Join us in our 379-acre outdoor classroom as we explore and learn about the natural world, ask questions, and make connections.
What is Homeschool Ed-ventures? Homeschool Ed-ventures is a science education program designed for homeschooled children who enjoy hands-on learning and outdoor adventure. Taught in the “Riveredge style,” each small class of students engages in cooperative, inquiry-based learning, guided by professionally trained educators. The majority of our program takes place outdoors; taking advantage of the many habitats at Riveredge throughout the seasons. Children develop a strong sense of their place in the natural world and a sense of belonging to both Riveredge and their homeschool community.
Continued Learning and Relationship Building As children grow up in our program, they progress through play-based nature explorations to scientific inquiry and in-depth field studies. The mixed-age classes offer opportunities for students to take leadership roles, receive mentoring and develop strong learning partnerships. In addition, each class has its own secure website that features class highlights, photos, and information for your child(ren) to assist in their learning journey at home. Riveredge also offers periodic family-based educational programs throughout the year.
For a detailed look into the program, please view the following document: Homeschool Ed-ventures Informational Presentation.
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Class Descriptions 2021-22
Forestry Management Curriculum Available
Riveredge and the Wisconsin Environmental Education board are happy to provide our forestry management curriculum as a resource for other environmental educators, parents, and institutions.
This 5-week curriculum engages 6-12th-grade students in inquiry-based education programming that examines forest health and land management through the lens of a professional forester. This curriculum uses current technology/tools in forestry management to engage, inform, and teach students about Wisconsin forestry and forestry management concepts.
This curriculum is copyrighted by both Riveredge Nature Center and the Wisconsin Environmental Education Board. Please properly acknowledge both parties when utilizing the curriculum for your purposes. Thank you!