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Homeschool Programs

Each program uses Huntsville Botanical Garden's 120 acres of developed and natural areas as a teaching classroom, while connecting to National Education Standards and the Alabama Course of Study.

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Migration & Hibernation
This lesson focuses on how animals sense winter coming and take actions to stay alive during the coldest months of the year. Students will dig for hibernating earthworms and look for migrating birds.

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K-2: November 4, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom
3-5: November 5, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom
6-8: November 5, 12-1:30 pm, Boeing Education Classroom

All Food Begins with a Plant
This lesson focuses on tracing all the food students have eaten that day back to the plant (or plants!) it was created from. Real and processed food products will be compared side by side. Students will also deconstruct Thanksgiving Dinner to figure out how many plants are packed into a meal.

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K-2: November 18, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom
3-5: November 19, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom
6-8: November 19, 12-1:30 pm, Boeing Education Classroom

Electricity Part I
Identify renewable and nonrenewable energy sources which are used to generate the electricity we need for our homes, businesses, schools, and factories.

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K-2: December 2, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom
3-5: December 3, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom
6-8: December 3, 12-1:30 pm, Boeing Education Classroom

Electricity Part II
Students use the information learned in Part I to create their very own tabletop Galaxy of Lights display to take home!

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K-2: December 16, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom
3-5: December 17, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom
6-8: December 17, 12-1:30 pm, Boeing Education Classroom


Asian Longhorned Beetle

We will discover why the Asian longhorned beetle, an invasive insect native to Asia, has been responsible for the loss of thousands of trees in the United States.  Learn how to protect the trees in your backyard, favorite park or Huntsville Botanical Garden.

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K-2: January 6, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom
3-5: January 7, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom
6-8:January 7, 12-1:30 pm, Boeing Education Classroom


Music Reflects the Garden’s Beauty
We will compare and contrast the differences between the four concertos Antonio Vivaldi composed titled, The Four Seasons.  Students will identify and suppose what the effects the four seasons have on the Huntsville Botanical Garden. We’ll also compare the music of the four concertos to the effects of the four seasons.

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K-2: January 20, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom
3-5: January 21, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom
6-8: January 21, 12-1:30 pm, Boeing Education Classroom


Please contact Soozi Pline at spline@hsvbg.org or 256-837-4344 with any questions.

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 at 256-837-4344.
  • 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.

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

 


Please contact Soozi Pline at spline@hsvbg.org or 256-837-4344 with any questions.

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 at 256-837-4344.
  • 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.