Homeschool Programs

Our Homeschool programs—both Hitchcock Homeschool and Homeschool Discovery Days—provide children with science and nature themes designed to encourage thoughtful curiosity. This year-round homeschool program provides innovative curriculum to help children ages 6–12 develop the skills and competencies they need to become environmentally literate.

Registration for Fall Children and Family programs is open.
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Financial aid available. Click here to learn more.

Did you know that your EBT card can be used to access membership and programs at the Hitchcock Center? Learn more about the EBT Card to Culture Program.

Non-refundable within a week of the program, all refunds incur a 10% administrative fee.

Fall Homeschool I

Patterns in Nature
Katie Koerten, Hitchcock Educator
Ages 6-8
Tuesdays, 10:00am-2:00pm
September 12, 19, October 3, 10, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, December 5
Members: $420/Non-members: $450

From chipmunk stripes to ladybug spots, spiral seashells to sunflowers, patterns are everywhere you look in nature. In this homeschool class we will discover what makes a pattern and find out how these designs can help animals, plants and people. We’ll explore animal patterns such as stripes, spots, camouflage and more subtle designs such as branching, waves, wrinkles and packing. Each day will include outdoor adventures, writing in our journals, and creating art projects, with special guest visitors and field trips too. By the end of our ten weeks, homeschoolers will become expert pattern pioneers and savvy design detectives.

Fall Homeschool II

Connections – Where Does It Come From?
Jeff Mazur, Hitchcock Educator
Ages 9-12
Tuesdays, 10:00am-2:00pm
September 12, 19, October 3, 10, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, December 4
Members: $420/Non-members: $450

Did you ever wonder how fiber becomes thread? Do you want to learn how to turn grass into ice cream? In such a product-oriented society, it is easy to lose connection with how things are made and the origins of the things we use every day. By researching the path of how a product is made we are able to see firsthand the energy that goes into making each product. With games, crafts, special guests, home projects and field trips we will develop an appreciation for the resources, time and energy used to make products that we use daily.  

Homeschool Discovery Days

with Katie Koerten or Jeff Mazur
Tuesdays 10:00am-2:00pm
Ages 6-12
Members: $45 per program /Non-members: $50 per program
Tuesdays, September 26, October 17, November 28, December 12

Do you love science and nature? Do you want to see what the Hitchcock Homeschool program is all about? Sign up for our Discovery Days, our one-time programs about science and nature. In a mixed-age setting, we explore cool topics at the Hitchcock Center, meet science experts, and sometimes go on field trips. Our Discovery Day programs are appropriate for everyone from first time to veteran homeschoolers, and we welcome almost-6 year olds who are interested in joining our class in the spring. This is designed as a drop-off program. Limited to 12 participants per program.

September 26 – Nature Did It First: Biomimicry with Katie Koerten

October 17 – Fabulous Fungi with Jeff Mazur

November 28 – Clues to Nature’s Past with Jeff Mazur

December 12 – We All Depend on Trees with Katie Koerten

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