Homeschool Science

Tuesdays: 2-4 pm

MOSS Campus

4 weeks per session, 5 available sessions from Jan-May

$75 per session

No matter if you’ve been homeschooling for years or you’re new to the homeschooling adventure, this program is geared especially towards your students in grades K-8. They’ll explore the MOSS campus for 2 hours on Tuesday afternoons and participate in place-based lessons, hands-on activities about natural science, and instructor-led nature hikes. Each 4-week session focuses on a different science topic. Groups of up to 15 students will remain together for the entire 4-week session. Must be pre-registered to attend. Sign up for one session or the entire season! Still have questions? Check out our FAQs.

Session 1: Wild Winter

  • January 5, 12, 19, 26

How do Montana’s furry friends keep warm? How do they travel across snow without skis? Who sleeps all winter and who is out and about? These are a few of the questions we will address as we explore the lives of animals in the cold.

Session 2: Snow Science

  • February 2, 9, 16, 23

What do skiing, snowmen and avalanches all have in common? Snow! In this session, bundle up to explore how snowflakes form, how they build up over the winter and what that snowpack means for the people and animals of Montana.

Session 3: World’s Weirdest Weather

  • March 2, 9, 23, 30 (please note, no program on March 16th due out Spring Break Camp)

Ever heard that March may come in like a lion and go out like a lamb? Spring in Montana can bring some crazy weather - blizzards, powder days, and maybe even thunderstorms! Learn to read the clouds to predict the weather. Explore the impact that weather has on natural disasters like flooding. We’ll even delve into some weather we don’t see in Montana much - like hurricanes and tornadoes!

Session 4: Springtime Animal Babies

  • April 6, 13, 20, 27

Springtime is a time for new growth. Many animals welcome warmer temperatures and more sun with new babies. In this program, we’ll explore life cycles of animals born in springtime. We’ll delve into their adaptations and learn about how they grow, and how their families help them survive - or don’t! With any luck, we’ll also get to meet a few baby animals along the way!

Session 5: Nature Art

  • May 4, 11, 18, 25

Nature often inspires artists to paint landscapes, but did you know that materials from our Earth are also used to create art? In this session we will explore natural dyes, try our hand at soil painting, and craft with other natural materials. You’ll leave this session with plenty of take-home creations!

Need a Different Option?

Check out any of our other Winter/Spring Program options - all programs are open to all students!

Cancellation and Refund Policy

We realize that the situation is constantly evolving and that we will need to adjust programming as that happens. Our goal is to offer a flexible cancellation policy in case your family’s situation changes as well.

Cancellations made two weeks prior to the program start date will be refunded, though our registration software charges a non-refundable $4.95 fee on all cancellations. Cancellations made less than two weeks from program start date will not receive a refund unless your spot can be filled from our waitlist. No refunds will be issued for "no shows." 

If your child is showing any symptoms of illness, you may NOT send them to MOSS programming. Because we want families to take this seriously, you will receive a prorated refund for days missed if you must pull your student from programming due to symptoms.

If MOSS must cancel a program due to unforeseen circumstances, school district schedule changes, or any other reason, refunds will be issued to all registrants.

Additional questions?

Email our Education Director, Molly, mward@outdoorscience.org