Programs for Homeschool Families

Program Fees: Unless noted programs are free for members; $8 per person for nonmember

Some programs charge slightly more due to materials and supplies.

Reservations are required in advance. 

Homeschool First Fridays is a series of environmental education programs developed especially for homeschoolers ages 4 to 12.  These classes are a great way to get hands-on science and nature lessons, receive help on projects and research and network with other homeschooling families. Each two-hour program will consist of indoor and outdoor hands-on learning. Depending on the topic, students may observe live animals, collect aquatic creatures, take measurements of water quality, or play games.  

Many of our Volunteer Activities can be suitable for homeschool families.

Upcoming events

    • 09/04/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 4
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    For students ages 12-16 years old - no parent needed

    Looking for enrichment activities for your teen homeschooler? This month’s class will focus on the animals and plants live in the Bay and why they are important. We will sample the nearshore life with a seine net - identifying what we find and discussing their place in the ecosystem.

    Chest waders will be provided.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Free for Society members.
    Nonmembers pay $8 per person

    Location Flag Ponds Nature Park 
      
    Please register by August 31

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    Teen homeschool days will give your teen a chance to get hands on experience with science and nature activities, provide an opportunity for service, and have fun in the company of other teens while doing it. 
        
        
       
    • 09/14/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
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    Ages 4-12, with adult

    This Fall's homeschool series focuses on the chesapeake Bay, with each month will focusing on something different. In September’s class we will explore the shallow, near-shore waters of the Bay.  There will be some inside activities, but most of this class will be at the beach and in the water, so please come prepared to get wet (adults too).

    Please register by September 6 to attend

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Program Fee are per family:
    Please register all your children on one entry. Program fees are per family.

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Homeschool Fridays is a series of environmental education programs developed especially for homeschoolers ages 4 to 12. These classes are a great way to get hands-on science and nature lessons and network with other homeschooling families. Each two-hour program will consist of indoor and outdoor hands-on learning

    There is no charge for parents since they are expected to participate as mentors and teachers. Staff will provide guidance for parents on how to assist.

    Siblings younger than 4 are welcome, but must be under the care of a parent/guardian at all times and should not distract the program participants.

    Older and younger students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger group).

    • 09/14/2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 2
    Register

    Ages 4-12, with adult

    This Fall's homeschool series focuses on the chesapeake Bay, with each month will focusing on something different. In September’s class we will explore the shallow, near-shore waters of the Bay.  There will be some inside activities, but most of this class will be at the beach and in the water, so please come prepared to get wet (adults too).

    Please register by September 6 to attend

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Program Fee are per family:
    Please register all your children on one entry. Program fees are per family.

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Homeschool Fridays is a series of environmental education programs developed especially for homeschoolers ages 4 to 12. These classes are a great way to get hands-on science and nature lessons and network with other homeschooling families. Each two-hour program will consist of indoor and outdoor hands-on learning

    There is no charge for parents since they are expected to participate as mentors and teachers. Staff will provide guidance for parents on how to assist.

    Siblings younger than 4 are welcome, but must be under the care of a parent/guardian at all times and should not distract the program participants.

    Older and younger students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger group).

Past events

06/04/2018 Teen Homeschool Day - Nature's Kitchen
06/01/2018 Homeschool First Friday: - Eating Wild - PM session
06/01/2018 Homeschool First Friday: - Eating Wild - AM session
05/07/2018 Teen Homeschool Day - Animal Tracking 101
05/04/2018 Homeschool First Friday: Who Goes There? - PM session
05/04/2018 Homeschool First Friday: Who Goes There? - AM session
04/09/2018 Teen Homeschool Day - Leave No Trace
04/07/2018 Teens Behind the Scenes - Animal Care
04/06/2018 Homeschool First Friday: Leave No Trace - PM session
04/06/2018 Homeschool First Friday: Leave No Trace - AM session
03/09/2018 Homeschool First Friday - Finding Your Way- PM session
03/09/2018 Homeschool First Friday - Finding Your Way- AM session
03/05/2018 Teen Homeschool Day - How Do I Get There from Here?
02/12/2018 Teen Homeschool Day - Fire Building and Campfire Cooking
02/10/2018 Teens Behind the Scenes - Raptors Care
02/09/2018 Homeschool First Friday - Keeping Warm - PM session
02/09/2018 Homeschool First Friday - Keeping Warm - AM session
01/12/2018 Homeschool First Friday: Home Away from Home - PM session
01/12/2018 Homeschool First Friday: Home Away from Home - AM session
01/08/2018 Teen Homeschool Day - Shelter Building 101
12/04/2017 Teen Homeschool Day - Fire Building and Campfire Cooking
12/01/2017 First Friday's Homeschool Day: Animal Classification-Birds - PM Session
12/01/2017 First Friday's Homeschool Day - Animal Classification - Birds- AM Session
11/06/2017 Teen Homeschool Day - How Do I Get There from Here?
11/03/2017 First Friday's Homeschool Day: Animal Classification - Mammals - PM Session
11/03/2017 First Friday's Homeschool Day: Animal Classification - Mammals - AM Session
10/16/2017 Teen Homeschool Day - Chesapeake Bay Ecology
10/06/2017 First Friday's Homeschool Day: Animal Classification - Fish - PM Session
10/06/2017 First Friday's Homeschool Day: Animal Classification - Fish - AM Session
09/05/2017 Teen Homeschool - Kayaking Skills
09/01/2017 Friday Homeschool Day - Animal Classification, Insects - PM session
09/01/2017 Friday Homeschool Day - Animal Classification, Insects - AM session
07/22/2017 Teens Behind the Scenes - Animal Care
06/05/2017 Teen Homeschool Day - Kayaking the Patuxent
06/02/2017 Friday Homeschool Day - Down by the Bay - PM session
06/02/2017 Friday Homeschool Day - Down by the Bay - AM session
05/05/2017 Friday Homeschool Day - The Birds and the Bees - PM session
05/05/2017 Friday Homeschool Day - The Birds and the Bees - AM session
05/01/2017 Teen Homeschool Day - Nature Playspace
04/13/2017 Amphibian Bio Blitz - Teen Overnight
04/07/2017 Friday Homeschool Day - Early Risers - PM session
04/07/2017 Friday Homeschool Day - Early Risers - AM session
04/03/2017 Teen Homeschool Day - Spring Salamander Day
03/06/2017 Teen Homeschool Day - Spring Herp Search
03/03/2017 Friday Homeschool Day - Habitats, The Super Swamp - PM session
03/03/2017 Friday Homeschool Day - Habitats, The Super Swamp - AM session
02/10/2017 Friday Homeschool Day - Habitats, The Beautiful Beach - PM session
02/10/2017 Friday Homeschool Day - Habitats, The Beautiful Beach - AM session
02/07/2017 Teen Homeschool Day - Hike to the Big Cypress
01/12/2017 Teen Homeschool Day - Animal Care
01/06/2017 Friday Homeschool Day - Habitats, the Friendly Forest - PM session
01/06/2017 Friday Homeschool Day - Habitats, the Friendly Forest - AM session
12/02/2016 Homeschool Friday - Keeping Warm - PM session
12/02/2016 Homeschool Friday - Keeping Warm - AM session
11/07/2016 Teen Homschool - Raptors Behind the Scenes
11/04/2016 Homeschool Friday: Home Away from Home - PM session
11/04/2016 Homeschool Friday: Home Away from Home - AM session
10/07/2016 Homeschool Friday - Finding Your Way - PM session
10/07/2016 Homeschool Friday - Finding Your Way- AM session
10/03/2016 How Do I Get There from Here?
09/12/2016 Nature Playspace Project Day
09/02/2016 Homeschool Friday - Eating Wild - PM session
09/02/2016 Homeschool Friday - Eating Wild - AM session
06/09/2016 Teen Homeschool Day - Kayak Skills and River Life
06/03/2016 Friday Homeschool Day - PM
06/03/2016 Friday Homeschool Day - AM
05/06/2016 Friday Homeschool Day - PM
05/06/2016 Friday Homeschool Day - AM
04/19/2016 Teen Homeschool Day - Salamanders in the Swamp
04/01/2016 Friday Homeschool Day - PM
04/01/2016 Friday Homeschool Day - AM
03/28/2016 Junior Entomologist
03/23/2016 Spring Bio Blitz - Teen Overnight
03/11/2016 Salamander Study Work Day
03/04/2016 Friday Homeschool Day - PM
03/04/2016 Friday Homeschool Day - AM
02/12/2016 Friday Homeschool Day - PM
02/12/2016 Friday Homeschool Day - AM
01/08/2016 Friday Homeschool Day - PM
01/08/2016 Homeschool Fridays - AM
12/04/2015 Session 2 - First Friday's Homeschool Day - Mammals
12/04/2015 First Friday's Homeschool Day - Mammals
11/06/2015 Session 2 - First Friday's Homeschool Day - Birds
10/03/2015 First Friday's Homeschool Day - Animal Classification - Fish
10/02/2015 Session 2 - First Friday's Homeschool Day - Fish
10/02/2015 First Friday's Homeschool Day - Fish
09/04/2015 Session 2 - First Friday's Homeschool Day - Insects
09/04/2015 First Friday's Homeschool Day - Insects
06/24/2015 Junior Entomologist
03/04/2015 Salamander Study Orientation

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Calvert Nature Society is dedicated to the protection and preservation of Calvert County’s natural heritage and the creation of an environmentally literate and aware community. We provide opportunities for appreciation and understanding of our natural world through our outreach initiatives and in support of the mission of the Calvert County Natural Resources Division.  The Society is a 501(c)3 organization.

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Mailing address: PO Box 122, Port Republic, MD 20676. info@calvertparks.org
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