Bi-monthly Environmental Education and Nature Studies in the Garden! Each program uses the Garden's 112 acres of developed and natural areas as a teaching classroom, while connecting to STEM and Common Core Standards.
NEW DATES for all 3rd-5th and 6th-8th!
Stay tuned for classes February, March, April 2016.
Save the Date: Homeschool Day at the Garden: Earth Day and Beyond
Friday, April 22, 2016
10 am-2 pm
Click on the age group/date to register.
December 2015 theme Electricity!
Students will create their very own tabletop Galaxy of Lights display to take home and learn about the electricity needed to run it. K-2: December 1, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom
3-5: December 3, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom6-8: December 3, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom
Identify renewable and nonrenewable energy sources which are used to generate the electricity we need for our homes, businesses, schools, and factories. On the 17th we will have special guest Daniel Tait from the Alabama Center for Sustainable Energy.
January 2016 theme Whooping Cranes
Children are born with an innate predisposition toward becoming close to and even a part of nature, so we must foster this love of the outdoors and help our students understand the world in which they live and play. January's lessons will focus on increasing student awareness of the behavior and characteristics of the endangered Whooping Crane that migrates through Alabama. K-2: January 5, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom
3-5: January 7, 12-1:30 pm, Anderson Education Center Classroom6-8: January 7, 12-1:30 pm, Boeing Education Classroom
All Things Snow and Ice
We'll take the winter weather inside with hands-on science and math lessons about snow and ice.
Please contact Soozi Pline at email@example.com
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.