Home School Days

Home School Day

Fall Date: Wednesday, October 10

Due to construction occurring in and around the Valley Forge National Historical Park Visitor Center area, Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site will host the annual Fall Home School Day.

Home school students are invited to join us for our program, The Land and Its Resources: Then and Now. Using a combination of quality education practices and standards, students will learn how the community of Hopewell Furnace relied on the surrounding area’s natural resources. In addition, students will have an opportunity to explore and discover modern uses of the surrounding area’s natural resources. Participants will be broken up into specific groups based on age. For the duration of the event, we ask there be at least one (1) parent or guardian per seven (7) children.

Please plan to check in at the Visitor Center at least fifteen minutes prior to your session. We recommend wearing sturdy shoes and preparing for variable weather conditions. Due to limited parking we highly encourage carpooling.

This program is designed for Home School Students only. To prevent overcrowding on the day of the event, we ask that charter, virtual, and/or traditional schools register for other ranger-led education programs at Valley Forge or Hopewell Furnace during the academic year.

Program schedules are as follows:
-Sign-in for the first session begins at 9:30 a.m.
+first session programs start 10:00 a.m.
+first session concludes at 12:00 p.m.

-Sign-in for the second session begins at 1:00 p.m.
+second session starts at 1:30 p.m.
+second session concludes at 3:30 pm.

Maximum number of students per session is 75. Registration is offered on a first come, first serve basis.

Below are the offerings for the fall 2018 Home School Day.

Curriculum Sessions

  • 3-5 years: Natives and Invasives- Valley Forge National Historical Park
  • 6-8 years: Web of Life Natural Lands' Crow's Nest Preserve
  • 9-11 years: Macroinvertebrates Green Valleys Watershed Association
  • 12-15 years: Capital Resources Pottsgrove Manor

Break Out Sessions
  • 18th Century Woodworking - Valley Forge National Historical Park
  • From Farm to Quilt Hopewell Quilters and Berks County Parks
  • Fueling AmericaWarwick County Park and Hopewell Colliers
  • Molding Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
  • Apple Picking Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
  • Be an Archeologist- Valley Forge National Historical Park

We have reached capacity and registration is now closed. Thank you to all who have registered. Confirmation emails will be sent out soon.

If you have any questions, please email Beth Dhunjisha.
The Casting House at Hopewell Furnace
The Cast House at Hopewell Furnace

NPS/Bethany Dhunjisha


Last updated: September 21, 2018

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