Spring 2019 Home School Natural Science Classes

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Netting insectsClasses are for students in K-8th grade. $12 per class, or enroll your child in four classes for $40.

Registration is required. Please return completed forms and payment by check or money order to City of Lewisville-PARD, PO Box 299002, Lewisville, TX 75029. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 3/15/2019. Payment may also be made by credit card at 972.219.3550, but not until forms have been submitted by mail or by email (dmartinez@cityoflewisville.com).

Registration form                   Medical form        ONE FORM PER CHILD

 

K—2nd grade, four classes, 10 a.m.—1 p.m. each session

Life on the Prairie

Photo: Larry BrennanMuch of LLELA is in the Blackland Prairie ecoregion, where tallgrasses and wildflowers sway in the wind and provide a home for wild creatures found only in these wide open spaces. At first glance the prairie can seem flat and featureless, but it is every bit as rich in life as the forest. Explore with us as we learn to appreciate this important part of North Texas' natural heritage.

  • March 21: Fur & Feathers: Prairie Birds and Mammals
  • April 4: Cold-blooded Critters: Prairie Reptiles/Amphibians
  • April 18: Flutterbys & Fireflies: Prairie Insects
  • May 2: Rooted Deep: Prairie Plants

 

3rd--8th grade, four classes, 10 a.m.—1 p.m. each session

Photo: LLELA staffProject Prairie

The eastern portion of LLELA is in the Blackland Prairie ecoregion, a critically endangered and often misunderstood ecosystem. Come and explore the prairie with us as we discover what author William Least-Heat Moon meant when he said, "The prairie is nothing but grass as the sea is nothing but water." Then participate in a two-session prairie restoration project. Separate sections for 3rd-5th graders and 6th-8th graders.

  • March 21: What is a Prairie?
  • April 4: The Upside-down Rain Forest
  • April 18: Rebuilding the Prairie Part 1
  • May 2: Rebuilding the Prairie Part 2

**Note: The April 18 and May 2 class dates are a two-session restoration project. Students do not have to participate in both, though they are related and complement each other. Part 1 is in our native plant nursery, and Part 2 is a planting project out on our prairie restoration area.

Students in each class will participate in hands-on outdoor activities related to the day's theme. Each student should bring a refillable water bottle and sack lunch and wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. In the event of rain, classes may be rescheduled.

Parents may choose to attend with their students, or may drop students off. Younger siblings are welcome, but must be adequately supervised by a parent during class time.