A new season of our Outdoor Environmental Science Program has begun. This year we are offering classes for children from 5-12 years old. Our homeschool classes are now offered to members at a discounted rate of $10/class and will be $15 for non-members. For more information on membership, visit our membership page. In addition to the class discount you will receive our monthly newsletter, announcements of special events and volunteer opportunities, and discounts at local nurseries. Your membership donation is also 100% tax-deductible and comes with a free annual subscription to Better Homes and Gardens.
But most of all, you will know that you are supporting a valuable community asset that will be enjoyed today and for generations to come.
Please contact us with any questions at 408-298-7657 or e-mail email@example.com.
2013-2014 Homeschool Themes (tentative, descriptions and titles to follow):
September – Water and You
October – Animals & Habitats
November – The Ohlone Way
December – Geography
January – Math in Nature
February – Garden Science
March – Water Around the World
April – Lifecycles
May – Energy
All classes are:
Held on Wednesdays or Thursdays from 1:30pm – 3:00pm
$10 per student per class for members, $15 per student per class for non-members
$35 per student per 4 class series for members, $55 per student per 4 class series for non-members
December’s series has 3 Wednesdays/Thursdays, the price will be:
$25 per student per 3 class series for members, $40 per student per 3 class series for non-members
For 5 to 12 year-olds only
In order to receive a full refund, cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to the start of each class or series. If cancellation occurs after that time, no refund will be given. In the event that a class or series is cancelled by Guadalupe River Park Conservancy, a full refund will be issued to registered participants.
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Geography: The Why of Where
This month we turn our focus to geography—the science that studies the Earth and how it has changed over time. Together we’ll explore the physical, human, and biological systems that define a place like the Guadalupe River Park. Please Note: Class will not meet on December 25th/26th in observation of the Christmas holiday.
The World Next Door
Did you know that San Jose has seven sister cities? This session will focus on the geographic locations of our sister cities and their representation here in the park. We’ll discuss the meaning of symbols by examining each country’s flag and conclude by creating flags to represent ourselves or our families.
Making Sense of Maps
A map represents our experience with a place. In this introduction to mapmaking, we’ll study some of the different types of maps and create watershed maps that highlight the physical features that define our region.
Orienteering is an international sport that combines racing and navigation. Put your map reading skills to the test and follow a course to find a series of checkpoints in the Guadalupe Gardens.
|A unique setting…
The Guadalupe River Park & Gardens is an education destination like no other. A natural oasis located in the heart of downtown San Jose, the Guadalupe River Park & Gardens features 254 acres of park that include the Heritage Rose Garden, the Historic Orchard, a community garden, and 2.6 miles of trail that runs adjacent to the Guadalupe River. The GRPG provides a natural outdoor laboratory for science experiments and offers a creative and dynamic atmosphere for learning.
A customizable education…
A learning adventure…
A healthier community…
An ongoing interest…
|Resource Guides from the Past
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