Homeschool Workshops 2017-06-20T15:12:45+00:00

Homeschool Enrichment & Learning Programs

Let Via Aquarium be your science resource. This monthly program, for students 6-12 and 13-18, covers a variety of topics from physical science to life science and all the fun, messy science in-between. Come ready to explore hands-on science and learn with other homeschooling families.

Space is limited to 20 children per session, and pre-reservations are required.

Each month will cover a different branch of science (including Earth, Life, Chemical, and Physical sciences), with hands-on educator-led lessons meant to stimulate your child’s curiosity and broaden their knowledge of the watery world around us.

Description of our programs:

Wetlands & Marshes: Students will learn about the distinguishing features of wetlands. Students will discover how important these ecosystems are by experimenting with wetland models.

Fishy Adaptations: Students will learn what makes a fish a fish. Students will design their own fish and determine how their fish fits in the ecosystem.

Streams and Erosion: Students will learn about the process of erosion, and how water interacts with soil to create and shape waterways over time. Students will explore how different landscape react to erosion through precipitation.

Marine Food Webs: Students will learn about different animal diets–from herbivory to carnivory– and how each animal plays a crucial role in a food web. Students will dissect a gelatin “stomach” to identify an animal by its diet.

Oil Spill Clean-up: Students will learn about the chemical properties of oil, and how oil spills negatively impact ocean life. Students will re-create their own oil spill and work together to figure out the best methods to clean it up.

Water Cycle: Students will learn about the steps of the water cycle: where our water comes from and where it goes. There will be a focus on the unseen, lesser-known steps of the cycle, especially how groundwater plays a crucial role in supplying fresh drinking water to our communities.

Dates & Topics
June 14 (ages 6-12): Earth Science– Streams and Erosion
June 28 (ages 13-18): Earth Science – Wetlands & Marshes

Come ready to explore hands-on science and learn with other homeschooling families.

**We are accepting reservations for any of these dates, but we have a firm limit of 20 children (# of parents/family doesn’t matter). Parents can reserve their spot by calling us at 518-280-5100 ext 101 or emailing viaaquariumeducation@gmail.com.