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Lake Metroparks is pleased to offer programs for homeschool families. All programs meet Ohio’s educational standards in science, math or social studies and are geared to the age level of your children.
Homeschool Wednesdays offers hands-on learning adventures that focus on farming, nature, wildlife and recreation experiences and incorporate cooperative group learning. Check out our expanded educational offerings to include more Lake Metroparks’ programs. These are held at Farmpark, Chapin Forest Reservation, Penitentiary Glen Reservation, Veterans Park, and the Environmental Learning Center.
We invite you to take advantage of our
new offerings which are all hands-on and meet
Ohio’s Academic Content Standards in Science, Math and Social Studies.
These programs are designed to provide unique educational experiences for homeschool students. Programs are held at the Environmental Learning Center and are designed for various higher-level education grades.
Structures and Functions in Nature
Tuesday March 12, 10-12pm Grades 7-9
Students work together to study the structure and function of cells in unicellular and multicellular organisms by using microscopes, creating their own slides and investigating live samples. They have hands on experience with creating larger than life organelles to understand how cells function.
8, 9-12pm Grades 7-9
Organisms have developed their own natural balance as matter and energy are cycled within the environment promoting sustainability. Students will learn more about the various organisms that are involved with soil decomposition with hands on experiments. They will also explore how the balance in nature can be upset when non-native species are introduced
Ecosystems and Energy
Tuesday April 30, 10-12pm Grades 7-9
How is energy passed from organism to organism in ecosystems? Through data collection and working in research teams, students explore the ecosystems and biomes around them and throughout the world to understand the answer. Students will recognize that certain land characteristics create different areas on earth.
Tuesday June 4, 9-12pm Grades 9-12
Students gain an in-depth understanding of watersheds and the role of the hydrological cycle on watershed health. Topics in include how local land use, chemical and nutrient waste and population growth can affect the quality of water. Students perform a series of water chemical tests on collected samples and compared and discuss their results
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