Home school students participate in maple syrup science
Home school students participate in maple syrup science
Homeschool students join EIC Program Interpreter, Dorothy McLeer, for an introduction to maple syrup science in the campus Environmental Study Area.

The Environmental Interpretive Center welcomes families who pursue homeschool education of their children. The Center provides two field program options for homeschoolers. The first is an elementary homeschool program for children ages 5-11. This group meets once a month (on the third Monday of each month from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm) from September through May. There is a $35 fee for this program.

The second is a secondary homeschool program for children ages 14-18. This group meets weekly on Friday mornings for 2.5 hours from September to June. During the visits for both field programs, participants will engage in a variety of active learning activities, the majority of which take place outdoors in the surrounding 300-acre Environmental Study Area. Such activities may include observations of wildlife and seasonal changes in nature, soil sampling and analysis, the science of maple syrup making, and exploring local watershed dynamics.  There is a $70 fee to participate in this program.

Registration is required to attend any of the scheduled programs. Registration will cover all programs through the end of the school year.

Registration for the 2020/2021 Homeschool Field Programs is currently postponed. We will be sending out an email announcement when we know more about registration availability.  Sign up for our Mailing List to receive the latest updates.

Elementary Field Program (ages 5-11 & a $35 fee)

Secondary Field Program (ages 14-18 & a $70 fee upon acceptance)  This program requires an application process including submission of a short essay.

Contact Rick Simek at 313-583-6371 or rsimek@umich.edu with any questions.

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