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!!!

Per Gov. Holcombs Executive Order – Masks are required while in the Nature Center for these classes. Students will be appropriately distanced.

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. 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 + PLEASE NOTE CHANGES TO DATES IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH made 10/05/20

Learning About the Microscope
Metea County Park Nature Center
November 12, Thursday 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM

Using microscopes properly is the most important thing for a biology student to learn. Even if the student has used a microscope before, this class is a must before progressing to the chapters to come. Prerequisite: Students must have taken this class to take any of the other biology classes.
Masks are required while in Nature Center

Cost: $5.00
Pre-register by: 10/30 Min. 5 Max. 9
To register or for more information: Email: rdivelbiss at allencountyparks.org Call: 449-3778 Ron Divelbiss


Simple Chemistry (for biology students)
Metea County Park Nature Center
November 19, Thursday 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM

In this 2-hour class we will learn the basic chemistry needed for the study of biology.
Prerequisite: Students must have taken Learning About the Microscope.
Masks are required while in Nature Center.
Cost: $5.00
Pre-register by: 11/15 Min. 5 Max. 9
To register or for more information: Email: rdivelbiss at allencountyparks.org Call: 449-3778 Ron Divelbiss


 

Organic Compounds
Metea County Park Nature Center
December 3, Thursday 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM

We will be studying the chemistry of life.
Prerequisite: Students must have taken Learning About the Microscope.
Masks are required while in Nature Center
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 10, Thursday 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM

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.
Masks are required while in Nature Center
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 17, Thursday 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM

The students will study the structures of cells using the microscope.
Prerequisite: Students must have taken Learning About the Microscope.
Masks are required while in Nature Center
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 14, Thursday 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM

The student will learn how living things build energy, store energy and release energy. Prerequisite:
Students must have taken Learning About the Microscope.
Masks are required while in Nature Center
Cost: $5.00
Pre-register by: 1/7/21 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 21, Thursday 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM

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.
Masks are required while in Nature Center
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
February 4, Thursday 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM

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.
Masks are required while in Nature Center
Cost: $5.00
Pre-register by: 1/29 Min. 5 Max. 9
To register or for more information: Email: rdivelbiss at allencountyparks.org Call: 449-3778 Ron Divelbiss


Genetics – Meiosis – Homeschool
Metea County Park Nature Center
February 18, Thursday 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM

We will be learning about how we inherited our Nucleic acids from our parents.
Prerequisite: Students must have taken Learning About the Microscope.
Masks are required while in Nature Center
Cost: $5.00
Pre-register by: 2/5 Min. 5 Max. 9
To register or for more information: Email: rdivelbiss at allencountyparks.org Call: 449-3778 Ron Divelbiss


Earthworm Dissection – Homeschool
Metea County Park Nature Center
February 25, Thursday 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM

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. Masks are required while in Nature Center
Cost: $5.00
Pre-register by: 2/8 Min. 5 Max. 9
To register or for more information: Email: rdivelbiss at allencountyparks.org Call: 449-3778 Ron Divelbiss


Crayfish Dissection – Homeschool
Metea County Park Nature Center
March 4, Thursday 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM

The crayfish is an invertebrate with an exoskeleton. It has other interesting body parts to learn about.
Masks are required while in Nature Center
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 – Homeschool
Metea County Park Nature Center
March 11, Thursday 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM

We will be studying the external features and the open it up and study the interior structures.
Masks are required while in Nature Center
Cost: $10.00
Pre-register by: 2/29 Min. 5 Max. 9
To register or for more information: Email: rdivelbiss at allencountyparks.org Call: 449-3778 Ron Divelbiss


Frog Dissections – Homeschool
Metea County Park Nature Center
March 18, Thursday 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM

As we dissect a frog we will be studying the 10 vertebrate organ systems.
Masks are required while in Nature Center
Cost: 10.00
Pre-register by: 3/6 Min. 5 Max. 9
To register or for more information: Email: rdivelbiss at allencountyparks.org Call: 449-3778 Ron Divelbiss