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; 5-8, 9-10, and 11-15. The program fee is $7 per student. Discounts are available for prepayment of all sessions at the beginning of each academic year or for families with two or more children enrolled.
Tentative 2015 - 2016 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 2 - Nature of Science and Scientific Investigations
September 16 - Nature of Science and Scientific Investigations
October 7 - Life Sciences: Plants
October 21 - Life Sciences: Animals
October 23 - Reptile Day/Student Day
November 4 - Life Sciences: Ecosystems & habitats
November 18 - Life Sciences: Organisms and Interactions with Environment
December 2 - Earth Sciences: Meteorology
December 16 - Earth Sciences: Astronomy
January 6 - Earth Sciences: Earth Materials, Earth Processes
January 20 - Earth Sciences: Water
January 22 - Dino Day/Student Day
February 3 - Physical Sciences: Structure & Properties of Matter
February 17 - Physical Sciences: Force and Motion
March 2 - Physical Sciences: Energy
March 16 - Physical Sciences: Renewable & Non-renewable Energy
April 6 - Engineering Design
April 20 - Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science
April 22 - Earth Day Student Day at VMNH (Friday)
May 4 - Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science: Engineering and Society
May 18 - Science and Engineering Project Presentations and End of Year Celebration