Nature Academy | Rocket City Mom


Nature Academy offers hands-on backyard science lessons to enrich STEM learning for K-8 students. Classes are new and improved each year, and enrollment is open to all students in home schools, public schools, and private schools in the area.

Individual lesson: $15 per lesson
Individual lesson: $20 per lesson

For more details, updates and registration, please visit the HBG website.

October: Plants and Migration

Did you know that plant growth can determine when an animal will migrate? In this lesson, students will learn about the role of plants in migration. Many animals and insects migrate, and a good example is the monarch butterfly. Through hands-on activities, we will learn about the process of tagging monarchs to track their annual migration.

Tuesday, October 11, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thursday, October 13, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday October 15, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

November: Stuffed with Herbs

Herbs play an important role in how we season our food, what we drink, and even in our medications. This month, students will learn about various herbs that can be used in cooking. We will prepare a simple dish together and the students will even harvest herbs so that they can recreate the dish at home too!

Tuesday, November 8, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thursday, November 10, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday November 19, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

December: Trees: deciduous and evergreen

Winter is a wonderful time to explore the Garden from many unique perspectives…like looking at the vital and amazing world of trees! Why do some trees have no leaves while others are green all year round? Why do the leaves have a different shape? Let’s explore these winter trees together! Each student will make an evergreen sensory packet to take home.

Tuesday, December 6, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thursday, December 8, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday December 10, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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Richard V. Johnson