Children

Homeschool Programs

Each program uses the 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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August 2015 theme Water in the Garden: Exploring Habitats
Students will learn how gardens can be used to improve water quality and promote sustainability and how decisions they make can impact their community and local environment. We’ll explore the Tennessee River and share our “grow green” practices of gardening with native plants. We’ll use models, visuals, experiments and hands-on activities to engage students in outdoor gardening and habitat exploration.

K-2: August 4, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom
K-2: August 18, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom

3-5: August 5, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom
3-5: August 19, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom

6-8: August 5, 12-1:30 pm, Boeing Education Classroom
6-8: August 19, 12-1:30 pm Boeing Education Classroom
 
September 2015 theme Sounds of Nature: Science & Music
Students will participate in engaging lessons offering a first-hand look at garden-based scientific learning. The activities are designed to transform students into inquiring scientists, helping them develop higher cognitive skills and practice different STEM-related techniques and language. By exploring opportunities for experimentation, utilizing engineering methods to solve practical problems and making career connections students will discover the sounds of nature.

K-2: September 1, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom
K-2: September 15, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom
K-2: September 29, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom


3-5: September 2, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom
3-5: September 16, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom
3-5: September 30, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom

6-8: September 2, 12-1:30 pm, Boeing Education Classroom
6-8: September 16, 12-1:30 pm, Boeing Education Classroom
6-8: September 30, 12-1:30 pm, Boeing Education Classroom

October 2015 theme Imagination: Fueling Science
Learning can happen anywhere! By fueling student interest as we build their knowledge base, we will provide students the opportunity to build the creativity that gave us science greats such as Marie Curie, Isaac Newton, and Albert Einstein.

K-2: October 13, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom
K-2: October 27, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom


3-5: October 14, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom
3-5: October 28, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom


6-8: October 14, 12-1:30 pm, Boeing Education Classroom
6-8: October 28, 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.