Classes Designed for Homeschoolers




February 20th – Exotics, Invasives, and Land Management

March 13th – Animal Adaptations 

Bowie is beginning a Homeschool Class designed for 13-18 year olds! Seize this unique opportunity to closely study the park’s ecology using scientific methods. Participants will do hands on field research using lab techniques and data collection to examine the many environments of Bowie.

Registration is required.


Theme: Birds

January 31st, February 14th, February 28th, & March 14th

Ages: 8 to 12 years

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Registration is required.

Allow your child’s interest to thrive in this comprehensive science program that uses four classes over an eight-week period to investigate a seasonal theme. This program has a special registration process. Please contact us for more information.

*Must attend all classes


Ages: 5 to 12 years

9:00-11:00am or 1:00-3:00pm

Join us monthly as we become scientists and learn the skills necessary to observe and explore our natural world.  Each month we will have a new topic.

January 29th – Soil Stories.

The ground beneath our feet is filled with life giving nutrients. Without it, many things would struggle to survive. Come find out why the dirt we take for granted is so special.

Registration opens January 2nd

February 26th – Recycling and Composting 

Refuse, Reuse, Reduce, Repurpose, and Recycle! Come discuss the 5 R’s with us and learn a few different ways to compost. These mindful practices can help you change the world by starting at home!

Registration opens January 30th

March 19th – Clean Energy

Energy is dirty, let’s clean it up! There are several types of clean energy available to us. Many of them are inspired by animals. Join us as we explore these natural inspirations and try a few out ourselves. 

Registration opens February 27th

April 30th – Wetland Ecology

Wetlands are incredibly unique spaces. In this class, we will investigate some of the park’s wetlands, uncover why they are so exceptional, and learn what creatures depend on them for survival.

Registration opens March 20th

Registration for the Homeschool Program

Registration opens at 8:00am on the date stated. You must register in order to attend the program. 

Call (615)799-5544 ext. 2 or email to register.

If you call, please leave a message with all of the necessary information listed below.

*Please have information ready:

– Child/ren’s name & age

– Your name

– Phone number

– Email

– Please state whether you have a preference of the morning or afternoon session. If you don’t have a preference, please state which option is your first pick.