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Ozark Natural Science Center

Homeschool Happenings at ONSC

Join us for afternoon programs from mid-September to mid-October. These sessions are designed for homeschoolers and other students with alternate/flexible schedules, ages 7-14. Day sessions from 1:30-5:00pm with optional night programs, meals, and overnight lodging!

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Homeschool Happenings at ONSC
Homeschool Happenings at ONSC

Time & Location

Oct 01, 2023, 1:00 PM – Oct 02, 2023, 5:00 PM

Ozark Natural Science Center, 1905 Madison 1305, Huntsville, AR 72740, USA

About the Event

Join us for afternoon programs from mid-September to mid-October. These sessions are designed for homeschoolers and other students with alternate/flexible schedules.

Class Overview: Afternoon sessions from 1:30-5:00pm with optional night programs and overnight lodging. Our classes are primarily geared to 4th-8th grade curriculum, but can be modified for younger students. You may sign up for some or all. Sessions are arranged as 2-day topics, but it’s okay to attend just one if that works best for your schedule. 

Age Range: 7-14 years old; Parents may attend as chaperones, or drop off children (drop-offs only for children 9 or older). Parent or chaperone must be present for student to stay overnight.

Location: Ozark Natural Science Center, 1905 Madison 1305, Huntsville, AR 72740

Lodging: Optional overnight accommodations are available for families who want to stay for both days of each session. Stay in a private room in one of ONSC's lodges (tickets below). Parent or chaperone must be present for student to stay overnight. See descriptions and pictures of our facilities here: www.onsc.us/facilities

Meals: Optional meals are available for families who want to stay for both days of each session. ONSC is pleased to accommodate food allergies and dietary preferences.

Instructors: Learn more about ONSC's Teacher Naturalists and staff.

Frequently Asked Questions: Click here for a list of FAQs about our Homeschool Happenings!

Schedule: Oct 1 and  2: Astro-Adventurers

Astronomy class, solar system hike, telescope time, lunar cycles class, boti trail and wishing rock hike, seasons/weather/clouds exploration

Day 1  

1:00-1:30 Arrival and Move-in (if staying overnight)

1:30-2:30 Class

2:30-3:00 Field Group Orientation

3:00 Field Investigation (snack on trail)

5:00 Restrooms, Tick Check

Optional Night Programming:

5:30-6:15 Dinner

6:30 Class or Nature Game, Activity, or Craft

7:30 Campfire and activities

8:30-9:15 Night Hike

Optional Overnight Lodging

Day 2  

7:30-8:15 Optional Breakfast

8:30-12:00 Independent Lessons and Exploration - parent or chaperone must be present

12:30-1:15 Optional Lunch

1:30-2:30 Class

2:30-3:00 Field Group Orientation

3:00 Field Investigation (snack on trail)

5:00 Restrooms, Tick Check

UPCOMING SESSION TOPICS:

Oct 4 and 5: Journey Through Time

History theme, botany class (focus on historic use of plants), bluff trail hike, Osage/native american history, astronomy evening activity (stories from many different cultures), climate change class, Rookard House and/or Yarborough Cabin hike, settler history

Oct 8 and 9: The Cycle of Life

Fall changes, decomposers, mushrooms, breaking it down class, symbiosis, mushroom hunting, night hike with UV lights, entomology and/or discovery of the specmens class, big smith trail hike, fall leaves and colors

Oct 11 and 12: Herps Galore: Frogs, Turtles, and Snakes - 

*SPECIAL EXTENDED SCHEDULE*

Herpetology class, boti trail hike, reptile habitat, frogwatch class, campfire and the Lorax play, radio tracking class, turtle tracking hike, creekside trail hike to turtle rocks

Day 1

1:00-1:30 Arrival and Lodge Move-in

1:30-2:30 Herpetology Class

2:30-3:00 Field Group Orientation

3:00 Field Investigation - Reverse Boti Trail (Reptile habitats, Food Chains/Webs) (snack on trail)

5:00 Restrooms, Tick Check

5:30-6:15 Dinner

6:30 Frogwatch Class

7:30 Campfire and The Lorax play

8:30-9:15 Night Hike (Including pond exploration)

Day 2  

7:30-8:15 Breakfast

8:30-9:30 Radio Tracking class

9:30-11:30 Turtle Tracking hike

11:30-12:30 Restrooms, Tick check, Store time

12:30-1:15 Lunch

1:30 Field Investigation - Creekside to Turtle Rocks & back

4:00 Restrooms, Tick Check

4:15 Group Photo & Departure

Tickets

  • Day 1 Program

    Includes all activities from 1pm - 5pm.

    $10.00
  • Day 1 Dinner

    ONSC is pleased to accommodate food allergies and dietary preferences.

    $10.00
  • Night Program

    Includes all activities from 6:30pm - 9:30pm.

    $10.00
  • Private Lodge Room

    Includes 1 room in one of ONSC's Lodges. Each room has an attached private bathroom with shower. Lodge rooms can sleep 4 - 6 people in twin bunkbeds. If you wish to share a room, please let us know who else will be staying with you. There is a shared entryway and living room for all of the rooms. View photos of our lodges at https://www.onsc.us/facilities

    $50.00
  • Day 2 Breakfast

    ONSC is pleased to accommodate food allergies and dietary preferences.

    $10.00
  • Day 2 Lunch

    ONSC is pleased to accommodate food allergies and dietary preferences.

    $10.00
  • Day 2 Program

    Includes all activities from 1pm - 5pm.

    $10.00

Total

$0.00

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