Florida Homeschooling

Anyone new to homeschooling has questions. To help you navigate through the vast amounts of information about homeschooling, we've compiled the best resources, support, information, and ideas to help you make your decision to homeschool and to successfully home educate your children. Florida is full of resources that can help make homeschooling fun and enjoyable for every member of your family. Here are some common questions:

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Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium Homeschool Programs
The Mote Aquarium offers Mote Homeschool Days each month during the school year. Students and their families enjoy an exciting day of age-appropriate, ocean-themed learning experiences led by Mote’s professional marine science educators. Students explore all aspects of Mote Aquarium, Mote research and Sarasota Bay. For students in grades 1st-8th (ages 6-13).
Florida Southern College Roux Library
The Roux Library is an integral part of the intellectual life of the College. Roux Library's mission is to educate students in developing lifelong, critical, information-seeking skills by identifying and making information resources available to the college community, as well as providing instruction for access and use of its resources.
SeaWorld Orlando
Located on 200 acres, SeaWorld Orlando offers marine animal attractions, educational performances, specialty tours, rides, and more.
Home Education Resources and Information (H.E.R.I.)
H.E.R.I. is a volunteer organization, of almost 800 families serving homeschoolers in the northeast Florida region. Essentially, they are a support group of other smaller support groups, home-based private schools and individuals, and as such offer unlimited opportunities for serving and encouraging one another. Home Educational Resources and Information, better known as HERI was established in 1985 to provide support and communication between homeschoolers.
Atlantic Center for the Arts
Atlantic Center for the Arts is a nonprofit interdisciplinary artists-in-residence community and arts education facility dedicated to promoting artistic excellence. Talented artists are provided an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world's most distinguished contemporary artist in the fields of composing, and visual, literary and performing arts. Community interaction is coordinated through on-site and outreach presentations, workshops and exhibitions.
Mound Key Archeological State Park
Framed in forests of mangrove trees, the shell mounds and ridges of Mound Key rise more than 30 feet above the waters of Estero Bay. Prehistoric Native Americans are credited with creating this island's complex of mounds with an accumulation of seashells, fish bones, and pottery. Mound Key is believed to have been the ceremonial center of the Calusa Indians when the Spaniards first attempted to colonize Southwest Florida. In 1566, the Spanish governor of Florida established a settlement on the i...
North Miami Public Library
835 Northeast 132nd Street North Miami, FL 33161 Phone: 305-891-5535 North Miami Public Library’s mission is to serve the entirety of North Miami’s diverse community through the provision of appropriate collections, technology and services in an atmosphere that is comfortable, relaxing, nurturing and accessible. The Library and its knowledgeable, skilled, friendly and helpful Staff are committed to fostering independent lifelong learning, personal growth and development, intellectual stimul...
Santa Fe Community College Teaching Zoo
Located in Gainsville, SFCC Teaching Zoo is home to over 75 different species of animals and over 200 individuals. Our diverse collection contains both native and exotic species that everyone can enjoy. Some family favorites are the Bald Eagles, White-throated Capuchin monkeys, Sika Deer, Galapagos tortoises, Matschie's Tree Kangaroo, Asian small-clawed otters and African Grey parrots. These species and many other mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians are on display in a naturally wooded envir...
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park
Once slated to become a condominium development, this park contains one of the largest tracts of West Indian tropical hardwood hammock in the United States. The park is home to 84 protected species of plants and animals, including wild cotton, mahogany mistletoe, and the American crocodile. Exploring the park´s trails gives visitors a chance to see some of these rare species of plants and animals. Over six miles of nature trails provide a wealth of opportunities for birdwatchers and photographer...
Gillespie Museum at Stetson University
The Museum exists to promote the study, appreciation, and understanding of the natural sciences through school and community outreach programs. The Gillespie Museum is home to one of the largest gem and mineral collections in the southeast. In addition to educational programs, the museum also offers many exciting exhibits and collections. Visit the Gillespie Museum and learn how the Earth influences our daily lives. Gain a greater awareness of our natural environment, our home planet Earth. Take...
Catholic Homeschooling
This Catholic homeschooling email list is intended to discuss issues of homeschooling and everyday life in the Catholic home.
San Pedro Underwater Archaeological Preserve State Park
This underwater archaeological preserve features a submerged shipwreck that is available for diving and snorkeling. Part of a Spanish flotilla, the San Pedro was a 287-ton, Dutch-built ship which sank in a hurricane on July 13, 1733. Her remains were discovered in 1960 in Hawk Channel near Indian Key. After major salvage efforts in the 1960s, all that remains of San Pedro is a large pile of ballast stones covering an area 90 feet long and 30 feet wide. The underwater site has been enhanced with ...
How to Homeschool: A Guide to Homeschooling in Florida
Whether you're a long time homeschooler, someone who's just thinking about it, or somewhere in between, this site is designed to give you the information you need to begin or enhance your program. Information covers your options, using a private school, registering with the school district, and more.
Boca Raton Public Library
200 NW Boca Raton Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33432 Phone: 561-393-7852 The Boca Raton Public Library provides quality library services and resources necessary to meet the educational, recreational, cultural, business, and other information needs of its users. The Library is committed to provide information in all appropriate formats and shall select and organize its resources to benefit persons of all ages and abilities.
North Brevard Home School Association
NBHSA is a Christ-centered, interdenominational, non-profit, support group of homeschooling families, led by a large group of volunteers. The volunteers come from within our group of the approximately 107 families, and including the kids, 441 people. NBHSA exists to provide educational and recreational activities for the academic and social development of our member homeschooling families and to provide support and encouragement to homeschooling parents.
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