Homeschool Field Programs

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) for 90 minutes in the afternoon 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.


For more detailed information about homeschool programs, please click on the homeschool instruction guide.


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 one of the homeschool field programs, click on the appropriate link below.


Elementary Field Program




Secondary Field Program






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


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Interpretive Center
University of Michigan – Dearborn
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
(313) 593–5338