Explore LEARN517, a Homeschool Partnership Program

Experience dynamic learning environments through LEARN517, a homeschool partnership program that explores a monthly theme through the disciplines of art, nature, science, and history. Each program partner hosts a Thursday homeschool session from 1:30-3 p.m. based on the following calendar:

  •  1st week of each month – REACH Studio Art Center

  • 2nd week of each month – Woldumar Nature Center

  • 3rd week of each month – Impression 5 Science Center

  • 4th week of each month – Michigan History Center

2017-2018 Monthly themes:

  • October:  Water

  • November:  Symmetry & Balance

  • December:  Space & Sky

  • January:  Materials

  • February:  In the Forest

  • March:  Insects & Bugs

  • April:  Color


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REACH (Week 1)

Discover new art techniques and explore elements and principles of art through structured lessons or Open Art Labs.

Structured Art Lesson Cost: $12 per student (additional students from same family, same month $2 discount)

Open Art Lesson Cost: $8 per participant per session

Pre-register for lessons (ages 8-15). Walk-in register for Art Lab (all ages). Learn more at reachstudioart.org/learn-517.


Woldumar (Week 2)

Explore the great outdoors and learn more about the natural science in your own backyard as you hike our trails, view demonstrations, play games, and perform experiments.

Cost: $5.00 per student or $4.00 per student if multiple children in family

Pre-register or walk-in. Learn more at woldumar.org.


Impression 5 Science Center (Week 3)

Come explore the world of science with open-ended activities that will build scientific vocabulary, promote hands-on exploration, and more! Scroll down for full descriptions of our upcoming classes!

Children 2 & up: $7 Members/$13 Not-Yet Members

Adults: Free for Members/$6 Not-Yet Members

Walk-in registration only, no pre-registration required! Please arrive promptly at start time for full lesson!


Michigan History Center (Week 4)

Come in and experience Michigan’s rich past through four floors of exhibit space. Learn history through activities, demonstrations and discussions with History Center staff.

Cost: $5.00 per student and $4 per adult

Walk-in registration only. Learn more at www.michigan.gov/teachingmihistory.



Here's What's Coming Up at Your Science Center!



Discover this month's theme of Colors as we explore the hidden colors in light!  Explore how absorption and reflection determine what colors you see, and how you can create “rainbows” indoors using refraction through a prism.  We will design and build kaleidoscopes to learn about reflections from light.