Homeschool Programs

Join us at The Wetlands Institute once a month for a 2 hour interactive lesson or throughout the year for longer specialized Family Field Trips and Student Workshops!

We offer one Homeschool Program each month on the first Friday of every month from 1:00-3:00pm starting September 5, 2014 and continuing until May 1, 2015.  Each monthly lesson includes classroom instruction, outdoor activities, scientific experiments and exploration, and even homework.  We use hands-on methods to reinforce students’ abilities in not only science, but also math, language arts, and social studies.

During the monthly lesson and/or longer specialized field trips or student workshops, children of all ages are taught together, and we emphasize multi-age learning and peer assistantship.  The ages of our students range from 5 to 13.  Younger students experiencing a lesson for the first time learn the basics of the topic, and students with some previous experience build upon their knowledge and solidify their understanding through more in-depth exposure to the topic.

All of our homeschool lessons will occur rain or shine, hot or cold!  Please have children dress for the weather, be prepared to go outside rain, snow or shine and wear clothes that can get wet and/or muddy!

2014-2015 Monthly Curriculum – Details Coming Soon!


September 5 - 

October 3 -

November 7 -


December 5  -

January 2 -

February 6 -


March 6 –

April 3 –

May 1 - 

2014-2014 Specialty Family Field Trips and Student Workshops – Details Coming Soon!


Monthly Lesson Price:  Each lesson costs $8.50 per student.

Group Size:  We can accommodate groups of 8 to 20 students per class.  There is no charge for parents or siblings who do not participate in the lesson.
Please Note:  To make the most out of the experience and to minimize distractions for registered children, we ask that siblings under 5 be cared for separately from the rest of the class.  As appropriate, we will provide games, activities, separate space, toys, etc for smaller children.  However, it is the accompanying adult’s responsibility to monitor their behavior during the program.

Registration Procedure:  Please call (609) 368-1211 to schedule at least one week in advance.  Your child is not committed to attend every month’s lesson.  Although each lesson tends to build on its predecessors, you can pick and choose the lessons best suited to your child.

Please email Sue Slotterback, Environmental Educator at with any questions.

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