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Homeschool Science Series

Homeschoolers and families can get a dose of science and nature in our standards-based field trip series. Participate in one or as many as you like. Tickets can be purchased in advance by clicking on the links below. Cost is 5$ per child, adults are free.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 1:00-2:00 PM

Survival of the Fittest for Grades K-4

In this informative field trip, students will investigate how animals in the wild survive. Students will observe the Center’s wildlife and natural artifacts, and will participate in our “Adaptation Investigation” inquiry activity to see, first-hand, some of the amazing adaptations that help animals “make a living."

Wednesday, January 10 12:30-2:00 PM

Power of Water for Grades K-4

In this wet, wild, inquiry-based field trip students will investigate how Earth’s surface has been shaped by water. Students will get their hands wet using stream tables to create their own landforms.

Tuesday, February 13th 1:30-2:30 PM

Energy Causes Change for Grades K-4

Active exploration leads to inquiry as students interact at “investigation stations” to learn about how energy can cause change on Earth. Topics to explore will include thermal, electrical and magnetic energy. Watch colored ice melt, experiment with sound and use your own energy to make things change.

Wednesday, March 14 12:30-1:30 PM

Solar System Explorer for Grades K-4

Take a guided trip through the solar system with the expert astronomers in our planetarium and explore the planets in detail. See real images from NASA space craft from other planets and learn all about the basic properties of the solar system. Students learn about our unique solar system and its place in the galaxy and universe. This field trip can be adapted for any grade level.

Wednesday, April 11 12:30-2:00 PM

Habitats for Grades K-4

This inquiry-based field trip examines how plants, animals and nonliving things interact within a habitat. Students explore “investigation stations” and head out on a guided hike in the Huntington Reservation.


Wednesday, May 9 1:00 -2:00 PM

Life’s Energy Hike for Grades K-4:

This outdoor, inquiry-based field trip explores where living things get the energy they need to survive, while helping develop the scientific skill of observation. Students explore the Huntington Reservation and record seasonal observations and collect data about living things, all while learning about how energy flows through a food chain.

Thursday, May 10 12:30-2:00 PM

Our Great Lake Erie for Grades 3-8

In this hands-on field trip, we will investigate Lake Erie both in the classroom and in person! Working in small teams, we will use models to uncover why Lake Erie is important, what lives there and how humans impact the lake. We will hike to the lake and explore our north coast shoreline and conduct authentic water sampling to determine the health of our lake.

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