The Hamilton County SWCD has partnered with the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County to provide a free homeschool program series. These workshops are specifically designed for homeschool families. Programs allow participants to get hands-on while learning about soil and water. Please check with the hosting library to register for each program.
September 13th, 2018 10:30-11:30a
Ohio Fossils Rock
We’ll talk about fossils and what makes our area so unique, including the geology and the types of fossils found here. We will discuss extinction and ancient organism’s connections to things living today! Participants will use a dichotomous key to identify fossils as well as participate in a probability activity to determine the chance that an organism becomes a fossil. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
November 15th, 2018 10:30-11:30a
Bird Beak Buffet
Not all beaks are the same, which means not every bird has the same diet! In this adaptation activity participants will use different "beaks" to try and pick up a variety of food to see what sticks. Participants will learn what an adaptation is and how important and unique they are to the animals that have them. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
March 15th, 2018 10:30-11:30a
This interactive activity explores the economic decisions that countries and their citizens must make based on their resources. Participants are individually given various amounts of money to shop in the Global Market, where they must make tough decisions in categories of food, water, health care, heat, education and luxury items. Social Studies, Environmental Science, Reasoning, and Math skills are utilized. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
January 11th, 2018 10:30-11:30a
Really Big Watershed Game
Become a water drop rolling along a river in this life sized game! Participants can choose to be a part of the Great Miami River, Little Miami River, or Mill Creek in their journey to meet at the Ohio River. Classmates will play the role of non point source pollutants or roll our really big die to determine the fate of the water. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
March 9, 2017 10:30-11:30
Participants use a cookie and "mine" chocolate chips to represent natural resources, making and losing money based on the amount of resources recovered and the amount of land destroyed. The participants will learn the value of natural resources and explore the concept of renewable resources. **Please note: Food will be distributed that may cause allergic reactions in some participants.
Recommended for ages 8 and up.
September 14th 10:30-11:30
Be Water Wise
For many people around the world, using clean water isn't as easy as turning on a tap! While looking at images of water scarcity worldwide, participants will learn about drinking water resources in the United States and around the world. Afterwards participants will attempt to create their own filter with supplied materials and test its effectiveness. Thanks to Procter & Gamble, for their generous gift of the P&G water filtration packets. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
November 9th 1:00-2:00
This interactive activity explores the economic decisions that countries and their citizens must make based on their resources. Participants are individually given various amounts of money to shop in the Global Market, where they must make tough decisions in categories of food, water, health care, heat, education and luxury items. The class will examine the variety of decisions made and compare their monetary levels and choices to the countries they most closely represent while discussing societal and environmental impacts. Social Studies, Environmental Science, Reasoning, and Math skills are utilized. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
The recommended age for each program is just a recommendation. Younger participants are always welcome, but may need assistance from other participants or an adult.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Sara Fehring by phone (513-772-7645) or email.