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Homeschool Days

Our homeschool classes focus on the diversity and beauty of our Eastern Kentucky landscape during a close examination of different ecosystem types found within our field site. Each age group will get to know their own ecosystem zone: collecting data, identifying species, and comparing changes within and between locations week to week. We will take a multidisciplinary approach to our analysis, building data collection and interpretation skills as we monitor things like temperature and water quality, honing our observation abilities through nature journaling and sketching, and letting our location inspire us with art projects and creative writing.

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We meet on Wednesdays for six sessions of classes each semester at our Red Oaks campus located in Stanton, KY. Classes are from 10-12pm, followed by lunch and then free play at our site. Classes are available for children from ages 6 through high school. Younger siblings are encouraged to enjoy the site with a parent during class time. Note: this is not a drop-off program and parents must stay on site.

Dates for classes for fall semester are:

9/18, 10/2, 10/9, 10/23, 10/30, 11/20, and 12/4 (book club party and end of semester potluck)

Additional free play days and meetups will be posted in the members group.

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Our homeschool members also enjoy hikes, rock climbing, citizen science opportunities, campouts and free play sessions scheduled throughout the semester.

To participate in our homeschool program, families must pay an annual $50 membership fee and applicable fees for classes, campouts, and other events. We offer many free hikes and other free meetups for our members.

Our homeschool member families also have access to a private facebook group.

For information please email registration@redoaksforestschool.org

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