APRIL 2023

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Alpaca 101*

Scientifically wired? This is the field trip for your group! We get into the dirty side of ranching with this experience. This unique field trip will learn how “llama beans” (feces) are prepared and studied under a microscope in order to diagnose certain health conditions. Watch as we take samples from the field and show you the steps of processing. Look in the microscope with us and help us identify different parasites.  We will also discuss how composting is a renewable source for farming. Anyone who wishes to take home “alpaca tea” samples for houseplants is welcome to do so. Student are not asked to touch or handle any samples during this  presentation.


C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa*

We will spend a day of exploration learning about Native American sports and hunting through prehistoric games and hunting techniques with chunky and spear throwing with atlatls. A scavenger hunt, tour of the village site, a trip to the hands-on archaeology lab, and a painting craft.


Memphis Riverboat Tour*

We are going cruising and will learn a bit of history along the way from a Riverlorian. The cruise takes us on a seven to 10 mile round trip tour staying in the Downtown Memphis Riverfront area. It will start at the south towards Presidents Island, turning north traveling near the Wolf River tributary and then set final heading south returning to dock.


Metal Museum*

We are headed to the Metal Museum for a guided tour of the museum, bladesmithing demonstration and use a stylus tool for hands-on creativity with copper to make your own low relief, 2-D drawings to create patterns and textures on metal. You will be able to take your creation home. You may do the tour, demonstration and hands-on activity or just the tour and demonstration.



Heading to SoundWaves is like going to an awesome beach party, except it is indoors. Homeschool Roster is heading to SoundWaves, the four-acre indoor water experience at the Gaylord. It touts “This is not a waterpark. This is a classroom with a splash”! That totally works for me. This will be an enjoyable day for all ages on attractions that include the Quarter Note Cove, Groovin’ Lagoon Activity Pool, Crowd Surfer and more. During the field trip, we will only have access to the indoor attractions at SoundWaves.


Spring Fun on the Farm at Falcon Ridge**

Going to Falcon Ridge Farm is a Homeschool Roster favorite. The same fun we have in the fall on the farm will be had this spring, so make plans to go with us. The field trip includes a hayride, a romp in our country playground and a chance to meet resident farm animals. Visitors will “enjoy a hayride out to the Easter Egg Field, where the children will hunt and find prize-filled Easter Eggs. Get photos made with the Easter Bunny. Visit our furry and feathery friends and so much more – enjoy spring on the farm!”


To Kill a Mockingbird*

It’s 1935, and racial tensions are high in Maycomb, Alabama. Nonetheless, young Jean Louise Finch — or Scout, as she is fondly called — manages to live a rather carefree, privileged existence, insulated from issues of race. All that changes when Scout watches her father, Atticus Finch, defend an innocent man, Tom Robinson, against a potential death sentence, which looms threateningly against him because of prejudice due to race. Scout begins to realize that just because society portrays something as being true doesn’t mean that it actually is fact. With the the help of Atticus, and her older brother Jem, Scout learns that “growing up” often means doing what is right, even when it comes at great cost.


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