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For Grades K-5

Get your kids outside and into nature! On Thursdays, homeschoolers in K-5th grade can enjoy outdoor nature and science activities during Backyard Scientists. Activities will correspond to each grade level standard. During Backyard Scientists, children are encouraged to explore their environment and develop their own relationship with nature, within a safe and structured setting. Led by knowledgeable naturalists, your kids will learn plant identification, geology, ecology, and more! Each month has a different theme!

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Homeschool Nature Classes Fast Facts

$ 60

Per Week For Members
  • Dates: Backyard Scientists starts September 21st, 2023.
  • Times: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Pricing : $70 per day for non-members, $60 per week for members with code SCIENCE23 
  • Additional Notes:
    • Students need to come prepared for outdoor activities. Please dress for the weather and bring a refillable water bottle and lunch.
    • An email with detailed information will be sent the week prior to classes starting.

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What will my child do at Backyard Scientists?

Children will be engaged in a nature lesson! Topics will range from weather and climate to the life cycle of a butterfly! Children will participate in games, crafts, and experiments all with a focus on science!

Who can attend Backyard Scientists?

This is a drop-off program for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade!

What does my child need to bring?

Children should come dressed appropriately for the weather, we always recommend bringing a rain jacket just in case! Children should wear closed-toed shoes. Please bring a refillable water bottle, a lunch, and a snack.

What is the educator to student ratio?

We have one educator per 12 students. Our educators are former school teachers or naturalists.

Will there be health screenings for the students?

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. Please do not send your child to class if anyone else in the home is sick.

What hygiene practices will be enforced in class?

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.

How will you keep classrooms clean?

Classrooms and bathrooms will be sanitized using an EPA approved disinfectant.

Will my student be required to wear a face mask?

No, we are keeping with the current guidelines from the CDC. No masks are required, but if you want your child to wear one, please send a couple with them.

What happens if my child gets sick in class?

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 six 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 five days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

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