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    Homeschool Days


Home school days allow individual home school students to attend preselected programs. Only students of the grade-equivalent age for the programs offered will be registered.

Photosynthesis and the Praire
September 21, $ 6 per child
The prairie is a great place to learn about flowering plants and grasses.  We will categorize the plants, look at the leaves with magnifiers and discuss photosynthesis.   An experiment and other activities will help the students understand plants, their importance and photosynthesis.
Program #   Grade    Time
660             K-6         1:00-2:30 pm

Birds and Migration
October 19, $6 per child
Why do birds migrate? We will play a game to help understand the risks and barriers.  We will also spend time learning about feathers, the different kinds and the attributes and positioning on the body of the bird.
Program #   Grade    Time
661             K-6         1:00-2:30 pm

November 16, $6 per child
A scientific exploration using worms, combining art, science and literature. We will read a story of worms. Students will then explore and touch the worms, recreate the details with modeling clay, and sketch and label their drawings.
Program #   Grade    Time
662             K-6         1:00-2:30 pm

Registration and payment is required one weeks prior to the program date.

Organized home school groups of 10 or more age-appropriate students are encouraged to register for their own group field trip program. A designated member from your group can request programs by calling our naturalist. All registration forms from the group must be turned in (in person at the nature center or mailed in) one week prior to the date chosen.

Lake Katherine’s program refund policy is the Monday before the program-full refund. Less than 4 days, no refund.







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