Homeschool Program 2018/2019
UNIQUE PROGRAMMING FOR ALL AGES!
Our Homeschool Programs are designed for families with children up to age 12, however, all ages are welcome to attend and all participating children are asked to pay program admission. Each month will be a different theme, children will experience learning in our classrooms, our tropical conservatory, and our insect galleries – and maybe even a trip outside!
Students: $8.50 per participating child, plus HST
Adults: $5.00 per adult, plus HST.
Participating children must be accompanied by an adult. Payment is due upon arrival on day of program.
Dates & Times:
Wednesday January 16 & Thursday January 17, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Bugsicle Hunt: Come and discover how different creepy crawlies survive our cold Canadian winter, from migration to hibernation, and everything in between. We’ll start inside and then bundle up for a hike outside to look for signs of insect life. Afterward, warm up with a visit to the tropical Conservatory! Pick the date works best for your family.
Wednesday February 20 & Thursday February 21, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Morpho Mysteries: Join us as we discover, with hands-on activities, what makes the blue morpho butterfly one of our favourites! Learn about their specialized vision and hearing, camouflage, and why their blue colour is so vibrant. This program is all indoors and will include time in the tropical Conservatory and a craft. Pick the date works best for your family.
Wednesday March 20 & Thursday March 21, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Butterfly Life Cycle: Explore strategies used by butterflies to survive through different stages of life (eg. caterpillars look like bird droppings, chrysalides look like leaves). Discover similarities and differences between two different kinds of insect life cycles. Learn how you can help our local butterfly populations. This program is all indoors and will include time in the tropical Conservatory and a live insect encounter. Pick the date works best for your family.
Wednesday April 24 & Thursday April 25 , 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Beneficial Bug Hunt: Bring your bug boxes, bug nets, hats and water bottles and come dressed for an outdoor afternoon bug hunt! We’ll start the program indoors and learn about the unique characteristics of insects and then we’ll head out to our back field to see what we can find! Pick the date works best for your family.
Looking for alternative dates?
With a group of 15 or more, you can book your own Homeschool Program!
- Magnificent Monarchs: Learn about the migration story of the monarch butterfly.
- ‘Going on a Bear Hunt’: Come and meet our woolly bears up close and learn about the truth about the woolly bear’s stripes and discover how they spend the winter.
- House of Butterflies: We’ll read the story, ‘Isabel’s House of Butterflies’ by Tony Johnston and see how the lives of people living within the monarchs overwintering grounds in Mexico are similar and different to our own lives. We will also be collecting food donations for the Food Bank of Waterloo Region.