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Homeschool at the Zoo

2022-2023

Homeschool at the Zoo

REGISTRATION OPENS HERE JULY, 2022

We are excited to offer a learning and discovery experience designed specifically for homeschool students in 1st  through 12th Grades, tied to key Alabama Course of Study for Science!

These enjoyable and educational classes include live animal demonstrations, interactive discussions, inquiry-based demonstrations and experimentation, hands-on nature exploration, and guided tours of the Zoo. Our program is designed to supplement your home curriculum by creating connections with science and the natural world in an engaging and interactive environment.

While our classes focus primarily on concepts from life science, ecology, and environmental science, we will also incorporate math, engineering, language arts, social studies, art, and Nature Play as appropriate. In each class, we promote 21st Century Skills, including critical thinking, collaboration and teamwork, creativity, imagination, and problem-solving.

Programs will be offered according to the following itinerary for 2022-2023, with 2 days of 1st/2nd grade instruction each month, 3 days of 3rd-5th grade instruction each month, 2 days of 6th-8th grade instruction each quarter, and 1 day of 9th-12th grade instruction each quarter.

Registration for 1st-5th grade is for a full year of monthly classes from September through April.

Registration for 6th-12th grade is by workshop, which occur on a quarterly basis.

 

Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr.
1st-2nd 9/17/22

9/18/22

Creature Copycat 1.5

10/12/22

10/13/22

Animal Parenting 1.6

11/2/22

11/3/22

We’re Not So Different 1.7

12/7/22

12/8/22

Fear to Fascination 1.9

1/11/23

1/12/23

Seedy Side 2.6

2/1/23

2/2/23

Habitat Adventures 2.7

3/1/23

3/2/23

Survival Swap 2.7

4/5/23

4/6/23

Nature Play

3rd-5th 9/13/22

9/14/22

9/15/22

It’s Alive 3.5

10/18/22

10/19/22

10/20/22

Adaptation Architects 3.10, 4.9

11/8/22

11/9/22

11/10/22

Survival Swap 3.11

12/13/22

12/14/22

12/15/22

Volcanic Learning 4.14

1/17/23

1/18/23

1/19/23

Animal Survivor 5.11

2/7/23

2/8/23

2/9/23

Physics at the Zoo 3.1, 4.1, 4.3, 4.8, 5.3

3/7/23

3/8/23

3/9/23

Circle of Life 3.6

4/11/23

4/12/23

4/13/23

Alabama Matters 5.11

6th-8th x 10/26/22

10/27/22

Instincts for Survival 7.6-8

x 12/14/22

12/15/22

Changes in the Ice 6.14-16, 7.7

x 2/15/23

2/16/23

The Season of Love 7.10, 7.14, 7.16

x 4/19/23

4/20/23

Physics at the Zoo 8.8-10, 8.13-14, 8.18

9th-12th 9/22/22

A Trip to Galapagos Biol.13-14, Envir.8

x 11/17/22

Changing World, Changing Species Biol.14, Envir.4 & 6

x 1/26/23

Survival or Social Experiment? Envir.5

x 3/16/23

Wetland Wonders Envir.11, 17a

x

 


 FEES

1st– 5th grade classes

Member  $150
Non-Member $180

 

Middle and High School Workshops

Member  $25
Non-Member $35

Please Note:  All purchases are final. Refunds may not be awarded, except due to extreme circumstances that have been approved prior to the class by the Manager through email to education@birminghamzoo.com Any class or workshop cancelled by Zoo staff due to severe weather or other unforeseen circumstances will be rescheduled.

Click here for 2021-2022 Homeschool at the Zoo FAQs

 


For more information about the program, contact the Education Department at (205)-397-3877 or education@birminghamzoo.com