Homeschool Programs

 

Our Outdoor Environmental Science Program (OESP)

is currently on Summer Break.

 

Check back in August for program updates, including registration!

 
 
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Themes & Details
Membership Pricing & Opportunities
 


  

Outdoor Environmental

Science Program (OESP)

 

Program Summary

Our engaging homeschool Outdoor Environmental Science Program (OESP), provides an interactive, outdoor environmental education experience. We utilize our river, famous Heritage Rose Garden, Historic Orchard, and exhilarating park as tools to teach exciting educational themes.

 

Students will explore the natural world through a variety of topics covering everything from the smallest pollinator to the tallest trees. Our lessons structurally encourage students to form their own connection with nature, while reinforcing environmental objectives and concepts.

 

The OESP  is proud to be an activity-based, question-driven program with the newest Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as a model.


 

Program Themes & Details

 

2016-2017 Themes

September: Curious Chemistry (3 weeks)

October: Spooky Critters (4 weeks)
November: World Water (3 weeks)
December: Keystone Species (3 weeks)
January: Physics of Play (4 weeks)
February: Gardening (4 weeks)
March: Birds of a Feather (4 weeks)
April: Life Cycles (4 weeks)
May: Maker May (4 weeks)

 

 

Program Details

 

When

Classes are held on Mondays, Thursdays, & Fridays.

Time

1:30 – 3:00 PM

Location

Guadalupe River Park & Gardens Visitor and Education Center, 438 Coleman Ave., San Jose, CA 95110

Age

Designed for children ages 5-12.

Cost

Class dues are $15 per student per class for Friends of GRPC ($50/year donation) or $20 per student per class for non-members.

Other Important Information

The same lesson is taught each day of the week; lessons change on a weekly basis.

 

 

Welcome Ocean Grove families! GRPC is a registered vendor for Ocean Grove Charter School. If you’re interested in using Ocean Grove funds, please email us with the attendee names and class dates and request a purchase order from your ES. You do not need to complete the sign up form below.

 


Membership Pricing and Opportunities

OESP classes are offered to members at a discounted rate of $15/class and are $20/class 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 education@grpg.org.

 


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