Earth Arts now offers up to four days a week of earth-based learning and community for homeschoolers.
Lantern Home School Program
Monday through Wednesday 9a – 3p, two and three day options, Foundation of Light. Click here to learn more.
Thursday Home School Program
WINTER: Thursdays, January 8- March 26 (11 sessions no session February19), 10am-3pm.
SPRING: Thursdays, April 9- June 18 (11 sessions, no session April 2), 10am-3pm.
Location: 2383 Coddington Road, Brooktondale, nestled in a rolling valley of beautiful woods, wetlands and meadows, just 20 minutes from downtown Ithaca.
Mentors: Julie Nichols Kulik, Simone Lackey, Dave Muska, Pierce Walsh, and other guest instructors
Open to children ages 5 and older.
Early Bird Registration (Before Dec 31 for Winter, Before March 1 for Spring): $340
Regular Registration fee per session: $370-$450, Self determined sliding scale. Payment over the minimum goes towards the scholarship fund.
Our mentors share cultural earth-based traditions from around the world, through lots of games, stories, art, songs, adventure, and team-building activities. Participants will be grouped into smaller (developmentally appropriate) clans for part of the day. Our teaching emphasis is to guide participants to discover answers for themselves, using their innate curiosity as powerful motivation for experiencing, learning about, and caring for the environment. Our goal is for each child to feel comfortable in the woods; come to know the gifts of the land in all seasons; and respectfully harvest materials to make native crafts, tools, food, and shelter.
In an experiential learning environment, the children will be studying many Physical Science skills in thematic blocks such as Native Trees and Plants, Geography and Mapping, and Weather. As always, various learning abilities (i.e. reading and writing skills) will be worked with lovingly and skillfully by the Earth Arts mentors.