Homeschool classes and workshops are designed to provide unique learning opportunities for school-aged children to study the natural world using NH Audubon Centers and wildlife sanctuaries as their classroom.
Homeschool groups may also consider assembling a group of children and parents and scheduling a youth group program or field trip. For upcoming program options through the McLane Center, please click here.
Upcoming Homeschool Classes at Massabesic Center in Auburn
Cost: $9 M / $12 NM (per adult/child pair)
Leaders: Angie Krysiak
We’ll explore the natural world with live animals, nature walks, and hands-on activities that follow a different natural theme each day. Be prepared to be outside! Classes are for ages 7-12. Parents may stay and participate.
SPRING SENSATIONS: We use our five senses to perceive the world around us. Come and see, hear, feel, smell and touch our way through the natural world this spring.
March 12, Whiskers and Hands: Today we will focus on feeling our way through the world, as we learn about our own sense of touch and the different ways animals use their sense of touch.
March 26, Sweet Taste of Spring: Let’s explore our sense of taste as we learn about the maple sugaring process. We’ll find out who first discovered this sugary treat, and have a taste for ourselves.
April 9, Sounds and Smells of Spring: Let’s go out for an early spring hike and see if we can recognize some of the sounds and smells of spring today. We’ll talk about how different animals rely on hearing and smell to survive.
BABIES OF SPRING: All the animals are raising their young, so that they can grow big and strong before the next hard winter arrives. Join us this late spring session to learn about a few of the babies of spring!
May 14, Eggs Left Behind: Today we will look at different egg-laying animals and learn about their babies’ lives. We’ll even meet some of our egg-laying classroom animals!
May 28, Water Babies: Ponds make great nurseries for many kinds of young and larval animals. Using nets and trays to scoop and catch, we’ll discover which animal babies call the pond and the vernal pool home.
June 11, Metamorphosing Monarchs: Come and learn about the amazing life cycle of the monarch; we’ll explore the fields, search for their favorite food, and keep an eye out for caterpillars and eggs.