Outdoor, Nature Based Homeschool Program
Ages 6-10 | Wednesdays from 1:30-4:00pm
4-week Late Fall Session: Nov 29, Dec 6, 13, 20
Join us for an immersive homeschool session as we experience the change of seasons and the land through a blend of mindfulness and scientific observation. Through a combination of ongoing projects and new activities each week, we will observe, interact with, and appreciate the nature that surrounds us. We will also explore the land through nature journaling and observing wildlife on forest hikes, nature-inspired art crafts, and hands-on activities.
Lessons are active and outdoors, using our forest, field, gardens (rain, pollinator, vegetable, sensory) and stream as both classrooms and playground. The program incorporates games and group activities that focus on teamwork and socializing, in addition to STEM lessons about forest ecology and seasonal topics! Some of our focus areas will include leaf chromatography, foraging, migration and adaptations, bird behavior, dendrology, plant communities, animal preparations for winter and more.
Schedule a Maple Sugaringprogram for your co-op, pod or group in Feb-Mar!
The New Weis Center offers many options for the homeschool community, including field trips that can be scheduled for your group, and weekly multi-week sessions from Sep-May (see below). Many of ourindividual public programs andscout programs may also be scheduled privately for your group, pod or co-op. Homeschool groups may also rent our facilities for their own classes and events, including campfires, the covered pavilion, and classrooms.
Contact us for more information or to schedule a program, or call 973-835-2160
“Adventurous experiences out-of-doors are perceived to kindle the enthusiasm of the young, to develop their concern for others, for their community and for the environment. Such experiences provide the means of self-discovery, self-expression and enjoyment, which are at once both stimulating and fulfilling."
~ Lord Hunt of Llanfair Waterdine
PRICE (per student, per 4-week session) - payment in full is due upon registration
$170 - Standard Rate
$160 - Siblings Rate (each sibling)
$150 - CURRENT New Weis Center Member Rate*
*Members at the "Supporter" level ($75 and up) are eligible for the discounted rate. Learn more about membership.
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS
> We reserve the right to remove any child without refund due to unacceptable behavior, and to reschedule or change programs as needed.