Homeschool at Deering

students on a hike through the endangered pine rocklands
students observing plants on a hike through the natural areas
students conducting a catch and release of marine life in Biscayne bay
students checking out bugs crawling on a tree in the park

         Our Homeschool programs provide a supplemental and experiential learning curriculum for homeschool youth and parent educators in the fields of Environmental Science, Ecology, Biology, Marine Biology, Archaeology, Zoology, History, and Art.  Activities and lessons are designed to incorporate eStem+ Arts through hands-on learning in our 450-acre living classroom. Classes are offered for ages 5-14. Our learning programs accommodate up to 30 participants per session and are offered on select Wednesdays, September-May, mirroring an academic school year. Programs and activities are scheduled for 3 hours sessions and include a mix of indoor and outdoor lessons.

Eco Academy (Ages 5-8) 

Eco Academy is held one Wednesday a month, September to May, 10 am – 1 pm. Children and their parent educators will explore the fields of wildlife biology, marine biology, ecology, and environmental science. Our Eco Academy home school program classes include an indoor and outdoor lesson element, utilizing our 450 acre preserve as a living classroom. Please wear closed-toe shoes (no crocs or sandals), and dress comfortably for walking. It is recommended to bring a water bottle, sunblock, bug spray, science journal and a pencil/pen.

Ages 5-8, + parent participant.  Please note that this is not a drop-off class, parent participation is required.  

Class activities vary throughout the year. To find out what will be happening at our next class, view the tentative schedule by clicking here.

Marine Conservation (Ages 9-14)

Sessions are offered as 3 or 4 Wednesdays a month, varying by month (alternates months with Wildlife Conservation), from 10 am – 1 pm. Classes will focus on Marine Biology through a diverse array of activities, in both a lab and field setting. Activities include water based seagrass surveys, kayaking, canoeing, trips to Chicken key, and other explorations into our marine ecosystems. Please wear closed-toe shoes (no crocs or sandals). Bring change of clothes, towel, water bottle, snacks, sunblock, bug spray, and a pencil/pen. Parent Participation is not required.  

Class activities vary throughout the year. To find out what will be happening at our next class, view the tentative schedule by clicking here.

Wildlife Conservation (Ages 9-14) 

Sessions are offered as 3 or 4 Wednesdays a month, varying by month (alternates months with Marine Conservation), from 10 am – 1 pm. In our Wildlife Conservation class, Children ages 9-14 will explore the fields of conservation biology, ecology and environmental science. Designed with a hands-on-minds-on atmosphere, participants will be involved in experiments, activities like hiking and biking, and will be able to explore all of the terrain based habitats on our 450 acre preserve. Please wear closed-toe shoes (no crocs or sandals), bring a water bottle, snacks, sunblock, bug spray, science journal, and a pencil/pen. Parent Participation is not required

Class activities vary throughout the year. To find out what will be happening at our next class, view the tentative schedule by clicking here.

To register by phone, call (305) 235-1668; press 9, then dial extension 233 (7 days a week / 10AM – 4PM)

Sign-in & Sign-out is located at the Visitor Center. Required Forms

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Upcoming Homeschool

  1. Eco Academy

    May 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm