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Fall 2014 Homeschool Program Schedule

*Please note that you must be a Knoxville Zoo member to participate in our homeschool programs. 

 Date  Topic
 August 12 & 14
 Chemistry: Flubber (Chemical bonding)
 August 19 & 21
 Chemistry: Death by Chocolate (Toxins)
 August 26 & 28
 Chemistry: The Lightning Thief (Bioluminescence) 
 September 2 & 4
 Chemistry: Explosive Defenses
 September 9 & 11
 Physics: Forces
 September 16 & 18
 Physics: Energy
 September 23 & 25
 Physics: Machines
 September 30 & October 2
 Physics: The Flying Kitty (Momentum)
 October 7 & 9
 Oceanography: Shark Week
 October 14
 Field Trip: Invertebrate Study *Note-additional cost
 October 21 & 23
 No Class-Fall Break
 October 28 & 30
 Oceanography: Poseidon's Realm (Ocean Zones and Life)
 November 4 & 6
 Oceanography: The Deadly Beads (Mercury in the Ocean)
 November 11 & 13
 Oceanography: Oil Spills
 November 18 & 20
 Geology: Minerals
 November 25 & 27
 No Class-Thanksgiving
 December 2 & 4
 Geology: Plate Tectonics
 December 9 & 11
 Geology: Metals
 December 12
 Semester Ends
* Field study requires an additional fee of $7 per K-2nd students and parents and $9 per 3rd-8th students and parents.  Study is held off -site.

Class Times

All classes are held in the "foundation" of the Zoo's log cabin.

 Tuesday Classes
 Thursday Classes

Grades K-2:  10:15 a.m. (45 minutes in length)

 Grades 3-5: 12:00 noon (90 minutes in length)
 Grades 3-5: 12:00 noon (90 minutes in length)
 Grades K-2: 2:00 p.m. (45 minutes in length)
 Grades 6-8: 2:00 p.m. (90 minutes in length)
 

Cost

Classes may be redeemed through December 11, 2014.  Unused classes are not transferable to later dates or refundable.

 

 Full Semester

(15 classes)

 10 Classes

 5 Classes

 3 Classes

 Single Class

K-2nd grade

 $39

 $27

 $15

 $10

 $4

3rd-8th grade

 $65

 $45

 $25

 $16

 $6

Fall 2014 Registration

Registration opens the following dates:

June 16-29: Full semester registrations accepted from students who attended Knoxville Zoo homeschool classes during the 2013-2014 school year

June 30-July 14:  Full semester registrations accepted from all students.

July 15-August 11: Full semester and Ten, Five or Three Class reservations accepted from all students.

August 12-End of Semester:  Single class walk in students accepted as classroom space permits.

To register for classes:

  • To check availability of classes, please email Jason Moeller at jmoeller@knoxville-zoo.org.
  • To register for classes, participants must complete the following forms prior to attending and mail to:
Knoxville Zoo Education Dept.
P.O. Box 6040
Knoxville, TN 37914

Required Parent Form.pdf

2014 Fall Registration.pdf

  • Prepayment for all classes is required.
  • Homeschool class sizes are limited to a maximum of 17 students per class.
  • Students may have one (1) parent or guardian accompany them per class.
If you have any questions or would like to be added to the mailing list, please email Jason Moeller at jmoeller@knoxville-zoo.org or call at (865) 637-5331 ext. 331

Want to help Knoxville Zoo's Homeschool Program grow?  Help us out by donating one of the items on our "Wish List":

HS Wish List 12-4-14.pdf