Homeschool Day

November 15, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

It's Homeschool Day at Sylvan Heights Bird Park! Join us for three fun, interactive learning labs and activities.


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It's Homeschool Day at Sylvan Heights Bird Park! Join us for interactive learning labs and activities. Select one, two, or all three sessions! Session fees include park admission and one seed stick for the Landing Zone.

The content of our program sessions feature inquiry-based and hands-on learning and are designed with students at a 1st-6th grade level in mind. Due to the nature of our program sessions, we request that parents remain with their children at all times. Non-member adults must pay regular park admission fees, which can be purchased at the Visitor Center on the day of the event.

Sylvan Heights members receive a 50% discount on Homeschool Day programs! Enter the code SHBPMEMBER when selecting your tickets to apply the discount. (Please note that this discount is for Sylvan Heights members only. NC Zoo and NC Aquarium members recieve free admission to Sylvan Heights Bird Park, but do not qualify for program fee discounts).



Session Schedule

10:30 AM- 11:30 AM: Session #1- Owl Pellet Dissection Lab

Get the inside scoop on owls in our Owl Pellet Dissection lab! Learn about owl biology, behavior, and dissect an owl pellet! Students will record and analyze their lab data in a take home data journal.


12:00 PM- 1:00 PM: Session #2- Junior Ornithologist

Scientists that study birds, called ornithologists, conduct research and collect data on birds. Investigate how scientists study bird behavior and collect data on wild birds. Students will learn about citizen science opportunities and create a craft to take home.


1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Session #3- Eggstraordinary Science!

Discover the secrets behind the shell as we explore eggs, incubations, nest, and the role captive breeding at Sylvan Heights plays in conservation.