The Barn Nature Center is enthusiastic about learning. We are happy to work with our local homeschool community to design the best programs to benefit student current curriculum. Experiential learning, hands-on, and fun; that is what we do! We currently offer monthly Engage & Explore events for local homeschool families to register for. These will be listed below, and are offered the first Friday of every month from 2-4:30pm. Should local families not be able to make these events, have specific curriculum to request, or have their own group they'd like to book a program for, we would be happy to accommodate!
Engage and Explore
This is an inquiry-based approach to advanced biological concepts. Open to ages 5-12, we will have themed games, crafts, and hands-on learning with the nature center animals. Parents are welcome to stay with their children, or drop them off. These Barn Nature Center hosted events run every first-Friday of the month from 2pm-4:30pm. Cost is $25 per child and $5 per adult. We recommend students wear closed-toe shoes and bring a refillable water bottle.
Biomes: Tropical Rainforest TBD
Biomes are communities of plants and animals interacting with weather. Our planet is a jigsaw puzzle of many different biomes. Commonly found along the middle belt of the planet, the equator are many of our Tropical Rainforest Biome zones. Rainforests are the planets lungs! Abundant precipitation, species rich plant and animal life, hot and humid; let’s explore the biome that is the Tropical Rainforest.
Biomimicry: Nature's Inventors TBD
Biomimicry is a new discipline where today’s engineers ask the question: ‘what in the natural world has already solved what I’m trying to solve?' If you've used velcro or drank filtered water, you've already witnessed biomimicry in action. Engineers work to emulate parts of nature, and reflect these principles in their designs and models. Who knows what the next animal inspired invention could be?