The fall homeschool day at the Fort Worth Zoo is October 5th. Tickets purchased online are $6, or at the gate for $7. This is another great event for the area and they offer educational classes throughout the day too if you wish!
NASA needs your help! They are looking for students and citizen scientists to help gather information for the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21st. There’s an app you download that will take you through the steps. What a great way to teach hands on science! Check out this link for more information!
The Audubon is hosting homeschool days on March 22, April 25, or May 12 from 10am-1:30pm. These educational days are geared toward homeschool groups and families as well as smaller schools (such as charter and private schools) that are unable to meet our minimum requirement of 25 students for field trips.
This is an environmental field trip focused on the natural world and features a guided nature hike, special activities and an opportunity to learn with others in the great outdoors. Students will experience hands-on exploration and learning in nature guided by dedicated educators.
Please arrive 15-20 minutes early to allow for time to check-in.
A lunch break is provided at our picnic tables in Nature Play. Please pack a lunch and dress for the outdoors. In the case of inclement weather, lunch and activities will be moved indoors.
Kids ages 3 and up are $10 each. Adults and children ages 2 and under are free.
Prepayment required at least 5 days before program date.
For registration info, please visit http://dogwoodcanyon.audubon.org/homeschooldays
Just wanted to share that the Texas Tulip farm is now open. We went last year on a Thursday and had such a great experience. It wasn’t busy and we really got to take our time looking at all the different tulip varieties and then we got to cut and create a beautiful bouquet. Oh, and what better place than to also take great pics of the kiddos. We were there for about an hour and half total. We brought our own cutters but they provide a basket. At the end they wrap your flowers for the trip to home. Now I heard the place is crazy on the weekends, so I would recommend trying this for a weekday trip. It would also be great to pack a lunch!
Just a few of our pics from last year…
The Aboretum is hosting their annual spring homeschool day February 13th. They are offering classes for students ages 5-12 or you can just enter and take the self-guided tour. The theme this year is water. For more information and to register, please visit their website at
The Dallas Stars are hosting a Homeschool Day, December 6th beginning at 6:30pm at the AA Center. Ticket prices are discounted quite a bit from regular tickets, and vary depending on where you choose to sit. Each ticket purchased includes: A tour of the American Airlines Center, learning how math, science and geography play a role in the NHL, an entry for a chance to win a special Stars experience, and a ticket to the game (Dallas vs. Calgary) that evening at 7:30pm. To purchase individual tickets, visit dallasstars.com/homeschool and use the promo code HOMESCHOOL. For groups of 9+, contact Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-387-5718.
Hi everyone! Is it really already September?! I have been in the middle of a major renovation at my house (you know one of those that started small and then you decide to go big and one week become 5 weeks)?! SO needless to say schooling, living, sleeping, etc. has been a challenge at our house this month, but dare I say we are approaching completion. We have only managed to have one science experiment create a huge mess in our small space so I guess I’m doing something right. If you are like me and need to get out of your house, LEGOLAND is hosting a homeschool week September 12-16th and includes an educational workshop. You can purchase discounted tickets ($10 for adult or child) for the event. You do need to purchase in advance! Have fun.
The Dallas Arboretum, September 2nd-5th, is offering $5 admission which includes the Rory Meyers Children’s Garden. They will be selling $2 hot dogs and root beer floats. You can save parking by purchasing online. If the weather stays this cool this would be a great field trip!
For more info, here’s the link – http://www.dallasarboretum.org/visit/seasonal-festivals-events/seasonal-events
Happy Cool Front!
I happen to really love Texas Parks, well all state parks in general. We’re one of those families that when we are on the road we try to visit as many as we can. Aside from the great Junior Ranger programs the parks offer, Texas Parks offers a wide variety of free lesson plans, printables, etc. for all grade levels. I will say it does take a bit of browsing since there are so many, but what another great way to get out of the house! When you look at this link, also notice the “Keep Texas Wild Lesson Plans” link on the website for even more lessons.
Here’s the link!
I love learning outdoors. Mostly because it doesn’t feel like school and I typically get the least amount of resistance. If you have never had the chance to visit Bob Jones Nature Center it is definitely worth the trip. I love this hidden gem in Southlake and it’s a great way to learn about the environment and geography in our area. Aside from the great trails and regular activities, the offer homeschool classes for students 6-16. Their classes work in 16 week increments for a few hours once a week. They start August 24th so go take a look!