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Homeschool Science

Homeschool 2022-23

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In-person Homeschool Classes

Interdisciplinary, inquiry-based science and nature exploration at Billings’ only nature center. Featuring different themes throughout the school year taught by our experienced Teacher Naturalists.

Audubon Center Members receive a 10% discount and free entry into several of our community programs – become a member today by visiting our membership page.

Scholarships are available! Apply for a scholarship here!


Please Read and Sign our Homeschool Letter to Parents 2022. Bring this with you the first day of the program.

This document contains our COVID protocols, information to prepare you for programming, and the Parental Consent Form needed on the first day of class.


Classes for two age groups:

  • Littles: entering K – 3rd grade 
  • Middles: entering 4th – 7th grade 

Littles and Middles: Sign up for Tuesdays OR Thursdays from 2:00 – 3:45pm


This Year’s Themes:

Fall (8 weeks): Water Wisdom September 13th to November 3rd
Winter I (4 weeks): Outdoor Survival Skills November 8th to December 8th (week of Thanksgiving off)
(**Winter Break – 3 weeks off** December 13th to December 29th)
Winter II (8 weeks): Winter Ecology – January 3rd to February 23rd
Spring I (4 weeks): Nature Relationships – February 28th to March 23rd
(**Spring Break – 1 week off** March 27th to March 31st)
Spring II (8 weeks): Earth Rocks!  April 4th to May 25th


Session Pricing:

Littles and Middles 8-week class: $90/student ($81 for members)
Littles and Middles 4-week class: $55/student ($49.50 for members)


Session Descriptions: Littles and Middles:

Water Wisdom:  Splash through this class as we study the properties of water, the power of water, and much more! Explore the Center’s ponds with canoeing, macroinvertebrate collection, and stream table experiments. 

Outdoor Survival Skills: Become an outdoor survivalist: learn how to build shelter, make fire, tie knots, and more. Do you have what it takes to survive outdoors!? *No class the week of Thanksgiving*

Winter Ecology:  Explore the Montana Audubon Center winter wonderland as we research the adaptations plants and animals use to survive this harsh season. From snowflakes to snowshoes, it’s bound to be a cool time.

Nature Relationships: Discover how the world around you interacts with each other. Study predators and prey animals and relationships through artifacts and role playing. A field trip to ZooMT will allow us to take a closer look at some of these amazing animals. The web of life is sure to be sticky!

Earth Rocks!: Montana geology is pretty gneiss! Learn how different rocks are made, practice creating and digging up fossils, and grow your own crystals.  We’ll rock and roll our way towards becoming geologists.

 

 

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