8-week session for homeschool (or virtually schooled) students ages 6-12!
Tuesdays, September 21-November 9 | 1:30-3:30pm
Dendro-Detectives! Towering over our heads, trees often escape our attention despite seeing them every day. For this program, we take trees out of the background and into focus as we learn about common species, life cycles, reproduction, survival strategies, seed dispersal, fall colors and more. Lessons are active and outdoors, using our forest as both a classroom and a playground.
This active outdoor program incorporates games and group activities in addition to STEM lessons about tree biology and forest ecology. We will play games that focus on teamwork and socializing and games to get to know the trees! Some hands-on STEM activities we will be doing include leaf chromatography, creating tree field guides, extracting tree cores for dendrochronology, measuring tree size and height across plant communities, and more
Programs will be held outdoors on our beautiful 152 acre property in the Highlands region of northern New Jersey. Our outdoor facilities are ideally suited to outdoor learning, and include a picnic grove, recreation field, covered pavilion, fire circle, hiking trails, raingarden, butterfly garden and a brook.
DATES & TIMES
PRICE (per student)
$220 - Standard Rate
$200 - Siblings Rate (each sibling)
$185 - CURRENT New Weis Center Member Rate*
*Members at the "Supporter" level ($75 and up) are eligible for discounts on homeschool programs
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS
> We reserve the right to remove any child without refund due to unacceptable behavior, and to reschedule or change programs as needed.
COVID-19 Health & Safety Precautions
We have also implemented specific safety measures tailored to our site: