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Home School Program



Home School Academy:  

Come explore the world with us. The zoo does homeschool a wild way. Students will interact with games, hands on activities, and conduct experiments while utilizing the scientific method exploring the monthly themes. We are excited to offer this program all year this year. 

Come join us on Wednesday  from 1:00 to 2:30 in the classroom.


 November 18th- Reschedual of the October program with Tug Hill listed below

Poems have a special way of bringing nature to life; join us on November 18th at 1p.m. for an afternoon of poetry and hiking at the Joseph A. Blake Wildlife Sanctuary in Rutland. You will not want to miss it.

There will be poetry readings and nature themed activities along with a visit from Slater our resident screech owl.  This program is being held in conjunction with Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust as part of the Home School Academy.  We will be meeting at the Joseph A. Blake Wildlife Sanctuary parking area located on Middle Road in Rutland.  Please contact Fawn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 315-779-2239 to RSVP

November 18 – Winter Adaptations


Members recieve 20% off program price. 

Be sure to call Guest Services at 315.782.6180 or stop in to the front desk to register. Pre-payment is encouraged. 


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