Landmark Park is a 135-acre outdoor classroom where you and your students can learn about the agricultural and natural history of the Wiregrass area. In addition to our Field Classes, Planetarium Programs, Mini Sessions, Seasonal Sessions and Self-Led Program, Landmark Park is excited to add a variety of Homeschool Days, exclusive to the Homeschool community. Regular price for a Homeschool Day is $15 per child and $7.50 per adult. Or, use your EdVenture Club Pass to participate. See details on the EdVenture Club Pass by clicking the link on the sidebar.
Click here to register for any of the Homeschool Days listed below.
Stars, Stories, & Planet Earth
September 13 • 9 a.m. – Noon
Come learn about some of the Greek and Roman mythology behind the constellations in the night sky, as well as how to find certain celestial objects. During this program we will also learn about some of the early authors and explorers, who would have used those stars to navigate on their travels, would navigate in the woods through journaling and exploration. Our day will wrap up with an activity to demonstrate how pollution can affect our beautiful planet Earth.
Birds of Landmark Park
September 28 • 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
During this hands-on program you will learn about some of the birds that call Landmark Park home, what they eat, and how they build their homes. We will also talk about the important role owls play in the forest ecosystem and discover what they eat through owl pellet dissections.
Plants and Seeds
October 4 • 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Learn about the importance of plants and seeds and how they grow through hands-on instruction! During our nature hikes and exploration we will identify the plants that grow at the Park and search for different types of seeds. We will then use microscopes to learn about the part of the plants and seeds up-close.
October 11 • 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Trees are one of the most important plants because they give us oxygen! During this program we will learn about the parts of a tree and why they are important. We will also identify several types of trees here at the Park using leaves, bark, and dichotomous keys. Students will know how to build a tree, meet a tree, and breathe like a tree by the end of this program.
Rocks Rock! (part 1)
January 17 • 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Our Earth has a story to tell and she tells it through rocks! This introduction to geology program will introduce students to the rock cycle, the properties of different types of rocks, and the types of rocks found here in Alabama.
Rocks Rock! (Part 2)
January 24 • 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
In this class we will learn about how tectonic plates work, what makes volcanoes so violent and at times unpredictable, how crystals form, and why our earth is constantly changing and moving. This class is a follow-up to Rocks Rock! Pt. 1, but can be taken independently for students with a strong background knowledge of geology and the rock cycle.
January 31 • 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
In this class we will learn about weather and how amazing it can be! Mother Earth can creating some interesting weather, but do humans impact weather? During this class, students will learn about different weather throughout the world and the impact humans can have on weather, as well as the impact weather can have on humans! This class will wrap up will a showing of our planetarium movie Dynamic Earth in our fulldome planetarium.
March 21 • 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
In this technologically advanced world we live in today, fewer and fewer people know how to read a compass. This skill, however, is just as important today as it was many years ago! In this class, students will learn about the Earth’s magnetic field and how a compass works, as well as get a chance to build their own compass. Students will then test their compass skills by navigating through our compass course here at the Park.