 14, 2022, Blandford Nature Center no longer requires masks indoors or outdoors for staff, general visitors, or program participants. We continue to monitor local COVID rates and may reinstate masking requirements when community health concerns rise. If you have any questions about our COVID policies and procedures for programs, please contact our Program Manager at 616-735-6240 or email

$30.00 per Member - Acorn (5-7)
$36.00 per Non-Member - Acorn (5-7)
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made on or before 9/20/27 will receive a 75% refund. After that time, no refunds will be issued. The Homeschool Series will have a registrant minimum. If the minimum is not met, you will be contacted by Blandford Nature Center and notified of your refund options.

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