Homeschool Courses

2015-2016 Life & Environmental Science Courses


We are happy to announce the Museum Science Education & Enrichment (MSEE) program for 2015-2016. Now entering its eleventh year, MSEE is based on a three-year content cycle. The first year focuses on Earth & Space Science, the second on Life & Environmental Science, the third on Physical Science (Physics). We’ve come full-circle three times and we’re back to Life & Environmental Science this year.

Life & Environmental Science classes combine group discussions and classroom activities with extensive use of the Museum’s exhibitions and aquarium, along with mini-field trips to the Riverwalk for nature observation. The Senior Level course focuses on dissections in the spring.

Schedule of classes offered in 2015-2016:

Classes will be held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month beginning on October 7, 2015 and ending May 18, 2016. Junior Level classes run for one hour. Senior Level classes run for 75 minutes.

  • JUNIOR level will be appropriate for students entering grades 2 – 6 and will meet from 1 pm to 2 pm.  The Junior Level course will be led by Meghan Murphy, our Museum Educator, with co-teaching support from Samantha Sprague, the Museum’s Curator of Education.
  • SENIOR level will be appropriate for students entering grades 7 – 12 and will meet from 2:30 to 3:45pm. Senior Level course will be led by Jeff Rodgers, the Museum’s Director of Education and Director of the Bishop Planetarium.


Registration is 100% online! Open registration will begin on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.  Please note that we anticipate classes filling quickly this year*. Full payment for the course is required at the time of registration. Visa, Mastercard and Amex accepted.

*In the event a class sells out, the Museum may open up additional classes on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. If you were not able to register your student(s) and are interested in potential additional class offerings, please contact Susan McCarthy, Program Coordinator, via email, stating the course level you are interested in and the number of students interested.

Junior Level tuition is $150/year for South Florida Museum members; $180/year for non-members.

Click Here to Register for Juniors

Senior Level tuition is $ 180/year for South Florida Museum members; $210/year for non-members. This tuition includes a lab fee that covers all specimens students will be dissecting in the spring

Senior Level has Sold Out 


Please contact Meghan Murphy via email for more information about Junior Level classes
Please contact Jeff Rodgers via email for more information about Senior Level classes.