Homeschool Day in Piedmont Park

Once a month, the Conservancy will host a themed “Homeschool Day” where homeschool students, distance learning students, and any other interested students grades K-5 can come to Piedmont Park for a field trip. The programs are interactive, STEAM-based activities that get kids excited about learning. 

Dates and Program Offerings

September 23rd: Apple Adventures (K-5 Grade)

Kick autumn off with a day full of apple adventures! Learn about the life cycles and anatomy of an apple as we celebrate harvest season in Georgia. Students will put their engineering skills to the test with a fun STEM challenge and will dissect and label their own apples.

10:00am– Check in begins for program

October 19th: Candy Contraptions Challenge STEM Build (K-5 Grade)

Trick or treat! Students will learn about Rube Goldberg and his mechanical creations in this sweet STEM build. Using this inspiration, students will design and construct a candy contraption to deliver a piece of candy to someone standing at least six feet away.

10:00am– Check in begins for program

November 16th: Foliage Forensics (K-5 Grade)

Uncover the science behind fall colors! Students hike through the fall foliage in the Park to learn the basics of tree identification. We’ll also explore leaf anatomy through leaf rubbings and experiment with pigments!

10:00am– Check in begins for program

December 14th: Polar Bear Party! (K-5 Grade)

Let’s spend a day learning about one of the arctic’s greatest wonders–the polar bear! Students will learn about their habitat and the impact of climate change on these magnificent creatures. We will play games to explore the basic needs and adaptations of polar bears, and will participate in a STEM challenge to build a den.

10:00am– Check in begins for program

Additional Information

Masks required indoors at all times regardless of vaccination status.

Program cost is $10 per student. Payment is due at check-in. Card payment preferred, cash or check accepted as alternative. Card payment accepted with 3% transaction fee. 

Picnic areas in the Park are available on a first-come first serve basis; bring sack lunches to enjoy before or after your program! 

Helpful Information

Homeschool Day Contact

Maya Kowalski, Manager of School and Camp Programs
mkowalski@piedmontpark.org
404.5968292 phone

Program Address

Piedmont Park Conservancy Community Center
1071 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309