Children’s Programming at Wyck offers a distinctive resource in Northwest Philadelphia for experiential, standards-based lessons in science, history, farming, gardening, and nutrition.
Children visit Wyck and enjoy our outdoor classroom for a variety of programs including home school classes, school or organization field trips, multi-visit neighborhood education programs and the award winning, multi-site school program, History Hunters. Children also engage in didactic activities during our Behind the Fence festivals, farmers market program, and our Summer Seedling and Wyckedly Fun Summer Camps for kids.
When experiencing education at Wyck, children of all ages and abilities become immersed in the rich history and natural resources found throughout the site. Young visitors learn through hands-on lessons that engage senses and feed curious souls. Wyck’s historic house and landscape provide a natural space for interdisciplinary connections. In our 2.5 acre, outdoor classroom students direct their learning which increases their engagement in lessons. By learning through discovery and observation, students develop skills in classifying, experimenting, and critical thinking.
Wyck works to align lessons with thematic units taught at home or in the classroom, and true to Pennsylvania Academic Standards, to ensure that the learning at Wyck is easily reinforced in a daily education setting, all the while sustaining an excitement about the natural world, educating our children from the ground up!
For more information or to schedule a trip for your class, organization, or group of children please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Please include contact information, possible date(s), number of children, and subject matter of interest.
Wyck is also a great place for individuals or groups to do service learning projects or volunteer to support the vibrancy of Wyck and our Germantown community. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Wyck at 215-848-1690.