Wet N’ Wild School Days

Homeschoolers are welcome and invited, too!


Nature Research Project: Spots Still Available

Interested in spending time in nature with your family? Fran Haynes is still looking for families to join her nature events at Watson Woods (for more info, check out the post here). There are a few spots still open, especially on June 18th! She’s opened the events to families that have children 7 and up, so if you like to spend time in nature with your family check out her website below! The time commitment consists of one event for about 2hrs. That’s it! There will be snacks and opportunities to interact with other families from the community. It’s going to be a blast! Hope to see you there!


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:

-Black Bear
-Dall Sheep
-Big Horn Sheep
-Mountain Goat
-Arctic Wolf
-Gray Wolf


1500 E. Rt. 66, Williams Arizona, 86046



HCHE Homeschool Field Day

Join us for our 2nd annual field day for homeschoolers sponsored by HCHE Student Council! We will have competitive running events for boys and girls ages 7 through adult (so dads and moms can join in the fun too!). There will be a softball toss, fun races and a special area with games just for younger children. All participants will receive a ribbon and competitive events will have ribbons for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. We will also have a family tug of war competition, ultimate frisbee game and of course a water fight! Field Day is FREE and is open to ALL homeschool families – you do not have to be a member of HCHE, so please share with families that may be interested in attending. Registration starts at 9:30 am and events begin promptly at 10:00 am. Water will be available but please bring your own snacks/lunch. You may also want to bring sunscreen, hats, and lawn chairs. The gates will be open on the north side of the field, near the parking lot and restrooms. This is an event you don’t want to miss! Please RSVP so we know how many to expect. See you there!

When: Saturday, June 6

Time: Registration 9:30 am

Events begin at 10:00 am and run continuously through 1:30 pm

Where: Ken Lindley Field

Address: 702 East Gurley Street, Prescott

A parking lot is located on the north side of the field between the skate park and playground. There is additional parking along the street.

Bring: lunch/snacks, hat, sunscreen, lawn chairs

*****PLEASE RSVP by Wednesday, June 3*****

Contact: Rich and Jennifer Covey

Email: hche@cableone.net

Phone: 928-925-7053


Nature Camp: All Children in the Woods

Shared by Mariana Altrichter:
I wanted to spread the word about a nature camp  “All children in the woods” that I run during school breaks, and now, on Fridays. I think it can be an additional resource for families who want their kids to spend time outdoors and learn natural history, ecology, and conservation, to develop team work abilities, and to meet other children in a safe, fun environment.
I am a teacher at Prescott College, and my personal passion is to help children to connect with nature. For this reason, I created a camp where kids spend time in the woods, playing, exploring, doing art, learning, and having fun. I focus on caring and respect, for each other and for nature. I have organized many activities where kids learn ecological concepts, without even know they learning. I base all games on cooperation and collaboration rather than competition, and teach about the power of team work. I pay attention to enhancing interpersonal skills and conflict resolution through dialogue and expression.
This camp will be offered on Fridays April 10th and 17th, and May 1st, 8th and 15th, from 7:30/8 am to 3 pm, at Goldwater Lake. 
It costs $32 per kid per day. We provide healthy, organic snacks twice a day, and we provide all the art supplies. Kids bring their lunch and water.
The camp is designed for children ages 5 to 9. We keep a small group (max 15 kids) with two qualified adult instructors (myself and a second instructor).
I am attaching a flyer with more information and details.
thanks in advance, and I hope we can work together to provide our kids the benefits that connecting with nature offer.
You can contact me by email at maltrichter@prescott.edu or marianaalt@msn.com or by phone at 928-4455446
Mariana also has a great flyer that shares more information about this Nature Camp. Please email her to ask for more details about the camp.

September Zoo Field Trip

Heritage Park Zoo



In this class, students will learn about rabbits and get to meet a baby one.

Time:            Monday, September 15, 2014,  12:30 – 1:30

Cost:                        $4.50 per child

$7.50 per adult

All members of the zoo are $5.00 per family

Please RSVP by September 13, 2014.

Katy Gifford

520-360-4540 – cell


Each month we will do a tour or an on-site program at the zoo. If you have topics you would like discussed, please let me know so that I can work something out with their Education Coordinator. I will need to know the topic at the beginning of the month.