Homeschool nature programs will provide opportunities to discover the outdoors, have hands-on learning experiences, and explore natural history.  Each month will focus on a different topic during the hour and half long program. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register for each program that is of interest.

  • Tuesday, February 15 at Prairie Heritage Center (1:30-3:00 p.m.): Grab your lab coat and your beakers for this month's program. We will use the scientific method as we try out some wacky science experiments.
  • Tuesday, March 22 at Prairie Heritage Center (1:30-3:00 p.m.): Ready, steady, aim! This month participants can try out archery. They also will get to build their own catapults to really test out their aim. Participants must be ages 8+
  • Tuesday, April 5 at Prairie Heritage Center (1:30-3:00 p.m.): Spring is here! We will hike the great outdoors and go on a hunt for the pasque flower.
  • Tuesday, May 3 at Mill Creek Park (1:30-3:00 p.m.): What lives in a pond? Come and find out as we explore the shoreline at Mill Creek Park, learn about frog life cycles, and create a fun water craft.

Mini Naturalists is a great hands-on introduction to the natural world for youth ages 2-5 that are budding naturalists. This is an hour long program that may include games, story time, crafts, and interactive experiences. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register for each program that is of interest.

  • Wednesday, February 16 at Prairie Heritage Center (10:00-11:00 a.m.): How do animals stay warm in the winter? Join us as we learn all about winter adaptations for our animal friends through different hands-on activities.
  • Wednesday, March 16 at Prairie Heritage Center (10:00-11:00 a.m.): Why does it rain and how do rainbows appear? We will create our own rainstorm, learn about the water cycle, and create a beautiful rainbow to take home.
  • Wednesday, April 6 at Prairie Heritage Center (10:00-11:00 a.m.): What has wings and flies? This month we are going to explore the world of birds. We will sing some songs, try out different bird beaks, and go on a hike to see what birds we can find.
  • Wednesday, May 4 at Mill Creek Park (10:00-11:00 a.m.): Ribbit, ribbit - Let's learn all about frogs! We will explore the the frog life cycle and look for tadpoles.