Nature-based Homeschool Programs for Students Ages 7-12

We offer immersive sensory environmental education experiences that are hands-on, feet-wet, and encourage outdoor exploration using scientific tools on the ELC’s lagoon island campus. All ELC education programs are STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) oriented and integrate Sunshine State Standards. Our programs are led by experienced environmental education professionals with a passion for outdoor and experiential learning.

Lagoon Academy Home School Program

Each month we explore different aspects of the ELC’s island lagoon camp through environmental education programming that incorporates hands-on, science-based activities to make learning fun! 

Lagoon Academy features one-month programs which include 4 sessions that focus on a specific topic.

Classes are Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.**

Maximum of 15 students per program

** Things to Bring: Sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle, snacks, and rain jacket. Please remember that the class will take place outdoors, so prepare your child(ren) for the weather conditions of the day.

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We offer a menu of programs that can be adapted to different grade levels and interests.  We will work along with your group to build an experience that fits your needs.

Contact us for more information or to book your group program today!


  1. Take the classroom outside! Outdoor learning produces higher grades in all disciplines, better health, improved overall behavior and decreased stress levels

  2. STEM education equips children with the knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information

  3. Hands-on learning allows children to take the concepts they’ve learned in the classroom and actively apply them to real life scenarios for improved understanding

  4. The future is STEM. The number of STEM-related jobs continues to drastically increase, and access to quality STEM education is necessary to spark our youth’s interests in pursuing these career path

  5. It’s FUN! Even your most indifferent student will be focused and engaged in our programs as we dive deep into the Indian River Lagoon, North America’s most bio-diverse estuary!

Sunshine State Standards covered during ELC Field trips:

Science (e.g.: Earth Science, Life Science, Nature of Science)

English Language Arts (e.g.: Speaking and Listening)

Mathematics (e.g.: Measurement and Data)

CTE – Engineering and Technology Education (e.g.: Engineering Technology)