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2020 Spring Homeschool Workshops - Forest Days

March - 12, 19, 26
April - 2, 16, 23, 30
Note: No class on April 9th

Ages 6-8. 9am-1:30pm; Cost:  $210/student min 6; max 12
Immerse your child in the wonder of nature. Students will strengthen their bodies and minds as we explore the streams, pond, forests, and meadows of the KVR. Our experiential, age-appropriate curriculum will include science, literature, art, music, outdoor skills, map-reading/making, and mindfulness. In addition, there will be plenty of time for deep, focused play with friends. These subjects will be incorporated into fun hikes, projects, games, circle time, and hands-on experiences. Each day we will enjoy learning more about ourselves, each other, and the Earth.
Instructor: Janelle Peterson is a homeschooling mom who has her degree in music education. When she started leading nature classes for children 10 years ago, she discovered that this is her favorite setting in which to teach. She loves seeing kids develop confidence, awareness, connection through the joyful practice of being outdoors in all weather.

Ages 9-12.  9am-2:30pm; Cost:  $250/student min 7; max 11
Students will build confidence and knowledge through lessons, challenges, and immersive experience in the outdoors. Curriculum will focus on wilderness skills, foraging, and outdoor safety and awareness. Lessons on biological adaptations, weather observation, and plant and animal identification will be structured into our days. Personal growth will be fostered through cooperative activities, lessons in self-reliance and interdependence, and gaining empathy and respect for ourselves and the world of nature. This program is also designed to have a balance of both physical and reflective activity so students gain a healthy equilibrium for body and mind. Lastly, students will learn some history, culture and craft by making useful items for everyday use from what the natural world offers us.
Instructor: Nicholas WazeeGale is a certified wilderness guide and has been teaching children at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve for over 14 years. His passion is helping children learn nature awareness skills that help them connect with the earth.

What to Bring: 
All students should bring a backpack with a hearty snack, water bottle, lunch and a change of clothes.  Students ages 9-12 should also bring a notebook.  Students should be dressed for the weather in layers and waterproof footwear.  Rain jacket and pants are necessary if the weather is damp.  Classes will take place mostly outdoors.

Ages 6-8 years:  Minimum enrollment 6/ Maximum enrollment 12

Ages 9-12 years:  Minimum enrollment 6/ Maximum enrollment 11

Ages: 6-8 years:  $210/Student
Ages 9-12 years:  $250/Student  



PARENT LETTER:  Please be sure to read The Homeschool Parent Workshop Letter before your programs begin. 


Please contact Jonel Kiesau at 608-625-2965 or


Refund/Cancellation Policy: Spring Homeschool Workshops will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment must be received to guarantee your child’s spot. If cancellation notice is received at least 14 days prior to the start, a refund will be given less an administrative fee of 25%.  If notice is received less than 14 days prior, no refund will be made.  Scholarships are available for financially disadvantaged students. Contact the KVR for more information. Registration implies permission for photos to be used on the KVR website or other publications (student’s name will not be used) unless the KVR receives notification in writing prior to the program.




Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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