Insects that live in the soil and aid in soil decomposition, in addition to composting and soil identification will be the focus of Homeschool Day, being held on Wednesday, May 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Hershey Gardens, 170 Hotel Road, Hershey, Pa.
Suitable for children in kindergarten through 6th grade, Homeschool Day is open to homeschoolers and their families, and to families whose children are learning virtually from home. Titled “Of the Earth,” the May 26 event will feature various insects that live in the soil, such as cockroaches and earthworms, and the role they play in soil decomposition. Families will also learn about composting and recycling. Activities include cockroach painting, story time, a soil experiment and games and crafts that illustrate the value of recycling.
Homeschool Day is $8 per student ages 3 and up and $9 per adult. Children ages 2 and under are free and do not need a ticket. The Butterfly Atrium is included in admission.
To register/purchase tickets, please visit HersheyGardens.org and click on the “Events” tab. Registration closes at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 24.
Families are encouraged to arrive by 10:30 a.m. A packet of materials will be provided upon entry; staff will be available to answer questions. Masks are required inside all buildings and outdoors when social distancing is not possible. The event will be held rain or shine; picnic tables are available for packed lunches.