Bird Conservancy of the Rockies offers educational programs for homeschool families on birds and other nature-themed topics in the fall, winter and spring. Most programs are held in Brighton, Colorado, at the Bird Conservancy’s Environmental Learning Center or elsewhere at Barr Lake State Park, although sometimes we venture into the mountains for snowshoeing or other activities.
Homeschool programs are designed for multiple ages and ability levels and vary by program. We encourage older participants to be positive role models and mentors to younger homeschool students throughout all of the activities. Parental supervision is required at all homeschool programs.
Fall 2017 Homeschool Programs
Bird Banding – Thursday, September 7th and Friday, September 8th from 9-11:30 a.m. Ages 4 and up. Experience the wonders of fall migration! Join Bird Conservancy of the Rockies for a morning of hands-on activities at our banding station at Barr Lake State Park. Participants will learn about migratory birds through games and activities, as well as close observation of birds being banded (weather permitting). Program fee is $5/child and $1/adult, with a 10% multi-child discount when you register two or more children.
Nocturnal Ecology Hike – Monday, October 16th from 6-8:30 p.m. Ages 4 and up. Ever wondered which birds come out after dark at Barr Lake? Join us for an exploration of nocturnal animals and their adaptations as the sun sets. Program fee is $5/child and $1/adult, with a 10% multi-child discount when you register two or more children.
Nature Art – Friday, November 10th from 9-11 a.m. Ages 4 and up. Get your hands dirty creating works of art using natural materials! Participants will spend the morning outside appreciating — and adding to — the beauty of our natural world. Program fee is $5/child and $1/adult, with a 10% multi-child discount when you register two or more children.
Animal Classification and Adaptations – Thursday, December 7th from 9-11:30 a.m. Ages 4 and up. What makes a bird a bird and a mammal a mammal? What special characteristics and behaviors help wildlife survive in their habitats? Participants will explore these questions through games, hands-on activities, and experiments. Program fee is $5/child and $1/adult, with a 10% multi-child discount when you register two or more children.
ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR ALL PROGRAMS. We do not accept walk-ins to homeschool programs.
Registration for homeschool programs will open one month before each program and will close 3 days prior to the scheduled program date.