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Homeschool Programs

Each program uses the 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.


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Cotton, Corn and Potatoes / Plant Genomes - Life Science
Students will learn how DNA functions and compare a plant and animal cell. They will explore the impact of genetically modified foods and conduct an experiment in extracting DNA from plants.

K-2: February 24, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom
3-5: February 25, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom
6-8: February 25, 12-1:30 pm, Boeing Education Classroom


What’s GROWING on - Biology in the Garden
Using the Junior Master Gardener Program, we’ll investigate container gardening with hands-on activities, including creating a garden of herbs to take home.

K-2: March 10, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom
Grades 3-5: March 11, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom
Grades 6-8: March 11, 12-1:30 pm, Boeing Education Classroom


 April: Exploring Connections in Nature - Biology in the Garden
Students will explore the pollination process and gain a better understanding of the interdependence between insects, plants and humans. Students will enjoy an interactive demonstration by a local beekeeper and a tour of the Purdy Butterfly House and Monarch Watch Station. Take home plants to create a pollinator garden at home.

K-2: April 7, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom
Grades 3-5: April 7, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom
Grades 6-8: April 8, 12-1:30 pm, Boeing Education Classroom


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.