Homeschool Programs

The Clermont County Park District provides a local resource for homeschool families via weekday educational nature programs that encourage hands-on learning. Join other homeschool families and the Park District for experiential learning.

Upcoming Homeschool Programs:

Birds of a Feather
9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, Pattison Park Lodge

Have fun learning about the unique adaptations of our feathered friends through an animal talk and activities. Practice using binoculars and identifying some of our winter residents before we head outside and see how many birds we can find in the park. Recommended for grades 4 to 8.

Maple 101
9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, Pattison Park Lodge

Take a tour of our sugar bush as you follow the process of maple syrup making. Students will learn how to identify a sugar maple tree and what it takes to turn the clear, sweet sap into delicious maple syrup! Students will also have the opportunity to tap a Sugar Maple tree and sample the sweet treats straight from the sugar bush. Recommended for grades 1 to 4.

Bees, please!
10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Mar. 28, Sycamore Park

Discover the important role that bees and other insects play in our lives. We’ll learn about the cycle of pollination take a closer look at how flowers and pollinators depend on each other. Program includes, hands-on activities, and a hike where students learn how to identify local plants and pollinators. Recommended for grades 2 to 5.

Water, Water, Everywhere?
10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 23, Chilo Lock 34 Park

Students will become scientists and investigate an important natural resource – water. Through this hands-on program, your scientists will learn how  water cycles throughout our planet and use different methods to test their own predictions about the water quality in the different water bodies at the park. Students will also learn the history and importance of Chilo Lock 34 through a tour of our river museum. Recommended for grades 4 to 8.


Create your own program
Homeschoolers are encouraged to team up with 10 or more paid participants (adults and children) to schedule any offering from our program listings. Please call the naturalist office at 513-240-2615 if you have a specific topic not on our list. All of our naturalist programs are available for homeschool groups and can be tailored to meet specific standards and needs. To view our current program offerings, please follow this link: Clermont County Park District Naturalist Programs

Program details

Adults must pay and stay for programs if any of their registered children are under age 8; this includes siblings who stay and participate in the program. Adults with children ages 9 and older are able to drop off their child after filling out a registration and release form. Parents of older children who wish to stay, must pay the program fee. There is no charge for non-participating siblings age 5 and under.

All programs require advance registration and have minimum attendance requirements. To make a reservation, please call the naturalist office at 513-240-2615 or email The Clermont County Park District is a secular governmental agency. We teach all of our programs based on commonly accepted scientific principles and theories.