Maine Home Education Week Resolution from the Maine State Legislature!
This trip is made possible by our Maine Home Education Week Sponsors and Partners. Please be sure to thank them!
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In recognition of the value and importance of home education, Maine Governors have traditionally designated one week each spring as Maine Home Education Week. Since 1987, Maine homeschoolers have gathered during this special week in a variety of ways to celebrate and thank God for the freedoms we enjoy.
While there may be no homeschool proclamations issued by the current Governor, 2022 will be no exception to our coming together! During the week of May 1st - 7th, 2022, homeschoolers will celebrate the 35th Annual Maine Home Education Week! To mark the occasion, homeschoolers will gather at The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens for the "Sense of Wonder Trail Walk."
Please join us in Boothbay as we follow in Rachel Carson’s footsteps by exploring the Maine Woods. Students will be introduced to author, biologist, and conservationist Rachel Carson as they explore the web of life in our forest ecosystem.
Dates: May 3, 2022 (All time slots full)
May 5, 2022 (All time slots full)
May 6, 2022 (All time slots full)
register to be added to a wait list, pending any cancellations!
Time: 10:00am, 12:00pm, or 2:00pm (maximum 25 guests per timeslot)
Location: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, 132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Boothbay, ME
Ages: Recommended grade range is K - 8
Cost: $2.00 per person (including adults). Please use the mail-in or online registration form below.
Introduction: This activity is designed to introduce students to Rachel Carson’s influence and awaken or perpetuate a sense of wonder about nature. The activity involves walking the Maine Woods or Cedar Ledge trail, stopping several times for observation and discovery, followed by questions to help students share their experience of nature. The role of the guide is to expose students to several pieces of the web of life in nature. The role of the teachers and the chaperones is to participate with the children while they explore and discover. This activity is intended to be a joyful, wondrous observation of nature.
Please Note: This activity involves walking on a trail. Sneakers or boots are required. Chaperones and students must be able to hike for at least 45 minutes. Before the activity: When your group arrives at the Gardens, you will go to your designated home base to receive admission stickers, drop off backpacks, use the restrooms, and meet your Gardens Guide who will introduce you to the tour.
Things to know:
* You'll learn more about Maine Home Education Week when you attend an Annual HOME Conference!
* Event Refund Policy - Registration fees may be refunded up to the registration deadline for this event. No refunds will be made after the registration deadline. In the event that you must cancel, please consider making your fee a donation to HOME rather than requesting a refund! If an event must be canceled or rescheduled for any reason, HOME will notify participants. Refunds will then be considered on a case by case basis, depending on whether or not the event is rescheduled.
MORE HOME EDUCATION WEEK ACTIVITIES
Celebrate Maine Home Education Week every year in your own community, too. Find ways to celebrate and be visible throughout the designated week. The following is just a sampling of activities that could be planned especially for Home Education Week within individual support groups and families:
No matter how you choose to celebrate during Maine Home Education Week, please take time to give thanks and glory to God for the very precious freedoms we have to teach our children at home. Without continued prayer, vigilance and a strong homeschool presence within each Maine community, our blessings of freedom could be easily taken away. Take pride in what you do and enjoy your well-deserved week of recognition!
View the most recent Home Education Week Proclamation issued by Governor LePage!
** If you would like information on helping to sponsor this or other HOME Events, please contact Angela Hurd at firstname.lastname@example.org.