Homeschool Science Enrichment Program

Please note that Fall 2017 Registration is closed. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Ruth Mead (see below).

The Phinizy Center homeschool program has been developed with your family’s needs in mind! Our educators have designed a unique program for children and youth who are in kindergarten through 12th grade. All field trip subject matter will be age and developmentally appropriate, and students will be grouped by age.

The program consists of two separate semesters with five sessions each. Each session will be held on a Monday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The cost is $40.00 for the five week semester. Due to space limitations we can’t guarantee a place for your child until your payment has been received. Payment may be made by cash, check or credit card. Register early as each group will be filled on a first come first served basis.

We also invite you to bring a picnic lunch and join others at the picnic pavilion for lunch following sessions.

Do your homeschool children have younger siblings?
We now have a session just for them!

We now have a session designed just for younger siblings. The cost is just $20 per semester! This session will keep your 2 to 4 year olds engaged while their older siblings participate in our regular programs. You can register them online by adding to the cart. After you register the older sibling, press add to the cart and the younger age group will show up as a selection.

Homeschool Curriculum Subject Overview

Spring 2018 – Botanical Spring

In spring we grow into plants with a look at the botanical world. We start with a session on different plant groupings and structures then dive into system functions, adaptions, reproduction, seed dispersal and more. The ever changing succession of our forest will be covered as well as the human impact: urban canopy, invasives and gardening. Come join our Green Spring!

Download brochure here.

If you have questions or to find out if there are any spaces available, please contact Ruth Mead at 706-396-1411 or email

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Register for Spring 2018 Semester online below.

Homeschool Schedule

Fall Semester
August 2017 – May 2018

Spring Semester
January – May 2018
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

2nd Monday Group
Meets the 2nd Monday of Each Month

3rd Monday Group
Meets the 3rd Monday of Each Month

(Please choose your preferred group at the time of registration. Group numbers are limited.)

Fall Semester Topics

August: Functions and Values of Aquatic Ecosystems
September: Wetlands
October: Streams
November: Habitat Quality
December: Biodiversity

Spring Semester Topics

January: Plant Types and Structures
February: Plant System Functions and Adaptations
March: Reproduction, Seed Dispersal and Genetics
April: A Changing Forest
May: The Human Impact