Find more details about nature study here, including how to sign up for text reminders for weather-related cancellations. This year, nature study is from 11:15 a.m. to noon on Fridays, unless otherwise noted. Homeschool families are welcome to join us.

This year we’ll be studying a plethora of swimming creatures, using Apologia’s Zoology 2 and Anna Botsford Comstock’s “Handbook of Nature Study.”

September 13: Apple Picking Field Trip to Advanced Tree Technology, 3:30 p.m.
September 20: Fish Water Temperature Experiment
September 27: A Study of Goldfish
October 4: Field Trip to Hike at Waldman Environmental Study Center, 3:30 p.m.
October 11: A Study of Sucker Fish
October 18: Field Trip to Fox Island for Fall Pond Study, 3:30 p.m.
October 25: A Study of Shiners and Minnows
November 1: Fossils Experiment, Part 1
November 8: Fossils Experiment, Part 2
November 15: Introduction to Triops
November 22: How Sound Travels in Water Experiment
December 6: Triops Follow-Up
December 13: How Temperature Affects Fish Experiment
December 20: Triops Follow-Up
January 10: Field Trip to Fox Island for Winter Pond Study, 3:30 p.m.
January 17: Sea Monkey Introduction
January 24: How Electricity Travels Through Water
January 31: Introduction to Frog Growing
February 7: Sea Monkey Follow-Up
February 14: How Cephalopods Swim Experiment
February 21: A Study of Tadpoles
February 28: A Study of Brook Trout or Sunfish
March 6: Fish Prints
March 13: How Desalinization Works, Part 1
March 20: How Desalinization Works, Part 2
March 27: Field Trip to Fox Island for Spring Pond Study, 3:30 p.m.
April 17: How to Clean and Dissect a Fish
April 24: A Study of Frogs
May 1: Field Trip to Fort Wayne Zoo, focusing on the aquarium, 3:30 p.m. $6.50 entry fee for non-members over the age of 2; preregistration required; information on how to register will be sent via Remind texts or can be conducted in person.
May 8: Eagle Marsh pond-dipping field trip, 1:30 p.m.
May 15: End of year picnic at Lutheran Park, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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