Outschool helps parents find and book great learning experiences outside of regular school. Julie Schiffman recommended to us as part of her roundup on homeschooling resources. They also offer afterschool and weekend programs.
Here’s a selection of their activities coming up in March. You can find more on their listings page where you can filter by location, age, theme and day.
Wind-Tunnel Flight and Physics Workshop
Wed. Mar 9, 9:30am
iFLY is an indoor skydiving experience that creates true free fall conditions, just like skydiving, without having to jump out of an airplane. iFLY’s 1000 hp vertical wind tunnel generates a wall-to-wall cushion of air, on which you safely float. An iFLY wind tunnel is a marvel of math, science and engineering that connects classroom learning to the real world. Students will conduct experiments, receive flight and safety training, fly in the wind tunnel, and learn all about the STEM concepts involved in their flight. No experience necessary!
WildCare Center Tour and Natural History Class
Tue. Mar 8, 10:30am
WildCare is a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation and environmental education center whose wildlife hospital takes in nearly 4,000 orphaned or injured animals every year. Learn about the center's mission, along with success stories of wildlife they have rescued and released back into the wild.
Mission Mural Walk and Art Workshop with Precita Eyes
Wed. Mar 23, 10:30am
Join us for a class on the history of muralism, a mural viewing walk with a professional muralist and a hands-on workshop exploring the creative process behind creating murals.
STEM to STERN: Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics Aboard the USS Hornet
Mon. Mar 14, 10am
In the STEM to Stern Program, students will explore how chemistry, physics, and mathematics apply to the operational functions of a World War II aircraft carrier as well as learning about the history of the vessel and its role in world events.
All About Puberty: A Sex Ed Intro for kids ages 9-12ish
Fri. Mar 18, 11am
Our All About Puberty program for tweens focuses on clarifying the facts around sexual development & reproduction, and normalizing the puberty experience. We deliver blunt, science-based, and age-appropriate information that helps tweens understand what puberty is, what sexual maturity is, and how a harm-reduction approach keeps them safe.
A Taste of Latin Language
Mon. Mar 7, 2pm
As the author of the Matin Latin series of texts for young students Mrs. Craig uses pictures to teach vocabulary and shows the value of learning those Latin roots to understand English words. We’ll also explore some early Roman family life and culture in this 4-week introduction to Latin.
Amazing Brain Life Science Workshop at the Lawrence Hall of Science
Thu. Mar 17, 11:10am
Join us for a field trip to the Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley’s public science center. Our visit will include a life science workshop investigating the structure and function of the brain.
Pinhole Camera Workshop
Sat. Mar 19, 10am
Learn about the art and science of photography by learning how cameras work and applying that knowledge by building your own pinhole camera! Please note that this is an online course and each student will need to purchase their activity materials (about $10) prior to the class (we will provide the list of materials after registration).