CHIRP Homeschool Program
Monday, Feb 11 @ 1:30pm
UPDATE: CHIRP has opened Friday sessions in February for students ages 9-12, please help us spread the word!
Our engaging Community Homeschool Investigators of the River Park (CHIRP) Program, provides an interactive, outdoor environmental education experience for students ages 5-12.
This is a drop-off program. We utilize our river, famous Heritage Rose Garden, Historic Orchard, and exhilarating park as tools to teach exciting educational themes. Our students build a community with one another by maintaining our classroom garden, and working together with experiments, observations, and other hands-on activities.
Lessons take place outdoors, but will be moved indoors in the case of inclement weather. Our lessons structurally encourage students to form their own connection with nature, while reinforcing environmental objectives and concepts.
CHIRP is proud to be an activity-based, question-driven program with the newest Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as a model.
Welcome Ocean Grove, Connecting Waters, Summit, and Valiant families! GRPC is a registered vendor.
Details found at: https://www.grpg.org/education/homeschool-programs/
Classes are held on Mondays (ages 5 – 8) and Fridays (ages 9 - 12)
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Guadalupe River Park & Gardens Visitor and Education Center, 438 Coleman Ave., San Jose, CA 95110
Designed for children ages 5-12
Class dues are $18 per student per class for Friends of GRPC ($50/year donation) or $25 per student per class for non-members.
* Payment must be made prior to the class in order for a student to attend.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Lessons change on a weekly basis according to the series and weekly theme.
FEBRUARY SERIES: GET UP & GARDEN!
* Lettuce Turnip the Beet - Topics We Will Cover:
structure, function, photosynthesis, root system, life cycle
- Monday, February 4 (ages 5 - 8)
- Friday, February 8 (ages 9 -12)
* Keep Calm and Garden On - Topics We Will Cover:
Ecosystem maintenance, nutrients, nutrient loss, pollinators, invasive species
- Monday, February 11 (ages 5 - 8)
- Friday, February 15 (ages 9 -12)
* One Sharp Class - Topics We Will Cover: Adaptation, genetics, variance, heredity, biology
- Monday, February 25 (ages 5 - 8)
- Friday, March 1 (ages 9 -12)
Would you like more information about these programs? Visit https://www.grpg.org/education/homeschool-programs/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.