Homeschool Programs

Jurassic Jersey

  • Wednesday, March 13, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Location: Echo Hill Park
  • Ages: 7 to 17 years
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Cost: $8/session
  • Instructor: Tom Sheppard, Chief Park Naturalist

Let’s explore the world of dinosaurs with a brand-new class, inspired by one of our enthusiastic homeschool participants! Learn about these ancient creatures as we unravel the mystery behind the term “dinosaur” and delve into the thrilling tale of the first dino discovery in New Jersey. Join us as we uncover the incredible inhabitants and events that shaped New Jersey during this prehistoric period. 

Ice Age New Jerseymammoth

  • Wednesday, April 10, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Location: Echo Hill Park
  • Ages: 7 to 17 years
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Cost: $8/session
  • Instructor: Tom Sheppard, Chief Park Naturalist

Building on the excitement from last month’s exploration into dinosaurs, we now shift to The Ice Age. We will examine the mysteries of this frozen time as we unravel what life was like in New Jersey during this unique period. Join us for another engaging class exploring the history of The Ice Age and the fascinating creatures that once roamed the region. 

Fishing Clinic

  • Wednesday, May 8, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Location: Echo Hill Park
  • Ages: 7 to 17 years
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Cost: $8/session
  • Instructor: Tom Sheppard, Chief Park Naturalist

Discover the fundamentals of fishing, from the art of casting, to understanding essential rules for a successful fishing experience. Explore the different fish species in our pond and learn how to identify them. Enjoy a hands-on session by the pond where you can try out your newly acquired skills with real fishing poles. While there are no guarantees of a catch, the journey to becoming an angler begins here!