Placer Nature Center offers fun, outdoor, hands-on classes to fulfill curricula needs. Students, of all ages, enjoy the camaraderie of other homeschoolers while learning through affordable, experiential programs.
Homeschool Science Classes
Homeschool groups can book at anytime of the year, just like regular school groups! You don't have to wait for scheduled classes to begin. Customized classes are available for any student group (10 or more students) – groups can be mixed grade levels. Groups can also choose from any of the programs on our regular field trip page…
No group? Check out the scheduled science classes below!
For more information about any of our programs, call (530) 878-6053 ext. 608 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
September 2012-April 2013
Classes are designed to engage and educate children in grades K- 6th. Each class is about 2 hours long and incorporates a trail hike into the program lesson. They all adhere to the California Content Standards.
Placer Nature Center members paying cash or check get half-off fees for home school classes (among other benefits)! (Due to high fees and our low program costs we cannot offer this discount for credit card purchases)
|Sept.13, 2012||10am-12pm||Native Americans of the Foothills||$7||The Maidu are the Native Americans of the foothills. Come experience the foothills with "Maidu" eyes. How did they find food, shelter, and medicines?|
|10am-12pm||Ecology||$7||Explore the relationships of living things with their environment. Why is soil, water and air important? Who eats who?|
|Nov. 1, 2012||10am-12pm||Swimming Salmon||$7||It's migration time! Salmon are an ancient species with all kinds of adaptations to survive. What are they?|
|Jan. 10, 2013||10am-12pm||Nature Games||$7||How nature-savvy are you? Come play some nature games on the trail and in the exhibit hall to find out.|
|Feb. 7, 2013||10am-12pm||Earth-friendly choices||$7||What are smart energy choices? Why is composting and vermiculture good for the earth?|
|Mar. 7, 2013||10am-12pm||Wings||$7||Birds, Bats and bugs - they all have wings! What adaptations do they have?|
|Apr. 11, 2013||10am-12pm||Stream Swimmers||$7||Water has special properties! Come and experiment and find out what they are and how they are important to life!|
Cash is accepted the day of the class or pay in advance online through PayPal (below registration form).
We do accept vouchers with advanced notice, please call 530-878-6053 ext. 608 or email email@example.com with your request and information on the school district.
** All students must preregister** as class size is limited and we also need to ensure we have enough supplies and instructors. Thank you and see you soon!
The registration form is not linked to this payment button, so please also register your children above (we don't have the technical capabilities to connect the two).
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Online payment is offered as a convenience to those who would like to pay by credit card. Those who are paying cash the day of the class, only need to register above.