Other > Extracurricular Activities
Consider these opportunities in your community for extracurricular activities and/or educational experiences.
Central Florida Zoo: Education Adventures
Visit the Central Florida Zoo for wildlife and conservation education. Check out Homeschool ZOOventure classes to learn about taxonomy, extreme mammals, conservation, and more.
City of Orlando Recreation Centers
Visit one of Orlando's 102 parks or enroll in a cultural arts program to learn about nature, create pottery, paint a portrait, or make a puppet. Sports programs and summer camps are also available.
Florida Museum of Natural History: Education
Take a day trip to the Florida Museum of Natural History. Visit the self-guided discovery stations in the Discovery Lab, the wildflower and butterfly garden, or the Museum's internationally acclaimed fossil collections. Day Camps and Playful Escapes are available for younger students.
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Leu Gardens: Education
Get back to nature at Leu Gardens. Register today for a guided tour, horticulture class, or arts and crafts classes.
Orange County Regional History Center
Enrich your history curriculum with Home School Days at the History Center. Students ages 5-11 can participate in guided exploration of the museum galleries as well as interactive, hands-on activities.
Orlando Museum of Art: Education - Family & Youth
Broaden your horizons with art education at the Orlando Museum of Art. Programs and opportunities are available for children of all ages.
Orlando Science Center: Education
The Orlando Science Center offers a variety of educational and entertaining programs to help students discover the magic of learning. Homeschool Adventure Courses are available for students and their parents.
Other > Organizations
You may consider joining a club or community organization which will provide opportunities for your child to interact with youth of their own age.
Boy Scouts of America
Joining Boy Scouts will help your student with character development and learning responsibility. It is also a great way to make new friendships and become involved in the community. Learn more about the organization and find a local troop through their Web site.
Girl Scouts of the USA
This organization dedicated to girls could assist your student in creating new friendships while also teaching them leadership skills, strong values, how to become involved in the community, and more. Learn more about Girl Scouts and find a local Girl Scout council near you through their Web site.
Help your student gain strong values, develop character, and become part of the community with the YMCA. Learn more about the programs they offer such as camping, swimming, family nights, sports, and more.
Other > Support
Support groups can supply you with information regarding legal issues and the implementation of a homeschool program. Here are a few groups that we suggest looking into:
Florida Parent-Educator Association
This association of Florida homeschool families provides help and information to others considering homeschool. Find out about support groups, upcoming events, and homeschool conventions.
Orange County Public Schools: School Choice - Contact Us
Don't forget your Orange County Public School home education liaison. School Choice is dedicated to assisting you with your home education needs and fulfilling the requirements of a home education program.
Yahoo! Chat Groups: Florida Homeschools
There are also several individual homeschool chat groups which you can join. These chat groups are resources for group field trips and to share ideas with other homeschool parents.