Fox squirrel looking up to treeJoin KNC for Homeschool Adventures!

Six week sessions, Thursdays from 1:00 – 3:00pm

Each session lasts between 1.5-2 hours.

Join Kalamazoo Nature Center educators to explore native Michigan habitats, study and recognize seasonal changes in plants and animals, and hone your scientist’s eye! With KNC’s Homeschool program, your child will explore, observe, and investigate natural phenomena while growing as a young naturalist.

Participating children 4-12 must be registered for the program, but all ages are welcome to these engaging and family friendly monthly sessions. Programs are designed to help students gain a deeper understanding of the natural world through fun, hands-on experiences. To facilitate deeper learning opportunities, the participants will be split into two main age groups periodically throughout the program’s duration: children 4-6 will go with one KNC educator, and children 7-12 will go with another.

This is a program for the whole family!  Adults are asked to remain with the group and join in for the adventure!  

The program semesters require at least 11 students to run, so please share this opportunity throughout your homeschool community.


3 Seasonal, 6 week Sessions:
Fall Semester:
October 11-November 15 
Winter Semester:
December 13-January 31 (No Class December 27 or January 3)  
Spring Semester: February 14-March 21

Pricing per 6 session semester (fall, winter, or spring):  KNC Member: $60  |  Non-member: $88
10% discount pricing per 18 session school year (October-March):  KNC Member: $162  |  Non-member: $238


This Year's Theme: Phenomenal Phenology
Fall Semester: October 11-November 15

Fall Semester: October 11-November 15

Nature up Close:

1.      Learning to Observe the Natural World
2.      Observing Insects
3.      Observing Lichen and Fungi
4.      Observing  Birds
5.      Observing the Stream
6.      Observing Animal Activity


Winter Semester: December 13th-January 31 (No Class December 27, January 3)

Winter Semester: December 13th-January 31st (No Class December 27th, January 3rd)

Surviving Winter:

1.      Learning to Explore the Winter World
2.      Exploring Life with Flight
3.      Exploring Animal Homes
4.      Exploring Food Sources
5.      Exploring Life Underwater
6.      Exploring Winter Adaptations



Spring Semester: February 14-March 21

Spring Semester: February 14-March 21

Spring Into Change:

1.      Learning to Investigate Signs of Spring

2.      Investigating Water Ways                               

3.      Investigating Mammals                                                                                              

4.      Investigating Forest Growth

5.      Investigating Sap                                                                                 

6.      Investigating Reptiles and Amphibians

Homeschool Prices & Updates

Pricing per 6 session semester (fall, winter, or spring):  
KNC Member: $60  |  Non-member: $88
10% discount pricing per 18 session school year (October-March):  
KNC Member: $162  |  Non-member: $238

Winter Closings:
Homeschool Programs will be cancelled if Plainwell Public Schools are cancelled. http://wwmt.com/weather/closings  We will also post any weather-related closings on the KNC website and Facebook page.

Questions?  Call us at (269) 381-1574 ext. 24.


Save your Username and Password; you will use this account to register year to year.  Read the confirmation email carefully and open the attachments. This will be your receipt and will contain information about your child's upcoming home school experience. You will receive your confirmation email the morning after you register.

Refund and Cancellation Policy: No refunds for cancellations within one week (5 business days) from the class start date including illness or injury.  A $50 processing fee will be charged for any cancellation prior to one week before a class start date. If a session is canceled, you will be notified by the Monday before the first class's start date and you will receive a full refund.

Register here  or call (269) 381-1574 ext. 24.