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Homeschool Programs

Bi-monthly Environmental Education and Nature Studies in the Garden

Each program uses the Garden’s 112 acres of developed and natural areas as a teaching classroom, while connecting to STEM and Common Core Standards.

Click on the age group/date to register.

March: Sunlight

Session 1: Sunlight/light
Light from the sun plays a critical role in life on our planet.  Students will discover how light travels and the effects of sunlight on the planet for all living and non-living things.
K-2nd:              February 28                12-1:30pm
3rd-5th:            March 2                       12-1:30pm
6th-8th:            March 2                       12-1:30pm

Session 2: Geology
Geology has shaped our planet and revealed the history of changes in the land, water and air.  Students will develop an understanding of the geologic cycle and explore the geology record of the local area.
K-2nd:                  March 28                     12-1:30pm
3rd-5th:                March 30                     12-1:30pm
6th-8th:               March 30                     12-1:30pm

April: Bringing Fossils to Life

In anticipation of our new Dinosaurs Uproar Alive! Exhibit that opens in May, students will piece together the information that fossils give us on the organisms that lived millions of years ago.  There weren’t just dinosaurs! We will look at plants and even the smallest of the creatures that used to exist.
K-2nd:               April 11                        12-1:30pm
3rd-5th:             April 13                       12-1:30pm
6th-8th:            April 13                        12-1:30pm

Registration & Cancellation:

  • Participants must be pre-registered for all programs. There will be no registration the day of programs due to supply and class size limitations.
  • Registration and payment for classes may be made online or by calling the Education Department.
  • Refunds will be given as a credit to participants who do not attend their scheduled program if the garden is given a 48 hour  advance notice.
  • HBG reserves the right to cancel any program if a minimum number of participants are not registered. If this happens, another class option or 100% refund of registration fees will be offered.
  • Contact the Education Department if you have questions:
    Soozi Pline: 256-830-4447 Ext 252
    Misty Hertzig: 256-830-4447 Ext 253

All classes meet in the education classrooms and will include inside and outside experiences.

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