Home Away from Home School
Spring 2017

Students, ages 6-9 and 10-14 years old will explore nature through hands-on activities, science experiments, nature lessons, and hikes. Students will engage in dynamic experiences that reinforce nature and science concepts. Course topics are carefully chosen to allow children to experience the Cross Timbers Ecosystem flora and fauna at their most active and interesting times during their life cycle. Bob Jones Nature Center Members receive a 10% discount, so give us a call at 817-491-6333 or become a member here. Please email admin@bjnc.org for the membership discount code if you are already a BJNC Member. Want to send all of your kids? Receive a 10% sibling discount. Need a payment plan? Just ask and we can work with you!

Home School Participant Information

Location: Bob Jones Nature Center & Preserve
Ages: 6-9 & 10-14
Class Size: Min 4 – Max 12
Cost: $375.00 (16 Weeks)
Date(s): January 3 - April 27
Age 6-9: Tuesdays 10:00-12:00pm OR Wednesdays 10:00-12:00pm
Age 10-14: Wednesdays 1:00-3:00pm

*If minimum is not met, there is a possibility of joining the two classes together.

Refunds and Cancellations: Classes cancelled by parents up to eight weeks before the start of a class session are refunded at 100% excluding all processing fees. Classes cancelled within four weeks of the class sessions start date are refunded at 50% excluding all processing fees. Classes cancelled within two weeks of the class sessions start date will not be issued a refund of any kind. In those cases in which your spot can be filled, payments will be stopped.

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About the Home School Staff

Kayla Nickells, Education Coordinator

Kayla's passion for nature school began shortly after she completed her Bachelors of Science in Marketing. While living abroad, she toured a Reggio Emilia school and found her calling. She then attended the University of Montana to study Environmental Education. While there, she worked with the Clark Fork Watershed Education Program and taught children about their local ecosystem. She continued to develop a deep reverence and appreciation for the natural world while teaching little ones with the Glacier Institute inside Glacier National Park, Montana. Kayla has been shaping BJNC programs for over two years now. She is trained in Wilderness First Aid, Foraging Wild Edibles and Wilderness Navigation. Kayla further enhanced her education this summer by completing the highest level of forest school teacher certification from one of the leading forest schools in the country, Cedarsong Nature School on Vashon Island in Washington State.

Robin Swindle, Home School Teacher

Robin brings over a decade of experience developing, administrating and teaching to Bob Jones Nature Center. She has taught students from nursery to college age, as well as organized and led educational workshops for adults. Robin holds a Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of North Texas and a Master of Arts in Biology from Baylor University. She has also been certified as a Master Naturalist and is a long-time member of the Native Plant Society of Texas, Dallas County Lepidopterist Society and of course Bob Jones Nature Center. This will be Robin's third year as an instructor at Bob Jones Nature Center, and her second year as the instructor for the Home Away from Home School program.

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