Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Homeschoolers and their parents can participate in three new Homeschool Days programs being offered on the third Thursdays in April, May, and June at the Morris County Park Commission’s Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township.

The first session on Thursday, April 21 is “Spring Farming,” where the students will learn about and plant seeds and crops.

The following month, on Thursday, May 19, the students will learn about communication while discovering how the Fosters and farm residents communicated long ago.

Then on Thursday, June 16 the session “Taking Care of Animals” will give the students the opportunity to help care for some of the farm’s resident animals.

Each of the home-school classes will be presented from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the designated dates. The cost is $6 per student.

Through hands-on experiences at Fosterfields, students of various ages and their parents can experience learning in a non-classroom setting. The program series is also designed to meet many of the state’s core curriculum content standards.

For more information or to pre-register, call the Historic Sites School and Youth Coordinator’s office at 973-631-5343.