Homeschool Naturalists

The homeschool students doing plant transects with hula hoops at Fort Missoula for their fire ecology lesson.

Calling all elementary-aged homeschoolers! Join us each month for our Homeschool Naturalists program!

MNHC’s homeschool program runs September-April and gives students the opportunity to work with teaching naturalists to learn about the natural history of Montana while gaining naturalist skills, making friends, and having a great time! If you homeschool, we hope you will join us this year for exciting hands-on science lessons, exploring the world through the eyes of a naturalist!

For the 2018-19 year, we are exploring the theme “Our Place in Nature.”  Each month we will come together for an hour-and-a-half lesson to explore our place in the ecosystems we love using the naturalist tools of science, writing, and art. Our topics this year include:

  • September 10: Naturalist Practices/Leave No Trace
  • October 1: Birds
  • November 5: Mammals
  • December 3: Fire
  • January 7: Winter
  • February 4: Pollinators
  • March 4: Plants
  • April 8: Water

Ages:  MNHC’s homeschool program is geared towards elementary-aged students. We ask that parents of children who are still learning the basics of how to read/write stay to help their child with these portions of the lessons.

DatesSeptember-April, 1st Mondays of each month (with the exception of September which will be on Monday the 10th due to Labor Day). Our homeschool program has grown to two classes held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.! Currently both classes are full, but please let us know if you would like to be added to the waiting lists or if you might be interested in a class at 3 p.m.

Cost: To register for the full 8 lessons and secure your child’s spot for the year, the cost is $60 per child or $150 for a family of three or more children (cost can be pro-rated for those joining later in the year). If you prefer to join us on a month-by-month basis, the cost will be $10 per child or $25 for three or more children.

Please use our online form below or contact Bailey Zook at 327.0405 ext. 208 with any questions or to register your child over the phone.


Homeschool Naturalists Registration