Bearizona Homeschool Day

Bearizona is doing their $5.00 (Homeschool Day) this Friday, Sept 11. Price would be $5 for each kid and $5 for the first adult with each additional adult would be full price. You will need a copy of your affidavit or homeschool ID card or AFHE card for your children showing that you are homeschooling to get that discount.
Bearizona is a wildlife park featuring North American animals in a natural environment. There are three ways to enjoy Bearizona, all of which are included in your admission fee:

SPIN IT: Drive-thru adventure-Visitors experience a scenic three-mile drive in their own vehicle or coach witnessing North American animals in their natural environment.

STROLL IT: Fort Bearizona-In this area guests leisurely stroll through the forest along winding walkways to get an up-close look at the antics of baby and smaller animals. There is plenty to do and see within the fort walls. Explore the kindergarten bear den to catch a glimpse of juvenile bears in their cave. Interact with their mini farm animals in the Fort Bearizona Barnyard. Make your way through their mine shaft exhibit which houses nocturnal animals as well as some creepy crawly critters

SOAR IT: High Country Raptors Free Flight Show-Feel the breeze as their amazing birds of prey skim directly overhead during this incredible show. Visitors come face-to-face with hawks, owls, falcons and other raptors. Programs also include “on-the-fist” and training demonstrations, all with narrative on natural history, conservation, and other interesting facts.

DAILY SHOW TIMES FOR THE BIRD SHOW: March-December Only (Bird show times are subject to change)

-11:00 am
-1:00 pm
-3:00 pm

Animals you will see at the park:

-Bison
-Black Bear
-Dall Sheep
-Big Horn Sheep
-Mountain Goat
-Arctic Wolf
-Gray Wolf
-Hawks
-Owls
-Falcons

Location:

Bearizona
1500 E. Rt. 66, Williams Arizona, 86046
928-635-2289

Website:

http://bearizona.com/

Sharlot Hall Museum’s Day in the Life Program

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For the second year, the Sharlot Hall Museum is offering “A Day in the Life” program on June 23 and 24, 9:30 to 3:30 p.m. This program is designed to allow children, ages 6 to 13, to learn about the work and games of both Yavapai and pioneer children during the 19th century.  The two-day program involves fun, educational activities such as archery, sewing, reading animal footprints, Victorian games, and butter churning. It is a cross cultural program and the participants will be home schooled youth, as well as children from the Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe. Enrollment is limited to 15 homeschooled and 15 Yavapai youngsters.

Children from the same family within the age range of 6-13 may attend. We recommend not bringing younger children, such as toddlers and infants, because they will not be able to join in the activities. One parent from each family may stay at the museum during the program, but this is not required. There will be no charge for the event. Participants will need to bring their own lunch one day, and lunch will be provided another day. To learn more about the program and to register, please contact Mary Melcher at marym@sharlot.org or (928-445-3122, ext. 29) Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 W. Gurley St., Prescott, AZ 86301.

It’s a Wonderful Life

A bunch of homeschoolers are acting in this play. Come support them! Click on a link to see the flier and find out how to get tickets.

Promo Flyer

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Also, the director, Ben Naasz, is willing to give acting classes for homeschoolers only if there is enough demand. He would also be willing to do homeschool only productions/plays with practices in the afternoons if there is enough interest. Comment here if you would be interested in something like that in the future.

 

Fishing w/AZGFD at Goldwater Lake

Arizona Game and Fish to set up a Fishing event. They will educate kids and include all bait, tackle, poles, etc. No fishing license needed.

Wednesday August 13. There will be 1-1.5 hour of class time than 2-2.5 hour fishing g time. AZGFD will bring all bait,tackle and poles. Kids under 3rd grade should bring their own poles as there is only a few available. AZ game and fish will supply all bait. Also bringing crayfish traps and BBQing crayfish. Park is free that day, event held at Goldwater Lake.

My boys showing off their day's catch at Goldwater.

My boys showing off their day’s catch at Goldwater.

Sharlot Hall Museum’s Day in the Life Program

The Sharlot Hall Museum is offering “A Day in the Life” program on July 23 and 24, 9:30 to 3 p.m. This program is designed to allow children, ages 6 to 13, to learn about the work and games of both Yavapai and pioneer children during the 19th century. The two-day program involves fun, educational activities such as archery, sewing, reading animal footprints, relay games, and butter churning. It is a cross cultural program and the participants will be home schooled youth, as well as children from the Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe. Enrollment is limited to 15 homeschooled and 15 Yavapai youngsters.

Children from the same family within the age range of 6-13 may attend. We recommend not bringing younger children, such as toddlers and infants, because they will not be able to join in the activities. One parent from each family may stay at the museum during the program, but this is not required. We anticipate that there will be no charge for the program, although there may be a small charge for lunches. (Sharlot Hall Museum staff has applied for a grant to fund “A Day in the Life”.)

Please email Mary Melcher at marym@sharlot.org for a registration form.

 

Unschooler’s 2014 AZ Conference

If you are interested in Unschooling, then I highly recommend joining the Facebook group: Northern Arizona Unschoolers. They post information about group gatherings and other collaboration between Unschooling families.

I just found out from the group that there will be an Unschooler’s Conference in AZ next year. Join the FB group for more information.