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)
Homeschool March 19th - April 23rd
Tuesdays 11am-12:00pm $15/class
Full "STEAM" Ahead
Eco Adventures has done the impossible!!! They've made STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math), super exciting and…wait for it…..kid friendly!! That's right kid friendly, meaning that kids simply cannot get enough of what we're offering. Drawing upon Eco Adventures' unique resources, special talents, and keen minds, our education team has created a dynamic, kid approved, set of STEAM activities that get kids excited!
So you think a snake is a snake is a snake?? Not so fast my friend…in this all new class, students will learn what actually makes a snake a snake? Snakes might just look like a head connected to a long tail, but in reality their engineering and body plan have made them one of the most successful animals on the planet. Students will learn all about snakes unique adaptations, anatomy, locomotion, and way of life, all through hands-on interactions with live snakes. Students will even get to put their engineering skills to the test as they build their very own snake-like contraption to illustrate how their anatomy works!
Who’s who?! Put on your detective hats and grab your magnifying glasses as we learn how to identify different types of animals! We will explore the world of animal taxonomy, species classification, by getting hands on with a variety of animals and artifacts.
When you live outdoors in nature, you better have a plan for dealing with adverse conditions, like storms, wind, heat, or cold. The ones that can't aren't around long, but the successful animals find a way to adapt to extreme conditions! Whether it is a bearded dragon in the heat of the desert, a penguin in bone chilling cold, a bird flying in a hurricane winds, or an ant dealing with falling raindrops, students will explore animals amazing survival strategies and see first hand how they adapt to crazy weather conditions. Participants will even be asked to don their lab coats as they experiment with making our own miniature storms in a jar!
Have you ever wondered why animals are so hard to find in nature? They just seem to have a special skill at hiding from us, and for good reason, for in nature, it's eat or be eaten! Camouflage is everything in the ultimate game of hide and seek! In this class kids will take a closer look at how certain animals can change color, hide themselves, build structures that camouflage, or are masters of illusion and mimicry! How do they do it? Students will get all the answers as they learn about color mixing and how animals utilize colors to their advantage. Throwing art into the mix they will even get to use watercolors to create their very own camouflage, and also have a beautiful piece of artwork to take home! You do not want to hide from this class!
Buried in the ground are the bones and imprints of creatures that lived on this planet back in ancient times.We will explore this ancient world by getting hands on with science activities and learning what it takes to be a real paleontologist. Grab your shovels and brushes as you learn about animals that went extinct millions of years ago... and meet living animals that have been around since before the time of the dinosaurs!
Animals have some marvelous means of movement! From rolling, jumping, flying, galloping, and even walking on water, there are many amazing ways to get around! Some animal movements have even inspired human technology or human defense like the Martial Arts. In this very active class students will learn about all about movement by interacting with various live animal participants. Their own abilities will even be put to the test, to determine if humans can move the way other animals do. Students will even get to build their very own animal movement machine!