Each year, Merry Lea sponsors a series of class sessions for homeschooled students covering a range of natural history and environmental topics. Sessions are planned so that students can attend in successive years, building on previous experiences. Additionally, any of our field trips are available as a homeschool activity as well. Contact us for more information.

During homeschool series sessions, students spend a significant portion of time outdoors to take advantage of Merry Lea’s wonderfully diverse landscapes. Students are grouped for trail explorations to provide age appropriate instruction.

Class Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Check in begins at 9:15 a.m.

Cost:  $7.50 per student for each session  OR  $25.00 maximum per family per session

Lunch: Bring along a sack lunch and a water bottle. Students may be carrying lunches on the trail.

Clothing: Dress for the forecasted weather conditions. We recommend old clothes and closed-toe shoes.            

Follow the link to read the Homeschool Series details and policies.  To register, see the links to the registration forms at the bottom of this page. Please register at least one week in advance. We strongly recommend advanced registration, as the sessions fill quickly. For registration assistance, please contact Katie Stoltzfus at kcstoltzfus@goshen.edu or call 260-799-5869.

2017-2018 Homeschool Series

Rock Cycle: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Land Ethic: Thursday, November 9, 2017

Feathered Frenzy: Thursday, January 18, 2018 (FULL)

Exploring Nature: Thursday, March 29, 2018 (FULL – will be placed on a waiting list)

What’s Buggin’ You?: Thursday, May 31, 2018 (FULL – will be placed on a waiting list)

For more information about the content of each session, click here for the 2017-2018 Homeschool Series Program descriptions.

Homeschool Registration

Please complete both the Program Selection and Family Contact Information forms.

We communicate registration and program information through email so please list an email address you check frequently on the Family Contact Information form.