Homeschool Programs

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Wild Encounters – Homeschool Program

Wild Encounters is a once-a-month, hands-on nature program offered September through June just for homeschool families. Each class includes an overview of the day’s topic, a hike, and outdoor activities.

Classes are held 10:00 a.m. to noon on the fourth Monday of each month (except October and December, see special dates below). A hike and nature journaling are always included. This program is for ages 5 and up, though younger siblings are welcome to come along. Fee: $5.00 per age-eligible child. Prepay for five classes and get a sixth class free.

NEW IN DECEMBER: Register online, and pay when you come to class. Click on a date below to register for a class.

Scholarships are available for all programs.

Winter 2018-2019 programs:

November 26 – How Birds Prepare for Winter: Go on a bird walk, dissect an owl pellet and discover bird adaptations.
December 17 – Maine’s Mammals: Can you tell a mink from an ermine? Look for tracks and signs.
January 28 – Winter Survival: Go snowshoeing, make a winter snow shelter and go for a dogsled ride.
February 25 -Tap a Tree: Tap a tree, sip some sap and make some maple sugar candy. Learn how trees work.