Homeschool Program

9/2/20 Update: Our typical homeschool program is currently suspended as we monitor and evaluate the changing needs and demand from our local communities. You can email our education coordinator, Maggie Cozens, for the latest information about opportunities for homeschool children.


Great Hollow offers drop-off programs intended just for homeschoolers. Students spend their days at Great Hollow exploring the natural world through science-based environmental education activities, games, hikes, and self-directed play. Each season is structured around a set of related themes that will be the jumping off point for our daily adventures, with plenty of opportunities for students to pursue their individual interests.

Examples of Seasonal Themes Covered Each Year

Fall Winter Spring
how seasons change winter adaptations ecosystems
color loss in leaves animal tracking biodiversity
leaf and tree ID winter tree ID plant and tree ID
dichotomous keys the science of snow wild edibles
nature art winter survival skills outdoor survival skills
map skills map skills map skills
observation skills observation skills observation skills
nature journaling nature journaling nature journaling