Forest Homeschool


Registration is now open!


 

Wauhatchie School and Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center have established a unique outdoor learning experience for homeschool students aged 7-12. Classes are hands-on, integrating academics with bush craft and naturalist skills.

 

FOREST SCHOOL SESSIONS

M/W| 12:30-4:00        

T/Th| 8:30-12:00        

T/Th| 12:30-4:00        

  • Maximum of 20 students per session

  • 10% discount for each additional child from the same family.

  • An additional hourly fee is charged for pick-up after 4:15.

  • The tuition includes all class materials (journals and art supplies and other items).

  • Classes may not be paid for individually. There are no refunds for classes missed (unless a scheduled class is cancelled.)

STUDENTS WILL HAVE OPPORTUNITIES TO:

  • Collect data, using the STEM and GLOBE models, for NOAA and other national research organizations

  • Participate in canoe–building and canoe trips, outdoor bush crafting and survival skills, animal identification and tracking, nature arts and crafts,  occasional overnight camps, and family weekend adventures

  • Train to become Junior Naturalists for Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center

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BENEFITS TO STUDENTS

  • Hands-on inquiry-based learning

  • Learning naturally outdoors

  • Interdisciplinary learning with writing, math, science, history, and a focus on art in nature

  • Classes facilitated by professional naturalist/educators

  • Opportunities to work collaboratively to create, problem solve, support one another, dream of a bigger and better world

  • Nature Journals: Each student will record in their journals what they learn with drawings, data collections, creative and expository writing, personal reflections, and questions to research.