Backyard Scientists Nature Class


Backyard Scientists Returns this Fall

Registration opens August 1st!

Exploring Nature in Your Own Backyard

On Wednesdays, K-5th grade homeschoolers can come to the nature center for outdoor nature and science activities. In September, your child will have the chance to learn about Insects!  Activities will correspond to each grade level standard. Most activities take place outdoors so please dress for the weather!

September Session Fast Facts:

Dates: Wednesdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 (FIVE days this month!)

Times: 9:30AM – 3:30PM

Theme: Insectigation! All things Insects!

Pricing for the 5 days: $275 for members; $310 for non-members

Not a member? Join or renew today to enjoy discounts on all of our camps, classes, and much more!

Additional Notes:

  • Students need to come prepared for outdoor activities. Please dress for the weather and bring a refillable water bottle, lunch, and snack.
  • Please bring a mask for limited indoor activities
  • An emailed letter with detailed information will be sent soon after registration

FAQ: Covid Response

Most frequent questions and answers regarding camp modifications in response to COVID-19

No. Parents are expected to monitor their child’s health and if they exhibit symptoms of Covid-19 or other illnesses they are expected to notify the staff and keep their child at home.

Students will get hand sanitizer when they are dropped off at camp.They will wash their hands before snacks and lunch and after restroom breaks. A hand sanitizer station will be set up in each camp classroom and students will be directed to use it regularly.

Each classroom will have EPA-approved disinfectant spray and paper towels for cleaning surfaces once a day. Bathrooms will be wiped down once a day as well.

Yes, while indoors. Class families will be asked to send two labeled face masks each day (must cover child’s nose and mouth) to be worn while indoors in the classroom. Vaccinated staff will not wear masks. While outdoors, masks are optional.

Your child will be separated from the group until a parent/guardian can pick them up from class. They will be supervised by an adult from 6 feet apart. They will not be permitted to return to camp until they have either had a negative COVID-19 test or have been fever and fever medication free for 72 hours, other symptoms have improved, and at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.