Home School Classes

Eco Adventures Home School Adventures

is offering hands-on, unique, dynamic enrichment programs with a wide range of themes for homeschooling groups. We've got you covered from rain forests to bugs, nature hikes to fossil digs, and more! Jump onto the wild side at Eco Adventures! We customize to your needs. Did we mention we have a rainforest, crocodile pond, live animal interactions, and feeding demonstrations?? Each class will have class objectives, and “homework”.  At the end of the session each student will take home a certificate to show completion of the session.

Session 2: Creature Careers

Tuesdays, November 5th - December 17th or Wednesdays, November 6th - December 18th

(No class Thanksgiving Week)

11am - Noon

Ages 7 - 17

$105

Themes (not necessarily in this order):

How To Train A Dragon (All About Animal Training) 2

In our first animal trainer course, students learned important basic animal behavior and training theory, terminology and technique. In our animal trainer part 2 course, students will learn the difference between training predator vs prey animals, how to shape animals’ behaviors and of course try some hands-on animal training with Eco Adventures' very own ambassador animals.

Hooray for Herpetology 2

Calling all herpetologists!! That is, the people who love to explore the world of reptiles and amphibians. If you enjoy the thought of wrestling an alligator, hanging out with a snake, or researching a lizard, then we are calling YOU! Come explore this exciting Creature Career with hands-on learning about our scaly friends. This session we will be focusing on some of Earth's most (in)famous creatures--SNAKES--as well as their ancestor the lizard!! So what are you waiting for?? Grab your snake hook, put on your trekking boots, and let's go!

Conservation Station, Conservationists & Activists

Our Bays and oceans are being polluted and we need your help!  So many endangered animals are hurting from plastics in the oceans, pollutants, and floating debris.  Sea Turtles, marine mammals, fish- they are all affected! Marine conservationists help make a plan of action towards saving our oceans and conduct research to learn how we can save these species- Learn how you can help and meet some local scaly turtles creatures from our bay!

Love Bugs - Calling All Entomologists

Did you know the most numerous animals belong to a group called Arthropods? Those creepy crawly insects and arachnids? What’s the difference? They all have weird numbers of legs anyway, right? But these crawling, flying, climbing, digging, hissing, metamorphosing, buzzing friends are found just about everywhere you go on the planet. And we need more Entomologists!  Are you the type to go out and look for bugs? Catch fireflies? Better know how to tell them apart and discover how amazing they are!

Marine Biology 2

Come join us and dive into the warm tropical oceans of the world where our coral reef ecosystems live.  Learn all about whether they are a plant or an animal and what kind of marine life can be found in and around coral reefs. Plus get hands on with coral fossils and many other marine life species. Students will leave us knowing just how vital these fading ecosystems are and what they can do to conserve them.

The Zoo and You 2 (So you want to be a zookeeper?)

Nobody likes being bored, and that includes animals. But what can you give them so they can have fun too? In this class, we are going to dive into the world of animal enrichment. From the smells, to changes in their environment, and even to those special treats they love; we’ll learn all about how animals play. We will even meet some of our own animal friends who have their own special enrichment. Hope you all are ready to have a ball with this class!

Homeschool Animal Apprenticeship

Ever wonder what it is like to be a zoo keeper? Led by one of our animal keepers, this in-depth experience is for the older students who are serious about learning animal husbandry and medical care of animals. Students will get to tour around the facility and learn specific information and needs of our animal collection. Students will get to not only encounter animals in our behind the scenes animal room, but assist with animal care, food prep, training and cleaning.

Call 410-987-1300 to book a date Monday - Fridays 9:30am - 12:30pm $60

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)

Home School Policies

  • Special Needs – We welcome special needs students to learn and thrive in our hands on learning style at Eco Adventures. In order to maintain the quality of our programs and for your children's and animals' safety, we require that special needs students have adult supervision to assist. Failure to do so, may result in cancellation of registration as we are not special needs experts.
  • Pick up – Please be on time picking up your children. Subject to a late pick up fee after 5 minutes tardy.
  • Please do not bring any toys/ or use of electronics is prohibited
  • Absences: Please notify us when you child will be absent.
  • Whenever possible, students will be given different activities/challenges according to their age.
  • Vacation & Sick Policy:If applicable for week long sessions, you may make up to 1 days of missed home school class anytime during the same session. You must give advance notice to make up class & it will be dependent on availability. If that does not work out you may get one pass to a Jungle Express. No refunds or credits.
  • Snow/Inclement Weather Policy: If Anne Arundel County Schools close, Eco Adventures is closed. If AACPS let out early, you are responsible for pick up. We will try our best to reschedule for snow days, but if not possible we will give an Open Play/Jungle Express pass.
  • Discounts: $20 sibling discount per session and 5% off military discount (must show ID)
  • Must have a minimum number of 5 students to run the class.
  • Please note that some of our animals may eat peanuts and other varieties of nuts.