Eco Adventures and the Home School Community:
"My 10 year old son and I attended the open house before the grand opening of Eco Adventures in Millersville a year ago. I knew right away that this was a place I wanted my son to attend and I knew it would be wonderful for our family and for the home school community. The staff was willing to work with me and set up a home school class and from the very first adventure we were hooked!
Each class includes hands on animal experiences and this is the only place I have ever been that always seems to say yes in some fashion to the children — Yes, you can touch this way. Yes, we can do that. Yes, we can bring an animal out to look at and learn about. The atmosphere is relaxed and the children are always engaged and excited to learn. They cover so many topics and always in a way that is fascinating. My son enjoyed the program so much that he started working towards the Junior Assistant program and just this July, after 9 months of preparing, he passed the interview and reached his goal. This will be an excellent addition to his home school transcript and we hope to have a working/school relationship with Eco Adventures for many years to come."
*Please help us spread the word and share with your home school groups. You can get $10 off for each referral for up to 5 new participants! (You must be an existing customer to receive the discount)
Themes for Session 2 Home school Classes (Not Necessarily in this Order):
Tuesdays 11 am-12:30 pm on Nov 13th, 20th, 27 Dec 4th , 11th , 18th
or Thursdays 12:45 pm - 2:15 pm on Nov 8th, 15th, 29th, 6th, 13th, 20th
$120 per 6 week session (5% military OR sibling discount)
Why do giraffes have long necks? Why are anteaters’ tongues 2 feet long? How do reticulated pythons reach lengths of up to 30 feet long? We will investigate these questions and more as we use are skills of deduction to see how we measure up against some of the animal world’s most interesting creatures
Where in the world are the endangered species? In this class students will put their heads together to figure out the Who, What, Where, and Why of our earth’s most endangered species. We will be working in teams to design our own endangered species protection plans and talk about what we can do to help!
When in doubt, scientist turns towards animal scat and tracks to answer their questions! A lot can be learned about individual animals and entire species by investigating what they leave behind. We will be taking a closer look at how these tracks are used and analyzed and participating in a scat lab!
Eat or be Eaten
In the animal kingdom it is eat or be eaten! How to animals avoid being found by predators? How are top predators able to hunt for their food? Students will investigate the incredible adaptation of animals all over the food chain in order to answer these important questions.