Tag Archives: Nature/Parks

Fruit Bats, Cats, and Naked Mole Rats: Lifelong Learning at the Zoo

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It is a hot and muggy day and a group of seven friends and relatives decides to visit the zoo. These seven rather diverse members of Homo sapiens, ranging in age from 5 to 85, are all eager to have a good time, but how does an informal learning environment such as a zoo, aquarium, or nature park assure that people with widely varying interests all have a meaningful experience? Continue reading »

Free Field Trips for the Frugal San Antonio Homeschooler

alamo feild tripAre the best things in life free or do you get what you pay for? I think this selection of free museum days in San Antonio is probably a mix of the two. Would a visit to the missions be dramatically better if the National Park Service charged a fee for the visit? Probably not–or at least not worth the price.

Yet I think a case could be made that a visit to the Alamo would be much more informative if an admission fee was charged. If nothing else, the free days at the museums that otherwise charge an admissions fee allows you to visit and decide it you think it would be worth it return and pay the regular price. Continue reading »

10 Education Resources in San Antonio Every Homeschooler Should Know About (part 2: 6-10)

Some education resources are obvious, some are under utilized by homeschoolers, and some just don’t make the average homeschooler’s radar.

6. Scholastic Warehouse Sale

Every December and May Scholastic has a warehouse sale for Book Fair volunteers, school employees, and teachers–that includes homeschoolers. Everything is discounted up to 80% and there will be thousands of items less than a dollar. Continue reading »