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Homeschool Program

 

Nahant Marsh Education Center provides a monthly program specifically geared towards homeschool children. Each session is held the last Friday of the month. The purpose of the programs is to provide homeschool students with the opportunity to learn and explore nature. Students will be able to examine the value of nature, effects of humans on nature, and how to conserve nature.

Our homeschool program runs during the months of a typical school year from September – May and is geared towards grades K-9th. Each month presents a different topic and grades are separated and presented at appropriate levels. Depending on the subject matter, lessons will include power point, outdoor exploration, and engaging hands-on activities.

Cost: $8 per session or $64 for the year for non-members.
$6 per session or $48 for the year for members.

Grades: K-9th

Time: 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Parent Info & Important Documents

*Classes are subject to change due to unforeseen events and inclement weather. Class sizes are limited and registration is strongly recommended to ensure an appropriate number of lesson materials.

Upcoming Events

What's on My Milkweed?

What's on My Milkweed?

Jun 19, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Monarch butterflies and milkweeds are one of the most well know relationships between an animal and a plant species. But, there are a lot of other minibeasts...

BioBlitz

BioBlitz

Jun 22, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018 2:00pm

In partnership with the Guardians of the Prairie and Forest, we invite you to join us for the 2018 Nahant Marsh BioBlitz, to be held from 2 p.m. on June...

Breakfast Nature Club

Breakfast Nature Club

Jul 6, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am

Learn the secret life of Iowa's wildlife during this monthly class at Nahant Marsh. Each month we will explore the characteristics and adaptations of a...

Nature Hike

Nature Hike

Jul 7, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am

DCIM100MEDIA Join a Naturalist for a guided hike along the trails at the Marsh....

Toddler Tales AM

Toddler Tales AM

Jul 10, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am

Toddler Tales is a great way to introduce young children, ages 3-5 years old, to the wonders of the outdoors! Each second Tuesday of each month, beginning...

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Hours

The Education Center is open
M-F: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset.

If the main gate is locked, trails are accessible from the front parking lot. Look for the opening in the fence near the kiosk.