October-May School Year

When? 2022-23 School Year Options:
Tuesdays (7-9 year olds) and Wednesdays (10-12 year olds) 10am-1pm. 
Fall Quarter 2022: October 4 - November 16

Winter Quarter 2023: January 17- March 1
Spring Quarter 2023: April 4 - May 17

Where? Parks and Public Lands in Bend, Oregon. Differing locations depending on activity. Registered families will receive all the upcoming quarter's locations via email in the weeks before the quarter.

Who? Families in search of alternative learning supplements for the school year. We welcome kids to these programs whether you're homeschooling, unschooling, charter schooling or otherwise.
This course is designed to be a small, multi-age group. 2022-2023 Homeschool will be age groups 7-9 and 10-12.

How much? $275 per quarter, 7 classes included in each quarter.


When we meet, we'll begin with a group game, group question, or community activity to start us off all on the same page for our time together. Options include Fox Tail Tag, Sneaking games, Sit spots, Nature Museum, or group nature mystery.

We'll then move into our topic or main activity for the day. All days will be immersive, interactive, hands-on, inquiry-based, and hold the goal of nature connection. Some daily topics are: stealth and natural camouflage, wildlife tracking and trailing, wild edibles and plant explorations, archery and atlatls, animal adaptations exploration, fire making, shelter building, birds and bird language, making potions and medicines with plants, fiber arts and plant dyes, carving/knife safety, and more!

We'll make a goal to close with a Story of the Day, where folks can share highlights or learned facts from the day.


Options for the 2022-23 School Year! Contact us at info@nighthawknaturalistschool.com with any inquiries, subsidy options, Veteran or Tribal member discount, and late-start enrollment.