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!!!

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!!

Click Here to choose classes and tentatively register your student.  Or download and print a form you can send or bring in with your payment. NOTE: Prepayment is required 5 days in advance before your student will be fully registered! The Biology Series offered below is for students 13 years old and above.

UPCOMING CLASSES – NOTICE THERE ARE TWO TIME OPTIONS FOR EACH CLASS NOW! THE CLASSES LISTED BELOW ARE FOR STUDENTS 13 YRS + 

Learn to use the Microscope Grumpy’s Way
Metea County Park Nature Center
November 4, Thursday 9:30 AM or 1:00 PM

Description The microscope is a biologists’ most important tool. It is very delicate and must be handled with great care and respect. Learn how to use it properly.
Cost: $10.00
Pre-register by 10/27   Min. 5 Max. 15
To register or for more information: Email:rdivelbiss@allencountyparks.org Call: 449-3778 Ron Divelbiss

Chemistry for the Biology Student
Metea County Park Nature Center
November 11, Thursday 9:30 AM or 1:00 PM

Basic chemistry needed to do the biology chapters covered during the home school classes.
Prerequisite: Students must have taken Learning About the Microscope.

Cost: $10.00
Pre-register by 11/ 3  Min. 5  Max. 15
To register or for more information:
Email:rdivelbiss@allencountyparks.org
Call: 449-3778
Ron Divelbiss

 

Organic Compounds
Metea County Park Nature Center
December 2, Thursday 9:30 AM or 1:00 PM

We will be studying the chemistry of life.
Prerequisite: Students must have taken Learning About the Microscope.
Cost: $10.00
Pre-register by 11/ 25  Min. 5  Max. 15
To register or for more information: Email:rdivelbiss@allencountyparks.org
Call: 449-3778
Ron Divelbiss


Cell – Structure and Function
Metea County Park Nature Center
December 9, Thursday 9:30 AM or 1:00 PM

Study the building blocks of living things.
Prerequisite: Students must have taken Learning About the Microscope.

Cost: $10.00
Pre-register by 12/ 1  Min. 5  Max. 15
To register or for more information: Email:rdivelbiss@allencountyparks.org Call: 449-3778 Ron Divelbiss


Microscopic Study of Cells
Metea County Park Nature Center
December 16, Thursday 9:30 AM or 1:00 PM

Use the microscope to look at details of several kinds of cells
Prerequisite: Students must have taken Learning About the Microscope.
Cost: $10.00
Pre-register by: 12/12 Min. 5 Max. 15
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 13, Thursday 9:30 AM or 1:00 PM

Study how carbohydrates are built and how energy is released from them.
Prerequisite: Students must have taken Learning About the Microscope.
Cost: $10.00
Pre-register by 1/5 Min. 5 Max. 15
To register or for more information: Email:rdivelbis
s@allencountyparks.org Call: 449-3778 Ron Divelbiss 


Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis
Metea County Park Nature Center
January 20, Thursday 9:30 AM or 1:00 PM

 Prerequisite: Students must have taken Learning About the Microscope.
Study how nucleic acids build proteins
Cost: $10.00
Pre-register by 1/12 Min. 5 Max. 15
To register or for more information: Email:rdivelbiss@allencountyparks.org Call: 449-3778 Ron Divelbiss


Cell Division – Mitosis
Metea County Park Nature Center
February 3, Thursday 9:30 AM or 1:00 PM

Prerequisite: Students must have taken Learning About the Microscope.
Study how cells produce more cells.
Cost: $10.00
Pre-register by 1/26 Min. 5 Max. 15
To register or for more information: Email:rdivelbiss@allencountyparks.org Call: 449-3778 Ron Divelbiss


Genetics – Meiosis – Homeschool
Metea County Park Nature Center
February 10, Thursday 9:30 AM or 1:00 PM

Prerequisite: Students must have taken Learning About the Microscope.
Study how organisms produce more organisms.
Cost: $10.00
Pre-register by 2/2 Min. 5 Max. 15
To register or for more information: Email:rdivelbiss@allencountyparks.org Call: 449-3778 Ron Divelbiss


Earthworm Dissection – Homeschool
Metea County Park Nature Center
February 17, Thursday 9:30 AM or 1:00 PM

Study the external and internal structures of an earthworm.
Cost: $10.00
Pre-register by 2/ 9 Min. 5 Max. 15
To register or for more information: Email:rdivelbiss@allencountyparks.org Call: 449-3778 Ron Divelbiss


Crayfish Dissection – Homeschool
Metea County Park Nature Center
February 24, Thursday 9:30 AM or 1:00 PM

Study the external and internal structures of a crayfish.
Cost: $10.00
Pre-register by 2/16 Min. 5 Max. 15 |
To register or for more information: Email:rdivelbiss@allencountyparks.org Call: 449-3778 Ron Divelbiss

Fish Dissection – Homeschool
Metea County Park Nature Center
March 10, Thursday 9:30 AM or 1:00 PM

Study the external and internal structures of a fish.
Cost: $10.00
Pre-register by 3/2 Min. 5 Max. 15
To register or for more information: Email:rdivelbiss@allencountyparks.org Call: 449-3778 Ron Divelbiss


Frog Dissections – Homeschool
Metea County Park Nature Center
March 17, Thursday 9:30 AM or 1:00 PM

Study the external and internal structures of a frog.
Cost: $10.00
Pre-register by 3/9 Min. 5 Max. 15
To register or for more information: Email:rdivelbiss@allencountyparks.org Call: 449-3778 Ron Divelbiss