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Course Description

Home School Series 

Second Monday of every month, October-May 

9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. 

Fee: $25 per class 

Age: Minimum age 8 

Send your kids on a virtual naturalist adventure at the garden this year! In this series, we will investigate different fields of study in the world of environmental sciences.  Each session will include virtual tours, interviews with experts, and follow-along activities for at home.  Join us as we learn about the wonders of nature and gain valuable insights into careers as future environmental stewards.  

Topics Include: 

  • Medicinal Plants
  • Stream Ecology 
  • Herpetology and Ornithology 
  • Carnivorous Plants 
  • Entomology 
  • Horticulture 
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Art 
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Section Title
December Home School Series
Type
Virtual
Days
M
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Dec 14, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
3.0
Location
  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia Locations
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $25.00
Additional Fee(s)
Donate per person to support the Garden $2.00 Optional
Section Notes

December 14th - Herpetology and Ornithology 

Meet and learn about reptiles and amphibians!  Gain the skills to look for live animals on your own using safe search and capture techniques.  Then, jump from water to air to discuss the art of birding, how to identify field marks, and find your local Audobon Society! 

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Section Title
January Home School Series
Type
Virtual
Days
M
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Jan 11, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
3.0
Location
  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia Locations
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $25.00
Additional Fee(s)
Donate per person to support the Garden $2.00 Optional
Section Notes

January 11th - Carnivorous Plants 

Discover the wild world of carnivorous plants right here in Georgia! Students will learn about Georgia’s bogs and the specific conservation needs of carnivorous plants.  See how our botanists care and feed our carnivorous collection and do a virtual dissection with the group. 

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Section Title
February Home School Series
Type
Virtual
Days
M
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Feb 08, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
3.0
Location
  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia Locations
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $25.00
Additional Fee(s)
Donate per person to support the Garden $2.00 Optional
Section Notes

February 8th - Entomology 

Get buggy with SBG staff and partners as we dive into the secret life of insects.  Learn about pollinators and why we love them, entomophagy and the sustainability of eating insects, and take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Georgia Museum of Natural History.

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Section Title
March Home School Series
Type
Virtual
Days
M
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Mar 08, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
3.0
Location
  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia Locations
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $25.00
Additional Fee(s)
Donate per person to support the Garden $2.00 Optional
Section Notes

March 8th - Horticulture 

Students will learn about horticulture and why this practice is so crucial to all life on earth.  We will take tours of different areas of SBG and meet the curators who manage the largest areas that produce food.  Learn how to make your own preserves and investigate nutrition in the garden and beyond.

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Section Title
April Home School Series
Type
Virtual
Days
M
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Apr 12, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
3.0
Location
  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia Locations
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $25.00
Additional Fee(s)
Donate per person to support the Garden $2.00 Optional
Section Notes

April 12th - Climate Change 

Learn the basics on climate change; discuss the difference between weather and climate, how climate change is affecting the world around us, actions we can take to prevent climate change, and basic environmental policy. Students will also get the chance to hear from a real climate scientist and investigate different energy sources. 

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Section Title
May Home School Series
Type
Virtual
Days
M
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
May 10, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
3.0
Location
  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia Locations
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $25.00
Additional Fee(s)
Donate per person to support the Garden $2.00 Optional
Section Notes

May 10th - Environmental Art 

Students will view and discuss environmental art; what it is, who makes it, and the significance of using a platform like art to discuss big topics like the environment. Create your own art in nature and see examples of art that has been created to bring awareness and advocacy to various environmental issues. 

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