The Baird Creek Preservation Foundation is pleased to present our environmental education classes for homeschool students.  The classes will have a different topic each week, and the curriculum is designed to meet the Wisconsin State Science Standards.

The parent or guardian will need to drop off their child(ren) at the shelter building at Triangle Hill. The minimum number of students registered for a class must be 5 or the class will be canceled and fees will be refunded.

If you plan on your child staying for both programs, there will be a $5 lunch care fee for the hour lunch in between programs. Lunch will be outside weather permitting. Baird Creek Preservation Foundation does not provide food so please pack a nut-free lunch.

We ask that we are notified at least three days in advance if you need to cancel or reschedule. In the case that there are weather conditions that will impede on the safety of students and our staff, we will notify you of cancellations as soon as possible and you will be fully refunded or rescheduled.

 

To register for any class, please visit our Events Page!

 

UPCOMING classes and dates for Fall 2021 are as follows:

 

 

October 19 – Fall & Ecosystems (K-5th)

9:00 – 11:30am

What does fall mean for the Baird Creek Ecosystems?  What do the animals do, the insects, the plants?  Students will learn what the fall season means in each ecosystem, the effects, preparation and everything else the changing season means for the Greenway!  Grade levels K-5 are invited to attend this class.  $15 per student.

 

October 19 – All Things Erosion (K-5th)

12:30 – 3:00pm

What is erosion? Who causes erosion?  Students will hike around the Greenway and see examples of erosion and talk about what causes it and what are some fixes that we all can do!  Grade levels K-5 are invited to attend this class.  $15 per student.

 

October 20 – Leave No Trace (5th-8th)

9:00 – 11:30am

Leave No Trace is all about having fun and enjoying the outdoors responsibly, while at the same time learning how to minimize our impact on nature.  This class will teach leave no trace, maps, and other tips and tricks to the woods through hands-on activities in Baird Creek!  Grade levels 5-8 are invited to attend this class.  $15 per student.

 

October 26 – Tracks & Scat (K-5th)

9:00 – 11:30 am

What made that track, scat, or other disturbance? Discover the many signs left behind by the creatures that inhabit nature in the Baird Creek Greenway. This class will increase awareness of and ability to find and interpret tracks and signs left behind by mammals, insects, birds, and more. Grade levels K-5 are invited to attend this class.  $15 per student.

 

October 26 – Forest Ecosystems (K-5th)

12:30  – 3:00pm

Students will learn about the importance of trees and their role in a forest ecosystem. We will talk about how trees interact with all the other organisms found in a forest from the soil to the animals to the big tall trees. Grade levels K-5 are invited to attend this class.  $15 per student.

 

October 27 – Signs of Colder Weather (5th-8th)

9:00 – 11:30am

Students will be exposed to terms that encompass signs of colder weather coming to Baird Creek and what that means for our species here. They will participate in an interactive game as they hike to four different ecosystems, learning about the Baird Creek species that hibernate along the way. Grade levels 5-8 are invited to attend this class.  $15 per student.

 

November 2 – Creek & Critters (K-5th)

12:30 – 3:00pm

Students will use dip nets in the creek to find cool critters called macro-invertebrates. They will learn how to navigate an identification chart and will discover what adaptations critters have had to make and the effects they have on each other.  Grade levels K-5 are invited to attend this class.  $15 per student.

 

November 3  – Macro-Invertebrates (5th-8th)

9:00 – 11:30am

Students will use dip nets in the creek to find cool critters called macro-invertebrates. They will learn how to navigate an identification chart and will discover what adaptations critters have had to make and the effects they have on each other.  Grade levels 5-8 are invited to attend this class.  $15 per student.

 

November 9  – Caring for Nature (K-5th)

9:00 – 11:30am

Students will learn about how to be an eco-friendly hiker and take care of nature around us. We will touch on leave no trace principles and explore our favorite places at the Baird Creek Greenway! Grade levels K-5 are invited to attend this class.  $15 per student.

 

November 10  – All Things Elements (5th-8th)

9:00 – 11:30am

Students will learn about the elements that make up our planet! Earth, wind, sun and fire we will talk about them all! We will explore the elements in the Greenway and complete an experiment!   Grade levels 5-8 are invited to attend this class.  $15 per student.

 

November 16  – Owl Prowl (K-5th)

9:00 – 11:30am

Students will learn all about our feathered friends that call Wisconsin home. We will talk about their adaptations and why they are one of the most skilled predators! We will complete a craft and search for signs of these skilled feathered friends in the Greenway! Grade levels K-5 are invited to attend this class.  $15 per student.

 

November 17  – Owl Prowl (5th-8th)

9:00 – 11:30am

Students will learn all about our feathered friends that call Wisconsin home. We will talk about their adaptations and why they are one of the most skilled predators! We will complete a craft and search for signs of these skilled feathered friends in the Greenway! Grade levels 5-8 are invited to attend this class.  $15 per student.

 

To register for any class, please visit our Events Page!