Sunday, October 24, 2010

Delaware Nature Society: Homeschool Programs for November and December!

Fall 2010 Homeschool Program Series
Ashland Nature Center

Call Fiona Smith at (302) 239-2334 x134 to register.

Cost for each program is $7 per student.

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Delaware Bay Study

Wed. Nov. 3, 2010

12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Investigate the diversity of life in the Delaware Bay Estuary. Study the rich diversity of plant and animal life that depend on the Bay. Use dip nets, seine nets and binoculars to search for wildlife. Arrange organisms in appropriate food-chains, identify them as producers, consumers or decomposers. Explore the incredible Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge.

* This program meets at the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge.

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Tree Planting at Middle Run

Wed. Nov. 10, 2010

12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Join us and help plant trees at Middle Run Natural Area in Newark. Learn about native trees, and make a positive contribution to our local environment. Dress for the weather and wear long pants, gloves and sturdy shoes; we will plant rain or shine.

* This program meets at Middle Run Natural Area.

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Geologist’s Overnight

Thurs. Dec. 2 – Fri. Dec. 3, 2010

Thurs. 2:00 pm


Friday 2:30 pm

Join other homeschoolers for a” Geologist’s Overnight”. Programs include Geology of Ashland and Mining and Minerals. Hike the trails at Ashland to discover current examples of weathering, erosion and deposition, and use rock hammers and goggles to collect mineral and rock samples. Evening program is “Winter Astronomy,” and will also include field games, a night hike and a campfire. Sleep in the Ashland Lodge.

Fee for the overnight is $20.00/ student.

One parent should plan to accompany child (at no cost)

For more information contact:

Judy Montgomery