Homeschool Program

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!

COST:

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:

Magnificent Monarchs

Join us for games and hand-on activities and learn about the monarchs life cycle and discover why the monarch has two different life expectancies!  Weather permitting this program will include both indoor and outdoor time.  

Dates: Wednesday, September 18 OR Thursday, September 19

Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Goin’ 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. Weather permitting this program will include both indoor and outdoor time.  Pick the date works best for your family.

Dates: Wednesday, October 16 OR Thursday, October 17

Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Secret Life of Trees

It’s easy to take trees for granted.  After all, it looks like they just stand around and do nothing.  In reality, they are very busy doing many very important jobs. Come and discover how insects and people depend on trees for survival. Pick the date works best for your family.

Dates: Wednesday, November 13 OR Thursday, November 14

Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Crafting

Join us for a relaxing afternoon of butterfly and insect inspired crafts , a Conservatory scavenger hunt and encounters with live tropical insects! Pick the date works best for your family. This program is all indoors.

Dates: Wednesday, December 11 OR Thursday, December 12

Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Bugcicle 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. Afterwards, warm up with a visit to the tropical Conservatory!  Pick the date works best for your family.

Dates: Wednesday, January 15 OR Thursday, January 16

Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Did you know?

With a group of 15 or more, you can book your own Homeschool Program!

Past Programs:

  • ‘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.
  • Bugsicle Hunt: Come and discover how different creepy crawlies survive our cold Canadian winter, from migration to hibernation, and everything in between.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Three ways to register!

1) CALL:

519-653-1234 x105

2) E-MAIL:

education@cambridgebutterfly.com

3) SEND A REQUEST ONLINE:

Fill out the form below to register your child(ren) for our Homeschool Program(s)