Homeschool Programs 2020

Farm to Market Garden Adventures

Join us for this nine-week semester-long gardening course. Meet at the Herff Farm Garden Barn and get ready to get your hands dirty, get some sunshine in the open air, and learn how to grow food, flowers, and take your harvest to market. Each week will include a 1-hour garden lesson with Maura, our Farm Programs coordinator, and an hour of staff-supported gardening in your own 4’ x 20’ adopted garden bed at the Herff Farm. CNC&F will provide a Farmers Market booth as part of the program.

Register for Thursday or Saturday mornings, 9:30 to 11:30 am.

Parent or guardian will stay for the program since this course is designed for family participation. 

For more details, see the course syllabus here: Details here

Dates: 
Thursday Class: September 24-December 3 (no class week of Thanksgiving)
Saturday Class: September 26-December 5 (no class week of Thanksgiving)

Pricing: 
$280 per 9-week semester per family

To register or for more information, please contact nature@cibolo.org or call 830-249-4616

Class Size: Limited to a small number of families per day. COVID-19 safety requirements are in place, and masks or face coverings on participants ages ten and up within 6 feet of one another are required by state mandate. To learn more about our COVID-19 safety requirements, please review our guidelines.  

 

Nature Explorers Science Adventures

Join us for this ten-week, semester-long outdoor science course designed for families and children ages 5-11. Get away from the computer and get ready to get moving and learning! Meet at the Cibolo Nature Center Visitor Center for a two-hour family adventure. Hit the trails with Jasmine and learn about science and nature  on our 100 acres on the marsh, the prairie, the woodlands and the majestic Cibolo Creek.

Register for Tuesday or Wednesday mornings, 9:30-11:30 am.

Parent or guardian will stay for the program since this course is designed for family participation. 

For more details, see the course syllabus here: Details here

Dates: 
Tuesday Class: Sept 22-Dec 1st (no class week of Thanksgiving)  
Wednesday Class: Sept 23-Dec 2 (no class week of Thanksgiving)  

Pricing:   $150 per 10-week class per child. $100 per additional child in the same family.   

To register or for more information, please contact nature@cibolo.org or call 830-249-4616

Class Size:  Limited to a small number of families per day. COVID-19 safety requirements are in place, and masks or face coverings on participants ages ten and up within 6 feet of one another are required by state mandate. To learn more about our COVID-19 safety requirements, please review our guidelines.  

 

Outdoor Classroom for Everyone: Homeschool Field Trips

We offer deep learning opportunities across the majestic160 acres of the Cibolo Nature Center and Herff Farm campuses. Throughout the school year, these field trips bring service, science and outdoor education together for an experience you’ll never forget!  Get your homeschool group, scout troop or family outside, moving and learning and making a difference at the Cibolo Nature Center and Farm on a re-imagined Outdoor Learning field trip.

Outdoor Classroom for Everyone includes:

Stewardship Service: Become an environmental champion with service learning activities that support planting habitat at the Cibolo Nature Center or Herff Farm to help the environment and provide food and homes for wildlife.  

Hikes: Have a customized adventure to learn about the native environment in our 4 ecosystems with our guided hikes with QR code maps. 

Citizen Science Activities: Join one of our knowledgeable team members to conduct a citizen science activity that will include surveys of our native plants and wildlife on the campus.

Dates:
Choose from the dates below during the weeks of September 28th-Dec 4th (excluding the week of Thanksgiving)

Enrollment days:
Cibolo Nature Center: Sept 18, Oct 2, Oct 16, Nov 13, Dec 4 
Herff Farm: Sept 25, Oct 9, Oct 23, Nov 6, Nov 20  

To register or for more information, please contact nature@cibolo.org or call 830-249-4616

To create a customized group program or to receive more information about what is possible for your group, please contact: Laurie@cibolo.org 

Pricing:  $6 per participant. (adults and children ages three and up) 

Note: a minimum of 10 paying participants is required.

Class Size: Limited to a small number of participants per day. COVID-19 safety requirements are in place, and masks or face coverings on participants ages ten and up within 6 feet of one another are required by state mandate. To learn more about our COVID-19 safety requirements, please review our guidelines.