METNWS-04-08-21 LBL - HOMESCHOOL MONTH

Homeschoolers can learn more about turning the outdoors into a classroom this month when the Friends of Land Between the Lakes celebrates Homeschool Month at the Woodlands Nature Station.

Friends of Land Between the Lakes is celebrating Homeschool Month in April at the Woodlands Nature Station with programming and activities designed to turn the outdoors into a classroom.

The “Nature Discovery Activity Book” is available at the Nature Station to be used as a guide with a variety of exploration activities that will help students learn about nature through all sorts of subjects. Books and activities are available at Nature Station daily from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Special programs specifically geared for homeschoolers are scheduled several times a week throughout the month. They include a DIY Pond Prowl kit or Afternoon Animal Encounters at 1:30 p.m. weekdays or the Raptor Row at 4 p.m. weekdays.

Those who complete the activity book and attend at least two programs at Nature Station during April can earn an official Nature Discovery patch and certificate.

The seventh annual Homeschoolers Day will be held virtually on Facebook from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Friday, April 30. This year’s theme is “What a Water-ful World!” STEAM-inspired activities and videos in science, English, art and math, combined with nature fun, will highlight the day.

Featured homeschooler programs are:

• Monday, April 12, at 2:30 p.m. — The Circle Of Life: Life Cycles.

• Wednesday, April 14, at 2 p.m. — Build a Beaver Webinar (registration required).

• Thursday, April 15, at 2:30 p.m. — Talking Trees.

• Saturday, April 17, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. — Hematite Trail Exploration Day.

• Sunday, April 18, at 2:30 p.m. — Going Batty!

• Tuesday, April 20, at 2:30 p.m. — Slimy Science

• Thursday, April 22, at 2:30 p.m. — 10 Simple Ways to Help Wildlife at Home.

• Saturday, April 24, from 11 a.m.-noon — Blast the Past: Iron Furnace History.

• Monday, April 26, at 2:30 p.m. — Tales of Scales.

• Wednesday, April 28, at 2:30 p.m. — Birds 101.

Fourth-grade students can go to https://everykidinapark.gov/ to get their free Every Kid in a Park pass, and get their family in for free.

For more information, call the Nature Station at 270-924-2299.

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