Fall 2018 Home School Natural Science Classes


Classes 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: 9/7/2018. 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).

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FULL**: K—5th grade, four classes, 10 a.m.—1 p.m. each session

Amazing Adaptations

White pelican-Lynne Richards

**K-2nd grade classes are completely full. There is limited space in 3rd-5th grade. Check availability with dmartinez@cityoflewisville.com before sending in registration forms.  

Dry and windy prairie, shady forest, fast-moving river or mossy pond...LLELA has many different types of homes. Not all living things have what it takes to live everywhere, but each plant or animal has the tools to live somewhere. What adaptations work where? Separate sessions for K-2nd graders and 3rd-5th graders.

  • September 13: Planting the Seeds
  • October 4: Insect Adaptations
  • October 11:  Bird Beak Buffet
  • November 1: Animal Senses


6th--8th grade, four classes, 10 a.m.—1 p.m. each session

Field Ecology

LLELA is, among other things, a very large outdoor laboratory. Research helps us understand our local ecosystems and how our habitat improvement efforts are progressing. Get a taste of what it's like to be a field researcher by trying out a measure tree 2few methods and techniques.

  • September 13: Plant Surveys
  • October 4: Estimating Animal Populations
  • October 11: Migratory Bird Banding
  • November 1: Be a Wildlife Manager for a Day



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.