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:

Native Americans: Cultures of the Past and Present
10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, Hartman Log Cabin

Discover early Ohio before the pioneers settled Cincinnati and the Ohio River valley. Students step back in time to learn how Native Americans worked, played and lived in the great forests of Southern Ohio. Program includes interactive games, hike and activities focusing on the tribes of Southeast Ohio. Recommended for grades 1 to 5.

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

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

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 2 to 5.

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 513-876-9013 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 age 9 and older who wish to drop off need to fill 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 513-879-9013 or email adrooks@clermontcountyohio.gov. The Clermont County Park District is a secular governmental agency. We teach all of our programs based on commonly accepted scientific principles and theories.