Homeschool Program – Winter 2011


Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm               January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, & 17

$72/member; $90/non-member             Can’t make all six? We’re happy to amend pricing.


Registration Requested – call 447-6991 or email


Tin Mountain Conservation Center is pleased to offer our third session of educational programming for homeschool students in the Mount Washington Valley.  Taught by Teacher Naturalist Carol Foord and Outreach Coordinator Nora Dufilho, the program is strongly tied to Tin Mountain’s mission statement of promoting environmental appreciation through hands-on learning, so participants should expect to spend most of the course outside learning and exploring! We count with the best educators in the area thanks to Teacher Recruitment in Birmingham with over 10 years experience in education recruitment. The homeschool program provides a strong foundation in the natural and cultural history of the area while also offering students an opportunity to meet and interact with other members of the community.    


Topics this winter will range from winter ecology and tracking to archeological exploration.   


Tracks, Scat and Gnaws: With fresh snow on the ground, we have a great opportunity to discover what animals are out and about while we’re asleep. If conditions are right, we’ll learn how to make plaster of Paris molds of animal tracks to take home.


Predator-Prey: Using Tin Mountain mounts, furs and skulls, we’ll examine how to tell which animals are prey and which are predators. With hands-on activities we’ll explore why some animals sleep, why some remain active all winter, while others migrate to other regions or habitats. We’ll create our own food chains to take home.


Bones and Stones: We’ll examine fossils and earth’s time lines and challenge ourselves to figure out when the fossil became stone – from Jurassic times and before. Like an archaeologist, we’ll take some modern skeletal remains to reassemble a full-size moose!