Long Lake Expands Programs to Homeschool Families – Brainerd Dispatch

PALISADE — For nearly 60 years, students from public, private, Montessori and charter schools have visited the Long Lake Conservation Center for immersive nature outings. This year, another category will be added: homeschooling.

Long Lake is offering its wilderness excursion to homeschool students and parents April 18-20, according to a news release. Students and accompanying parents will explore like scientists, learn outdoor skills and make new discoveries on a three-day, two-night nature adventure, the statement said. This includes all meals, accommodation and educational programs.

“Long Lake’s mission is to inspire as many people as possible to love nature and become stewards of our planet,” Long Lake Director Dave McMillan said in the statement. “It makes sense to offer this to homeschool students, cooperatives, associations and organizations.

During the nature excursion, students will take lessons which could include Survival Shelters, Thicket: Ecology Exploration, The Co-Op Course, Snakes (and More) Alive!, Astronomy, nature art, nature journaling, orienteering (compass skills), and wild eating. .

“This is an active, hands-in-the-dirt, outdoors adventure from sunrise to sunset that blends natural science with 21st century skills,” McMillan said.

Long Lake is a fully accredited, standards-based, STEM-focused nature school for students in grades three through six.

For more information, go to longlakecc.org/homeschool-trip, or contact Long Lake at 218-768-4653 or [email protected]

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