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Homeschool at the Zoo

Homeschool at the Zoo

Homeschool at the Zoo

2023-2024

Homeschool at the Zoo

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!

REGISTRATION OPEN HERE JULY-AUGUST, 2023

If you wish to register between September and March, please contact education@birminghamzoo.com to check on any availability and prorated prices.

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.

Registration for 1st-12th grade is for a full year of monthly classes from September through April. Classes run from 1-3pm in person at the Zoo for pre-registered participants.

Programs will be offered according to the following itinerary for 2023-2024, with several options for when you can register for classes.

1st-2nd; 6th-8th: When registering, your student will attend either all Wednesday sessions OR all Thursday sessions. We will see your student once a month.

3rd-5th: When registering, your student will attend either all Wednesday sessions, all Thursday sessions, OR all Friday sessions. We will see your student once a month.

9th-12th: Classes are only offered on Wednesdays (with some dates on Fridays due to upcoming school breaks). We will see your student once a month.

 

As an example, if you have one 2nd grader, you may choose to register them to come either every first Wednesday of the month OR they may come every first Thursday of the month. Classes cover the same topic on both days, intended for separate sets of students. During the registration process, you would choose which day of the week you prefer to attend, and you would come to the Zoo for classes only once a month for your student.

MONTH

 

1st-2nd   

Wed/Thur/Fri,

Wk 1

1:00-3:00pm

3rd-5th

Wed/Thur/Fri,

Wk 2

1:00-3:00pm

6th-8th

Wed/Thur,

Wk 3

1:00-3:00pm

9th-12th 

Wed,

Wk 4

1:00-3:00pm

 

SEPT

 

Critter

Classification

9.6.23

9.7.23

9.8.23

Tools of Survival

9.13.23

9.14.23

9.15.23

Animal Behavior

9.20.23

9.21.23

Animal Senses

9.27.23

 

OCT

 

Circle of Life

10.4.23

10.5.23

10.6.23

Behavior and Training

10.11.23

10.12.23

10.13.23

Giants of the World

10.18.23

10.19.23

Animal Behavior

10.25.23

 

NOV

 

What is a Habitat?

11.1.23

11.2.23

11.3.23

Balance of Nature

11.8.23

11.9.23

11.10.23

Microscopic Adventures

11.15.23

11.16.23

Population Ecology

11.29.23

 

DEC

 

Backyard Zoo

11.29.23

11.30.23

12.1.23

Zoo Detectives

12.6.23

12.7.23

12.8.23

Nutrition at the Zoo

12.13.23

12.14.23

Wildlife Detectives

12.15.23

 

JAN

 

Colors at Work

1.3.24

1.4.24

1.5.24

Predator Zone

1.10.24

1.11.24

1.12.24

Zoo Vets

1.17.24

1.18.24

Comparative Anatomy

1.24.23

 

FEB

 

African Safari

2.7.24

2.8.24

2.9.24

Amazing Adaptations

2.14.24

2.15.24

2.16.24

Nature in Winter

2.21.24

2.22.24

Mammal Morphology

2.28.24

 

MAR

 

Animal Enrichment

3.6.24

3.7.24

3.8.24

Alabama WILD

3.13.24

3.14.24

3.15.24

Human Impacts

3.20.24

3.21.24

Bird Basics

3.22.24

 

APRIL

 

Eco-Art

4.3.24

4.4.24

4.5.24

Water Exploration

4.10.24

4.11.24

4.12.24

Bottle Biology

4.17.24

4.18.24

Animal and Human Interactions

4.24.24


FEES

1st– 12th grade classes

Member  $150
Non-Member $190

 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 2023-2024 Homeschool at the Zoo FAQs

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