Allen County Parks offers home school science enrichment programs.

The following upcoming programs are available!

YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER AND PREPAY by Noon, one week prior to each program by phone at 260.449.3778 or by emailing Ron Divelbiss at rdivelbiss at allencountyparks.org or stop by the Nature Center. (replace word “at” with @) 

Fox Island County Park also offers Home School programs – For more information contact Natalie Haley at 449-3246 or by email nhaley at allencountyparks.org (replace the word “at” with @)

NO WALK-INS WILL BE ACCEPTED THE DAY OF THE PROGRAM!!!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A REGISTRATION FORM

Fees for the programs vary so see each program for the fee. Classes fill up quickly, so reserve your space and please note that your space will NOT be reserved until you have paid. Classes begin promptly at the program start time!!

UPCOMING CLASSES

Introduction to the Microscope Part 1 -  Good for Home School Students

Metea County Park Nature Center

January 18, Monday  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

This is a class on learning how to use the microscopes the right way. (Grumpy’s way)

Students will learn about four different kinds of microscopes.  They will learn the proper way to handle, use and care for these delicate tools.  Students must be 13 or older to take this class. Microscope 1 must be taken before a student can take microscope 2.  This is a pre-register prepay class. This session is very popular so sign up asap.

Cost: Students $ 5.00  Adults $2.00

Pre-register by: 1/11  Min. 5,  Max. 9

To register or for more information:  Email: rdivelbiss at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-3778 Ron Divelbiss

Using the Microscope Part 2 -  Good for  Home School Students

Metea County Park Nature Center

January 25, Monday  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

This is the second session on using the microscope.  Now that you know how to use the microscopes we will look at all kinds of microscopic things.  Students must be 13 or older to take this class.  Microscope 1 must be taken before a student can take microscope 2 This is a pre-register prepay class. This session is very popular so sign up asap.

Cost: Students $5.00 adults $2.00

Pre-register by: 1/11 Min. 5  Max.  9

To register or for more information: Email: rdivelbiss at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-3778 Ron Divelbiss

Earthworm Dissection -  Good for  Home School Students

Metea County Park Nature Center

February 8, Monday  1:00 PM -  3:00 PM

Join Grumpy for a session with an earthworm.  We will observe a living earthworm and then dissect a preserved one.  The earthworm is the simplest animal that we will observe, but the most difficult to dissect. Dissecting skills should be gained during this dissection, however, if a major  mess-up occurs we will just start over with a new worm.  Skills gained during this dissection will be helpful in following dissections, but is not needed.  A student may do any or all the dissections.  Students must be 13 years old or older to take this class.  This is a pre-register prepay class. This session is very popular so sign up asap.

Cost: Students $ 5.00  Adults $2.00

Pre-register by: 2/1 Min. 5,  Max.  10

To get forms to register or for more information: Email:rdivelbiss at allencountyparks.org Call: 449-3778 Ron Divelbiss

Crayfish Dissection -  Good for Home School Students

Metea County Park Nature Center

February 15, Monday  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Join Grumpy for a crayfish dissection.  We will study the parts that are visible from the outside and then open it up and see what’s on the inside. Skills gained during the earthworm dissection will be helpful in following dissections, but is not needed.  A student may do any or all the dissections. Students must be 13 or older to take this class.  This is a pre-register prepay class. This session is very popular so sign up asap.

Cost: Students $ 5.00  Adults $2.00

Pre-register by: 2/8  Min. 5, Max.  10

To register or for more information:  Email: rdivelbiss at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-3778  Ron Divelbiss

Fish Dissection-  Good for Home School Students

Metea County Park Nature Center

February 22, Monday  1:00 PM – 3:00PM

Join Grumpy for a fish dissection.  We will study the parts that a visible from the outside and then open it up and see what’s on the inside. Skills gained during this dissection will be helpful in following dissections, but is not needed.  A student may do any or all the dissections. Students must be 13 or older to take this class.  This is a pre-register prepay class. This session is very popular so sign up asap.

Cost: Students $ 10.00  Adults $2.00

Pre-register by: 2/15 Min. 5  Max.  10

Frog Dissection-  Good for Home School Students

Metea County Park Nature Center

February 29, Monday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Join Grumpy for a frog dissection.  We will study the parts that a visible from the outside and then open it up and see what’s on the inside. Skills gained during previous dissections will be helpful in this dissection, but is not needed.  A student may do any or all the dissections. Students must be 13 or older to take this class.  This is a pre-register prepay class. This session is very popular so sign up asap.

Cost: Students $ 10.00  Adults $2.00

Pre-register by: 2/22 Min. 5   Max.  10

To register or for more information:  Email:rdivelbiss at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-3778  Ron Divelbiss

Winter Tree Identification – Good for adults & Home School Students

Metea County Park Nature Center

March 7, Monday  1:00 PM -  3:00 PM

This is a two hour class, the first hour will be inside learning some of the tricks of identifying trees in winter.  The second hour will be spent in the field putting our skills into practice.  Please come dressed for the weather.  Students must be 13 or older to take this class.  This is a pre-register prepay class.

Cost: Students $5.00  Adults $2.00

Pre-register by: 2/29  Min. 5  Max.  15

To register or for more information:  Email: rdivelbiss at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-3778  Ron Divelbiss