Classes for Your Homeschool

... and Other Educational Experiences

HOME recognizes that families value educational experiences that come from knowledgeable professionals. With that in mind, we will be partnering with organizations to offer you both online

and in-person classes that will help you to meet some of the course content required by Maine's homeschool statute. 


Coming up next...

Project Puffin Visitor's Center

Dangerous and Interesting Lives of Seabirds

There are many threats to the life of a seabird, and in puffling’s Journey, students help puffin chicks negotiate an ocean filled with hazards. After responding to this ever-changing environment, students take ownership of the mock ocean environment and speak out as active stakeholders, devising ways to improve the puffin’s survival. Data is collected throughout, and results are compared to real survival data from Maine seabird islands.


We hope you'll join us!

Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2022 (full)

Time: 10:00 - 11:00am

Cost: $7.50 per student

Location: Project Puffin Visitor Center, 311 Main St., Rockland 

Recommended Age Range: All ages!

Registration Deadline: November 30, 2022 

Accompanying Unit Study: Maine Seabirds: Past and Present


Portland Museum of Art

Animal Stories

Designed for our youngest learners, ages 3-5 years, this tour introduces children to the museum. Utilizing children’s books such as Calico Jungle by Maine artist Dahlov Ipcar, we use literacy and movement to observe, describe, and compare and contrast three animalthemed artworks. Please note this tour is limited to 24 students per visit.


We hope you'll join us!

Date: Friday, December 16, 2022 

Time: 10:00 - 10:45am

Cost: Free

Location: Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq., Portland

Recommended Age Range: Ages 3 - 5 (maximum number 24)

Registration Deadline: December 1, 2022 


Picturing Maine

Maine has long been a place that attracts artists. In this tour, students learn about the rich legacy of art in Maine and the many artists from the past and present who have found inspiration here. View artworks inspired by Maine’s landscapes and seascapes, and explore Maine’s identity in terms of art and culture. If you are studying the life and work of a specific artist or region, let us know and we can design a custom tour to meet your needs


Date: Friday, December 16, 2022 

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm (full)

Cost: Free

Location: Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq., Portland

Recommended Age Range:  1st through 8th grade (maximum number 45)

Registration Deadline: December 1, 2022 

Accompanying unit study: Fine Arts


PMA Tour Guidelines
Please download, print, and review with your children the following guidelines for your trip to the Portland Museum of Art.
PMA Tour Guidelines 2022 (1).pdf
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Geology Classes and The Maine Mineral and Gem Museum

Geology Classes for Homeschoolers

Cornerstone is partnering with HOME to offer one-week, short courses on geology from a young-Earth creation perspective. Each class includes a daily, hour-long live-stream of teaching and question time with a real, Ph.D.-trained paleontologist! These classes are being offered at a discounted price for HOME families. Instead of $40 per class, your family will pay just $21.50 for each class you choose to participate in. At the end of the classes, register to join us at the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum in Bethel for a guided tour!


CLASS OFFERINGS: Sign up for one or all!


Mineral Mayhem

Discover the fun and wonder of minerals with creation geologist Dr. Marcus Ross. Learn all about Earth's raw materials, including mineral formation, chemical makeup, mineral groups, properties, testing, uses, and tons of great facts! This 5-session course will feature a daily live lesson, hands-on activities, and plenty of time for questions! Make the most of this course by purchasing the Deluxe Mineral Kit and Geology Test Kit from Cornerstone Educational Supply to follow along with the activities.

Dates: M-F, January 16 - 20, 2023

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Cost: $21.50 per family

Location: Zoom

Recommended Age Range: All ages!


Fabulous Fossils

This class is ALL about fossils! How do they form, where are they found, and what types of creatures are common fossils? How do fossils fit within the history of Creation, the Flood, and through to the present? Join creation paleontologist Dr. Marcus Ross as he leads this five-session course with daily live lessons, hands-on activities, and plenty of time for questions! Make the most of this course by purchasing the Deluxe Fossil Kit and 10X Hand Lens from Cornerstone Educational Supply to follow along with the activities.


Dates: M-F, February 20 - 24, 2023

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Cost: $21.50 per family

Location: Zoom

Recommended Age Range: All ages!


The Geology of Minecraft

Love Minecraft, or know someone who does? Join creation geologist Dr. Marcus Ross in a five-session course that will open your eyes to the REAL world of mining that's behind one of the most popular games in the world…Minecraft! Learn all about geology as Dr. Ross helps you explore twenty (20) different samples from the MyCraft Geology Kit and Geology Test Kit from Cornerstone Educational Supply.


Dates: M-F, March 20 - 24, 2023

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Cost: $21.50 per family

Location: Zoom

Recommended Age Range: All ages!

Accompanying HOME Unit Study: Rocks, Minerals, & Gems


Registration Information

Pre-registration is required. Please pre-register for each class two weeks prior to the scheduled class. There is a maximum of 40 families for each class. Please register by March 16 for the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum. You can register for the classes and the field trip by completing either the online or mail-in Event Registration Form below. 


Owls Head Transportation Museum

Changes in Transportation

Take a trip through both the aviation and automotive worlds and explore the science and history of the shift from animal power to mechanical power.


Discover the challenges that inventors and innovators needed to solve to make cars and airplanes safe and reliable. Design, build, and test your own vehicles and inventions.


We hope you will join us!  

Date: Monday, January 30, 2023 (30 student maximum) 

           Monday, February 6, 2023 (30 student maximum)

Time: 10:00 am - 12 pm

Cost: Free admission

Location: Owls Head Transportation Museum, 117 Museum St., Owls Head 

Recommended Age Range: Grades K-5

Registration Deadline: January 23, 2023

Accompanying unit study: Travel and Adventure Collection

Enhance your trip with a further study of travel using HOME's Travel and Adventure Collection which includes the following units: Boats and Boatbuilding, Trains, Covered Bridges, Space Travel, and Tour the World in Maine.



Event Registration Form
Please complete this form and return it to HOME, P.O. Box 159, Camden, ME 04843
Master Registration Form.pdf
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* HOME Event Refund Policy - Registration fees may be refunded up to the registration deadline for any HOME field trip. 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.



** Participants in all HOME events and activities are required to follow the current COVID guidelines set forth by individual venue hosts. Following CDC guidelines is also recommended.


For More Field Trip Ideas...

Maine offers endless opportunities for field trips. Be sure to join the HOME Field Trip Forum on Facebook as a resource for ideas, news and updates on what's happening around our state. 


** HOME does not take any responsibility for views expressed during scheduled activities. Please use your own discretion.