Home School Series

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 – NOTICE THERE ARE TWO DATE AND TIME OPTIONS FOR EACH CLASS NOW!

Organic Compounds
Metea County Park Nature Center
December 4,   Tuesday  1:00 PM Option 1
December 6, Thursday  1:00 PM Option 2
We will be studying the chemistry of  life. Prerequisite:  Students must have taken  Learning About the Microscope.
Cost: $5.00
Pre-register by: 11/28  Min. 5  Max.  9
To register or for more information:  Email:rdivelbiss at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-3778  Ron Divelbiss


Cell – Structure and Function
Metea County Park Nature Center
December 11, Tuesday  1:00  PM Option 1
December 13, Thursday 1:00 PM Option 2
The students will study the parts of the cell and the job they do for the cell. Prerequisite:  Students must have taken  Learning About the Microscope.
Cost: $5.00
Pre-register by: 12/2  Min. 5  Max.  9
To register or for more information:  Email:rdivelbiss at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-3778  Ron Divelbiss


Microscopic Study of Cells
Metea County Park Nature Center
December 18, Tuesday 1:00 PM Option 1
December 20, Thursday 1:00 PM Option 2
The students will study the structures of cells using the microscope. Prerequisite: Students must have taken Learning About the Microscope.
Cost: $5.00
Pre-register by: 12/10 Min. 5 Max. 9
To register or for more information: Email:rdivelbiss at allencountyparks.org Call: 449-3778 Ron Divelbiss


Cell Energy – Photosynthesis & Respiration
Metea County Park Nature Center
January 15, Tuesday 1:00 PM Option 1
January 17 Thursday 1:00 PM Option 2
The students will learn how living things build energy, store energy and release energy. Prerequisite: Students must have taken Learning About the Microscope.
Cost: $5.00
Pre-register by: 1/7/19 Min. 5 Max. 9
To register or for more information: Email:rdivelbiss at allencountyparks.org Call: 449-3778 Ron Divelbiss


Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis
Metea County Park Nature Center
January 22 Tuesday 1:00 PM Option 1
January 24 Tuesday 1:00 PM Option 2
Option 1 – It’s important to study Nucleic Acids because our nucleic acids make us what we are. Prerequisite: Students must have taken Learning About the Microscope.
Cost: $5.00
Pre-register by: 1/15 Min. 5 Max. 9
To register or for more information: Email: rdivelbiss at allencountyparks.org Call: 449-3778 Ron Divelbiss


Cell Division – Mitosis
Metea County Park Nature Center
January 29 Tuesday 1:00 PM Option 1
January 29 Thursday 1:00 PM Option 2
We will be studying how we got from 1 cell to the trillions of cells we are now. Prerequisite: Students must have taken
Learning About the Microscope.
Cost: $5.00
Pre-register by: 1/22 Min. 5 Max. 9
To register or for more information: Email: rdivelbiss at allencountyparks.org Call: 449-3778 Ron Divelbiss


Genetics – Meiosis
Metea County Park
February 5 Tuesday 1:00 PM Option 1
February 7 Thursday 1:00 PM Option 2
Option 1 – We will be learning about how we inherited our Nucleic acids from our parents.
Prerequisite: Students must have taken Learning About the Microscope.
Cost: $5.00
Pre-register by: 1/25 Min. 5 Max. 9
To register or for more information: Email: rdivelbiss at allencountyparks.org Call: 449-3778 Ron Divelbiss


Earthworm Dissection
Metea County Park Nature Center
February 12, Tuesday 1:00 PM Option 1
February 14, Thursday 1:00 PM Option 2
Option 1 – Dissections are important because they show us how different we are from other organisms and yet how alike we are. The earthworm is a basic invertebrate and we will be comparing it to other invertebrates and vertebrates.
Cost: $5.00
Pre-register by: 1/5 Min. 5 Max. 9
To register or for more information: Email: rdivelbiss at allencountyparks.org Call: 449-3778 Ron Divelbiss


Crayfish Dissection
Metea County Park
February 19, Tuesday 1:00 PM Option 1
February 21, Thursday 1:00 PM Option 2
The crayfish is an invertebrate with an exoskeleton. It has other interesting body parts to learn about.
Cost: $5.00
Pre-register by: 2/12 Min. 5 Max. 9
To register or for more information: Email: rdivelbiss at allencountyparks.org Call: 449-3778 Ron Divelbiss


Fish Dissection
Metea County Park
February 26, Tuesday 1:00 PM Option 1
February 28, Thursday 1:00 PM Option 2
We will be studying the external features and then open it up and study the interior structures.
Cost: $10.00
Pre-register by: 2/19 Min. 5 Max. 9
To register or for more information: Email: rdivelbiss at allencountyparks.org Call: 449-3778 Ron Divelbiss


Frog Dissections
Metea County Park
March 5, Tuesday 1:00 PM Option 1
March 7, Thursday 1:00 PM Option 2
Option 1 – As we dissect a frog we will be studying the 10 vertebrate organ systems.
Cost: 10.00
Pre-register by: 2/26 Min. 5 Max. 9
To register or for more information: Email: rdivelbiss at allencountyparks.org Call: 449-3778 Ron Divelbiss