The Virginia Museum of Natural History is dedicated to providing engaging science and engineering programming to homeschool students. Currently, the museum offers the Homeschool Science and Engineering Academy, a series of bi-monthly programs from September to May designed to supplement students' learning and knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) based topics.
Additionally, the museum will work with homeschool groups individually to design and provide programming relevant to students' needs. As with all school groups, the museum also will provide guided, educational tours for homeschool groups. Click here or contact us at email@example.com or 276-634-4185 to schedule a tour or learn more about what the museum can offer your students.
Homeschool Science and Engineering Academy
VMNH offers engaging science and engineering programs for home school students. Programs are held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Programs are divided into three age groups; 6-8, 9-11, and 12 & up. The program fee is $7 per student. Labs are denoted with the (*) and are optional. Lab time is 11:15 - 12:00 p.m. and available for all students registered in the session. There is an additional $3 fee for each lab. The student must attend the session in order to participate in the lab.
2017 - 2018 Homeschool Science and Engineering Academy Schedule
Pre-registration is required one week prior to each program by calling the museum at (276) 634-4185 or emailing the museum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 6 - Lab Safety and Introduction / Experiments
September 20 - Chemistry: Elements/Mixtures
October 4 - Geography: Mapping/Environmental
October 18 - Geology: Rocks, Plate Tectonics (*) LAB
November 1 - Computer Science
November 15- Machines and Technology
December 6 - Astronomy: Earth and Its Neighbors
December 20 - Celestial Events / Space Happenings
January 3 - Engineering Skills
January 17 - Engineering in Action
February 7 - Current Events
February 21 - Paleontology
March 7 - Anthropology (*) LAB
March 21 - Habitats and Life Needs
April 4 - Animals: Invertebrates
April 18 - Animals: The Other 3%
May 2 - Plants (*) LAB
May 16 - End of Year Celebration