Homeschool Days

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Homeschool Days

Homeschool lessons at VINS for PreK to Grade 5

Anyone can sign up for these days, whether you participate in our regular series, are on one of our waitlists, or you live at a distance.  Join us for science, nature, and fun! Parent/Guardian presence is required during all programs.  If you have children in multiple grade bands, please contact us so we can help you meet this requirement and register appropriately

  • Participants are required to wear masks, maintain social distance and wash hands prior to the start of the lesson. 
  • All materials are disinfected before and after each lesson.
  • Lessons are taught outside.

We are unable to refund any sessions that are missed due to travel, illness or other commitments. In the event that VINS has to cancel a lesson or lessons, families will receive a full refund for the value of those missed lesson(s).

Homeschool Day: Sound and Light

When: Monday, July 18, 2022
Time: 10:00-1:00
Who: Pre-K and Elementary aged children*
Cost: $48 per adult/child pair**

Registration opens June 10.

Join us at the VINS Nature Center for a Homeschool Day at VINS!   Each lesson takes place in our Outdoor Classroom or August Pavilion which provide the perfect settings for outdoor exploration and nature play in the company of other families. This three-hour program will include opportunities to  explore sound stations, test if objects are transparent, translucent, or opaque, and learn how animals use sound and light to communicate.  There will also be time for the public raptor show, lunch, and a hike.

*Due to the age range, some activities will be directed at younger children while others will target older children. Everyone is invited to participate in all activities, but there will be two instructors present so that someone is available to engage younger children as necessary.

** Please ask about the sibling discount if one adult is bringing multiple children!

Homeschool Day: Force and Motion

When: Thursday, August 18, 2022
Time: 10:00-1:00
Who: Pre-K and Elementary aged children*
Cost: $48 per adult/child pair**

Registration opens June 10.

Join us at the VINS Nature Center for a Homeschool Day at VINS! Each lesson takes place in our Outdoor Classroom or August Pavilion which provide the perfect settings for outdoor exploration and nature play in the company of other families. This three-hour program will include opportunities to apply different amounts of force, build ramps to learn about gravity, and test weight and friction with pulleys. There will also be time for the public raptor show, lunch, and a hike.

*Due to the age range, some activities will be directed at younger children while others will be directed at older children. Everyone is invited to participate in all activities, but there will be two instructors present so that someone is available to engage younger children as necessary.

** Please email ehitchings@vinsweb.org to about the sibling discount if one adult is bringing multiple children!

Enhancing Classroom Curriculum with On-Site, Place-Based Education

Explore the natural world with hands-on lessons aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.