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!

Learning About the Microscope
Metea County Park Nature Center
Option 1 – November 5, Tuesday 10:00 AM
Optiion 2 – November 7, Thursday 10:00 AM
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 that have not taken this class will not be allow to take any of the other biology classes.
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
Option 1 – November 12, Tuesday 10:00 AM
Option 2 – November 14, Thursday 10:00 AM
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.
Cost: $5.00
Pre-register by: 11/6 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
Option 1 -December 3, Tuesday 10:00 AM
Option 2 -December 5, Thursday 10:00 AM
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
Option 1 -December 10, Tuesday 10:00 AM
Option 2 -December 12, Thursday 10:00 AM
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: 12/6 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
Option 1 – December 17, Tuesday 10:00 AM
Option 2 – December 19, Thursday 10:00 AM
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
Option 1 – January 14, Tuesday 10:00 AM
Option 2 – January 16, Thursday 10:00 AM
The student 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 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
Option 1 – January 21, Tuesday 10:00 AM
Option 2 – January 23, Thursday 10:00 AM
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
Option 1 – February 4, Tuesday 10:00 AM
Option 2 – February 6, Thursday 10:00 AM
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: 1/29 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
Option 1 -February 11, Tuesday 10:00 AM
Option 2 -February 13, Thursday 10:00 AM
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: 2/5 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
Option 1 – February 18, Tuesday 10:00 AM
Option 2 – February 20, Thursday 10:00 AM
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: 2/8 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
Option 1 – February 25, Tuesday 10:00 AM
Option 2 – February 27, Thursday 10:00 AM
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
Option 1 – March 3, Tuesday 10:00 AM
Option 2 – March 5, Thursday 10:00 AM
We will be studying the external features and the open it up and study the interior structures.
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
Metea County Park
Option 1 – March 10, Tuesday 10:00 AM
Option 2 – March 12, Thursday 10:00 AM
As we dissect a frog we will be studying the 10 vertebrate organ systems.
Cost: 10.00
Pre-register by: 3/24 Min. 5 Max. 9
To register or for more information: Email: rdivelbiss at allencountyparks.org Call: 449-3778 Ron Divelbiss