Crayfish

Outdoor Explorations for Homeschoolers
Parents, encourage your homeschool students to explore the outdoors at KNC!

During the 2013-2014 school year the Kalamazoo Nature Center will offer a series of environmental education programs developed especially for homeschoolers ages 4 to 14.
Program sessions are offered once a month on Wednesday or Thursday afternoons. Weather permitting, all programs have an outdoor portion at the Nature Center.

Program Fee:  Classes have been prorated for December-April class session
Members:  $35
Non-Members:  $45

2013-2014 Programs 

NEW!  Outdoor Explorations for young teens, Ages 13-14 (offered on Wednesdays only)

Register online HERE or print and mail a registration form above.  For program questions, call (269) 381-1574 ext 19.

  Hands-On Nature
Ages 4-6

Michigan Heritage
Ages 7-9

 Real World Survival
Ages 10-12

September 11 & 12
 Marvelous Minibeasts
 Incredible Insects
Life on the Oregon Trail
 October 9 & 10
Wild Weeds and Seeds
Listening to the Past (DeLano)
West with Lewis and Clark
 November 13 & 14
Animals Prepare for Winter
Life of a Pioneer Farm (DeLano)
The Settling of Michigan (DeLano)
 December 11 & 12
Settlers Prepare for Winter (DeLano)
Feeding Winter Birds
A Winter Food Web
 January 8 & 9
Snakes and Turtles
Mammal Mania
Winter Weather Science
February 12 & 13
Fuzzy Animals
Reptiles and Amphibians
Winter Survival Skills
 March 12 & 13
Frogs and Toads
Pioneer Sugaring (DeLano)
Survivor Trees
 April 2 & 3
Wonderful Water
 Fabulous Fish
Flying Predators and their Prey

















• Programs begin PROMPTLY at 1 p.m. and last 1.5 – 2 hours, depending on child’s age.
• A portion of most programs will be held outdoors, so please dress appropriately.
• Handouts will be available as appropriate.
• Non-participating family members are welcome to remain at the Interpretive Center at no additional cost.
• You must pre-register — no walk-ins, please!

 
Call 269-381-1574 x19 with program questions. 

Winter Closings:
Homeschool Programs will be cancelled if Plainwell Public Schools are cancelled. If programs are cancelled due to weather, they will be rescheduled for the following week. School Closings at WWMT.com

 





    Southwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum Logo    
      leave no trace logo          Kalamazoo Nature Center          children and nature network logo           

Kalamazoo Nature Center  •  7000 North Westnedge Avenue  •  Kalamazoo, MI 49009
PHONE (269) 381-1574  •  FAX (269) 381-2557