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Homeschool Programs

Each program uses Huntsville Botanical Garden's 120 acres of developed and natural areas as a teaching classroom, while connecting to National Education Standards and the Alabama Course of Study.

Insects Galore
Students will be introduced to the lifecycles and roles insects play in our environment. By the end of the program, students should be able to identify what makes an insect an insect and have a new found appreciation for this diverse group of animals. Huntsville Botanical Garden has a great diversity of insects, and students will be able to identify beneficial and harmful insects. $8/Student Member, $10/Student Non-Member.

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Cold Blooded Reptiles
Students will meet a series of reptiles, representing the four major reptile families: crocodilians, turtles, lizards and snakes. Students will be able to identify some of the characteristics that make reptiles different from other animals. Students will be able to identify several species of reptiles native to their neighborhood and State. $8/Student Member, $10/Student Non-Member.

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K-2: August 19, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center
3-5: August 20, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center
6-8: August 20, 12-1:30 pm, Boeing Education Center

 
Blind as a Bat
Students will learn the basics about bat morphology, habitats, feeding adaptations and local species. The students will have a better understanding about the importance of bats and their biology. Bats are an important part of the ecosystem. By learning about these creatures, students will be able to make better choices throughout their lives to help protect the environment. $8/Student Member, $10/Student Non-Member.

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K-2: September 2, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center
3-5: September 3, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center
6-8: September 3, 12-1:30 pm, Boeing Education Classroom


Pond Ecology
Bring pond life into your classroom. Many students are familiar with the larger animals that live in our ponds and streams, such as fish, turtles, geese and frogs; but often are unfamiliar with the smaller life forms. By bringing pond organisms into the class, you will introduce your students to these small animals, scientific methods, and cooperative learning. $8/Student Member, $10/Student Non-Member.

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K-2:  September 16, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center
3-5:  September 17, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center
6-8:  September 17, 12-1:30 pm, Boeing Education Center


Where is Away?
Students will be able to describe where garbage goes after it is thrown in a garbage can.
Students will be able to identify items that can be recycled at school and at home.
Students will identify ways they can personally reduce the amount of garbage they create on a daily basis.  Students will be able to identify the things that recycling saves: time, energy, money, landfill space, natural resources, and less pollution. $8/Student Member, $10/Student Non-Member.

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Please contact Soozi Pline at spline@hsvbg.org or 256-837-4344 with any questions.

Registration & Cancellation: 

  • Participants must be pre-registered for all programs. There will be no registration the day of programs due to supply and class size limitations.
  • Registration and payment for classes may be made online or by calling the Education Department at 256-837-4344.
  • Refunds will be given as a credit to participants who do not attend their scheduled program if the garden is given a 48 hour  advance notice.
  • HBG reserves the right to cancel any program if a minimum number of participants are not registered. If this happens, another class option or 100% refund of registration fees will be offered.

All classes meet in the education classrooms and will include inside and outside experiences.

 


Please contact Soozi Pline at spline@hsvbg.org or 256-837-4344 with any questions.

Registration & Cancellation:

  • Participants must be pre-registered for all programs. There will be no registration the day of programs due to supply and class size limitations.
  • Registration and payment for classes may be made online or by calling the Education Department at 256-837-4344.
  • Refunds will be given as a credit to participants who do not attend their scheduled program if the Garden is given a 48-hour advance notice.
  • HBG reserves the right to cancel any program if a minimum number of participants are not registered. If this happens, another class option or 100% refund of registration fees will be offered.