Tin Mountain Conservation Center offers multi-week homeschool programs seasonally. The program is geared towards elementary aged students; ideally children age seven to twelve. It is strongly tied to Tin Mountain’s mission statement of promoting environmental appreciation through hands-on learning. Participants should expect to spend most of the course outside learning and exploring!

Taught by Teacher Naturalist Matt Maloney, the program runs weekly for 2 hours. This year the homeschool program will run on Wednesdays from 1-3 PM. It is geared toward students of Homeschool 2015age 7-12.

The theme for the Fall 2016 session will be:

Exploring Nature through the Changing Seasons

The fourteen-week series begins with a foundations course that exposes students to a scientific vocabulary through hands-on activities and exploration.  From there the program will explore the various ecosystems present at Tin Mountain and take a closer look at the seasonal changes and occurring on-site.

Students will set up 3 fixed-radius plots in which they will study the flora and fauna throughout the fall and winter seasons. Each study plot will be set up in a different ecosystem within the Rockwell Sanctuary allowing the students to explore and compare the forests, fields and ponds of Tin Mountain. Studies will study a variety of topics including tree identification, soil studies, aquatic insects, migrating and residential birds, mammals, understory plants, winter weeds and much more.

The cost for the program is $150/member; $190/non-member. $15 discount for multiple students/ household.  Registration is requested. For more information or to register – call 447-6991 or email mmaloney@tinmountain.org.

** Please note that this program needs a minimum of 6 students to run**