Homeschool Spring 2015

Children, 6-10 years old, will explore nature through hands-on activities, science experiments, nature lessons, stories, hikes, and crafts. Students will engage in dynamic experiences that reinforce nature and science concepts. Please wear closed toed shoes, clothing appropriate for outdoor weather, and bring a water bottle. Course topics are carefully chosen to allow children to experience many of these animals at their most active or interesting times during their life cycle.

Please read below for more specific information on dates, topics, and details for fall classes. We welcome you to give us a call for help with registration, additional class information, or any other questions we can help you with.

*Enrollment for home school classes are for the whole term. This allows children to participate in the curriculum the way it was intended as well as to form meaningful bonds with their peers while keeping the tuition per class more economical.

Homeschool Participant Information

Instructor: Chris Sawinski

Location: Bob Jones Nature Center & Preserve

Ages: 6-10 years old

Class Size: Min 4 – Max 12

Cost: $380 (members receive 10% discount)

Date(s): Wednesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm (18 weeks: January 14, 2015 – May 27, 2015)

2015 Spring Themes

This Spring, themes for Homeschool class will cover a variety of nature based subjects that showcase the animals and plants which call the Cross Timbers home. Over the course of 5 months, we will explore our local wildlife, how humans fit in (both in positive and damaging ways), wildflowers, and how the seasons change from winter to spring.

January 14th or 15th
21st or 22nd
28th or 29th
– Project WILD: Polar Bears in Texas? (Adaptations)
– Project WILD: What’s in your backyard? (Biodiversity)
– Project WILD: Tracks!
February 4th or 5th
11th or 12th
18th or 19th
25th or 26th
– Project WILD: Oh Deer!
– Great Backyard Bird Count
– Project WILD: Owl Pellets (Food Chain)
– To the Bat Cave!
March 4th or 5th
18th or 19th
25th or 26th
– Busy Bees
– Beautiful Butterflies
– Monarch Migration: The Great Butterfly Hunt
April 1st or 2nd
15th or 16th
22nd or 23rd
29th or 30th
– Cottontails hopping down the bunny trail
– How do plants breathe? (Photosynthesis)
– Earth Day: How can we make a difference?
– Arbor Day: Plant a tree Day!
May 6th or 7th
13th or 14th
20th or 21st
27th or 28th
– The Leaves on the Trees
– Wonderful Wildflowers
– Mutt-i-grees: Humane Education
– Mutt-i-grees: Humane Education

 

Eventbrite - Home School Fall 2014

BJNC Highlights

Below is an excerpt from a recent feature in the Star-Telegram entitled, "Social Eyes: Naturally Sweet under the stars is Nov. 1st."

"Picture this: Delicious tastings from fab local top chefs, a gorgeous outdoor setting under the evening sky, live entertainment, star gazing, a lovely silent auction display and a crowd buzzing with enjoyment. What is it? The Naturally Sweet fundraiser on Nov. 1 benefiting the Bob Jones Nature Center in Southlake."

For the entire story, please visit: http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/10/12/6185413/social-eyes-naturally-sweet-under.html

 

CEAD Camp 2014

View photos from camp!

Naturally Sweet 6 is the Event of the Year! Find out more here.

Signage coming to Bluebird Trail thanks to Leadership Southlake! Check out this video to learn more.

NBC 5 aired a story on Talk Street about Bob Jones and the Nature Center in celebration of Black History Month on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 5:00 PM.
Here's a link to the related print story.

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