Homeschool Programs

Farm Naturalists

Farm Naturalists will focus on the journey from seed to fork, incorporating the arts, experiments, cooking, and exploration in our learning. Core content for each class will be interdisciplinary and based on Next Generation Science Standards practices alongside creative writing activities and visual arts explorations. Farm Naturalists will dive deeper into the forms and functions of life on the farm from plants and cycles to soil structure to the intricate relationships between the farm fields and the land beyond it. These classes are driven by students’ curiosity and will involve nature journaling, developing experiments, playing games, and lots of asking questions as we seek to find answers.

Fall 2021

This fall, Farm Naturalists will focus on the journey of energy in the flora and fauna that lives at Cedar Circle Farm. We will examine the changes that take place as the days grow shorter and colder, and ways that species adapt to these changes. We will discuss what is needed for plant and animal survival, observe and record signs of seasonal change, explore the garden, discover how plants and animals store their energy, discuss migration patterns and hibernation, and learn about food preservation and seed saving.

Ages: 6-11
Group Size: 10 students max

Cost for Session 1 (5-week): $200

Cost for Session 2 (4-week): $160

Cost for both Session 1 and Session 2 (10 weeks total): $350

Discounts & Sliding Scale: 5% off each program for both siblings; a sliding scale payment option is available for families for whom the cost is prohibitive

Session 1: September 15/16 - October 13/14 (5 weeks)

Session 2: October 20/21 - November 10/11 (4 weeks)

Days & Times: (you choose your session day/time)

*Class times are subject to cancellation if registration is too low. We will contact you if your class time selection needs to be rescheduled.*

Wednesdays 9am -12pm

Wednesdays 1:30-4:30pm

Thursdays 9am-12pm

Thursdays 1:30-4:30pm

Note: Covid-19 policies are in place; find them outlined in detail at the top of the registration page.

About the Homeschool Program

We have offered science and agriculture education for Homeschool students at Cedar Circle Farm every spring and fall since the program’s inaugural year in 2015. Our farm is an incredible outdoor classroom with our production fields, forested areas, orchard, and riparian area along the Connecticut River.

Together with our highly-qualified instructors, students share the experience of exploring, discovering and learning the concepts together in order to gain a deeper, scientific understanding of agriculture and ecology. Our approach utilizes hands-on activities, inquiry-based investigations, games, and experiments. Journals are provided each session for students to take notes or draw observations if they wish.

*If after the first class you feel the program is not a good fit for your child, you may be reimbursed for the remaining classes. No reimbursements will be made after the second class of the session.

If you have any questions, email Nora Seymour or please call us at (802) 785-4737.