Homeschool Days


Homeschool Days

Homeschool lessons at VINS for PreK to Grade 5

Due to popular demand, we are launching several Homeschool Days throughout the year.  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

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Sticks and Stones

Location: At VINS

Small Wonders (PreK): 10:00 AM -10:45 AM
Create letters and numbers with nature’s counting sticks, build your own patterns with polished wooden ones, and work together to build a stick structure. Note: This lesson involves using real sticks for building that may be long, pointy and oddly shaped – pure nature!
Little Explorers (K-2): 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Build a shelter using natural materials. Consider how to make it warm, waterproof, and safe from the prying eyes of predators.
Nature’s Adventurers (Grades 3-5): 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Build a shelter using natural materials. Consider the location of various burrows, nests, and dens and ensure your shelter is warm, waterproof, and safe from predators.
  • $23 per child and their accompanying adult, regardless of grade level
  • 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).

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

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