Fall 2019 Home School Natural Science Classes


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: 9/20/2019. 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). NOTE: the K-2nd grade classes are now full, but spaces are available in 3rd-8th grade.

Registration form                   Medical form        ONE FORM PER CHILD


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

Swamper's World

CottontailWhat could a little bunny know about our world? In the case of Swamper the swamp rabbit...a whole lot! Swamper shares his wisdom in a series of "found" letters compiled in a book. Your child can get a rabbit's-eye view of wetland food chains, life cycles, birds, habitats, and more. Each class will include story time, a nature walk, and hands-on activities.

  • Sept. 26: The Web of Life
  • Oct. 10: Habitats and Hazards
  • Oct. 24: Swamper's Feathered Neighbors
  • Nov. 7: Life Cycles in the Swamp


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

Animal Classification

Animal classification collageMammal, reptile, arachnid, crustacean, amphibian...all animals, all different. Students will discover the characteristics of animal groups, searching out similarities and differences to gain a better understanding of scientific classification. Each class includes discussion, a nature walk or field study, hands-on activities, and more. Separate sections for 3rd-5th graders and 6th-8th graders.

  • Sept. 26: Entomology
  • Oct. 10: Ichthyology & Herpetology
  • Oct. 24: Ornithology
  • Nov. 7: Mammalogy

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.