Homeschool Programs at the Education Center

Lower Level Homeschool Program
(ages 6–11)


Photo: Exploring water currents

The Lower Level Homeschool Program is for ages 6–11 years old. Classes are split into small groups by age (ex. 6–8 years and 9–11 years). The focus is hands-on activities, exploration, games and experiments to provide students with a better understanding of nature, food, agriculture, and the environment.

Upper Level Homeschool Program
(ages 12–14)


The Upper Level Homeschool Program is an in-depth science program for students 12–14 years old. The Upper Level curriculum is designed to encourage students to think critically and apply their knowledge of ecology, the environment, and agriculture to real life situations by instilling a strong understanding of ecological concepts. Through an emphasis on experiential learning, high expectations are set as the students build sturdy science reasoning skills in their in-depth analysis of the varied ecological studies they carry out at Fernbrook Farms.

Recent Posts

Our Growing Community of Homeschoolers
On December 20th, 2016 by Jenna

   Thank you to our growing number of homeschool families that have continued to support our programs over the years. I have heard from a lot of you regarding the parent’s and child’s love of our environmental education programs here … Continue reading

2014 Fall Pre-K/Kindergarten & Homeschool Semester
On November 24th, 2014 by Mr. Brian

This Fall Semester was the Education Center’s most successful semester EVER! We had 169 students between the ages of 3-14 years old participate in the Fall Semester. That is the highest attendance rate we have had since we started the … Continue reading

Letter From Farmer ‘Q’
On November 20th, 2014 by Mr. Brian

Dear Friends, For the past few months we have been working on a strategic plan.  What do we want Fernbrook’s education programs to look like three to five years from now and how do we get there?  As part of … Continue reading

Nature Poetry by Upper Level Homeschool Students
On April 28th, 2014 by Jenna

Ms. Pam’s Upper Level Homeschool class started their Ecology semester by nature poems. Here are a few examples of the students poetry. Bonds and Relationships Nature is so full Of bonds and relationships Look around and see. The soil helps … Continue reading

Homeschool Update
On March 26th, 2014 by Jenna

The Lower Level Winter Homeschool Program was full of fearless students who braved the harsh winter weather to enjoy nature and spend a few hours a week exploring the farm. The students participated in classes about winter birds, patterns in … Continue reading