Reflection Riding Hosts Fall Homeschool Day Oct. 2

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center is celebrating fall by providing a homeschool experience on Monday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. It will be a day of programming and games that will highlight how plants and animals prepare for the upcoming season.

Admission is Non-member Adults - $10, homeschool children - $4.50, and free for members. 

Homeschool Day Schedule 

10 a.m.-1 p.m.:  Pond Life – Join Reflection Riding Educator Rosie Lee at our upper pond to learn about the animals hidden in the pond and how they survive the winter. 

10 a.m.-12 p.m.:  Games – Join Susan Russell in the back yard to play Native American games as well as a Bird Migration Game. 

10 a.m.-12 p.m.: Canoe Trip – Join Intern Jason Berghorn on a Natural History Canoe trip down Lookout Creek. 

10-11 a.m.: Amazing Reptiles – Join Naturalist Taylor Berry for a look into the lives of Reptiles as they begin to prepare for Winter. 

11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Trees are Terrific – Join Educator Corey Hagen for a hike to learn about how trees and other woody plants prepare for their dormant season. 

12-1 p.m.:  Beautiful Birds – Join Naturalist Taylor Berry to meet some of our native birds up close and learn about their winter adaptations. 

12:30-2:30 p.m.:  Canoe Trip - Join Intern Jason Berghorn on a Natural History Canoe trip down Lookout Creek. 

1-3 p.m.:  Games – Join Susan Russell in the back yard to play Native American games as well as a Bird Migration Game. 

1-2 p.m.: Fall Wildflowers – Join Educator Corey Hagen for a Fall Wildflower tram ride to our Wildflower meadows.  Learn about their flowering and the animals that depend on them during migration. 

2-3 p.m.:  Human Winter Adaptations – Join Naturalist Taylor Berry to learn about how the ancient people survived winter. 

Reflection Riding Arboretum welcomes the opportunity to provide high-quality education experiences for the homeschool community.  Contact Director of Education Corey Hagen to discuss possibilities at 821-1160 or email chagen@reflectionriding.org .



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