Education Report 2020 8-17-2020 | Page 11

The number of homeschooled children in the
United States is growing at a steady pace each
year. To help meet the needs of this burgeoning
population, the Zoo began offering science classes
to homeschooled students in 2010. These
curriculum-based programs serve students ages
5-12 with 90 slots across six monthly classes.
One of our most popular programs is the annual
“Lagoon Day.” This in-water, hands-on experience
is similar to Lagoon Quest, which is offered to
most Brevard Public Schools fourth graders.
Between 2016 and 2018, registration increased
by 80 percent and a total of 1,512 students have
participated as of late 2018.