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. 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.

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

To register your child for the Elementary Homeschool Field Program, click on the appropriate link below. The Secondary Level Field Program is a two-step process that requires an application process to be follow-up with a registration process upon acceptance.

Elementary Field Program


Secondary Field Program


Contact Rick Simek at 313-583-6371 or with any questions.

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