The Hamilton County SWCD has partnered with the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County to provide a free homeschool program series. These workshops are specifically designed for homeschool families. Programs allow participants to get hands-on while learning about soil and water. Please check with the hosting library to register for each program.
September 16th, 2019 10:30-11:30a
Green Township Library
Our Movin' Groovin' Earth
Let’s talk about what makes our Earth so dynamic! Whether it is the grooves that remain from a glacier, the “settling” of deposition, the fizzing of Chemical Weathering or the moving of soil, our Earth is always changing. In this activity five hands-on science stations will explore weathering, erosion and deposition! Recommended for ages 8 and up.
November 21st, 2019 10:30-11:30
All Soils are Not Created Equal and Edible Soils
The properties of the various particle sizes of soil can be difficult to grasp - that’s why we get hands-on! Students will learn what six major components are needed to make soil and why it takes over 100 years to make an inch of topsoil. Students will also be given a brief introduction to sand, silt and clay before having an experience using senses of touch, sight and smell to explore the differences in each. ** Please note: Food will be distributed that may cause allergic reactions in some participants. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
January 17th, 2019
Reading Library-Be Water Wise
March 21st, 2019
Symmes Library- Cookie Mining
November 1st, 2018
Harrison Library-Bird Beak Buffet
September 13th, 2018
Symmes Library - Ohio Fossils Rock
March 15, 2018
Reading Library - Global Market
January 11, 2018
Symmes Library - Really Big Watershed Game
November 9, 2017
Norwood Library - Global Market
September 14, 2017
Symmes Library - Be Water Wise
March 9, 2017
Greenhills Library - Cookie Mining
The recommended age for each program is just a recommendation. Younger participants are always welcome, but may need assistance from other participants or an adult.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Sara Fehring by phone (513-772-7645) or email.