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Our Children are Homeschooled, Too!

Grant's ZebraFossil Rim Wildlife Center is making a conscientious effort to design and implement programs specifically for the homeschooling community. Two of our main goals are to make the programs we offer you multi-level, so all ages can benefit, and to make these programs as affordable as possible.

We would like to offer your group the opportunity to experience a class + tour combination at our facility. Please call for pricing. While our prices are deeply discounted for your members, even in groups as small as 10 people, if you have a large group interested, the price becomes wonderfully affordable!!!

We look forward to hearing from you and accommodating your members.

All the best,

Homeschool Education Coordinator

Click here to to send an e-mail to our homeschool coordinator with a question, comment, to request more information or to to receive our monthly Homeschool Enrichment E-zine.

Our Homeschool Enrichment E-zine gives you regular updates on upcoming (and past) events, educational articles and student activities. Just check the Homeschool Enrichment E-zine box on our feedback form and we'll sign you up.

How to Sign up for a Homeschool Event at Fossil Rim

We host two different types of events for homeschoolers out here at Fossil Rim. First of all, we have about 2 events per month that are advertised on our web site and various other places. These events are open to any homeschoolers who call 254.897.2960 and register. You do not have to be a member of a particular homeschool group to sign up for one of these events.

HomeschoolerThe second type of event does not show up on our calendar or advertising. If you want to bring your homeschool group out for an event at Fossil Rim, we can plan a day just for your group. There is a list of classes to choose from (there is even one day camp with a Robin Hood theme), and for these "private" homeschool group events only, the price is based on a sliding scale. The more participants you bring, the lower your cost per person!

To plan an event for your homeschool group, call 254.897.2960 and ask for the Homeschool coordinator. She’ll be happy to help you coordinate that event.

Hope to see you and your family out here, at either type of homeschool event, soon!

Dear Homeschooler,

We know homeschool support groups are always looking for recreational and innovative activities for homeschooling families. On behalf of Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, an African-like Safari right in your backyard, in Glen Rose, Texas – approximately an hour away from the Dallas/Fort Worth area, I would like to offer our center as an educational and recreational resource for your group. This summer marks the end of our first year of programming for homeschoolers and what fun it’s been!!!

A field trip to Fossil Rim will provide families with an experience unlike any other in the state. There are a lot of exciting things to see, discover and study at our facility. Fossil Rim allows visitors to come into close contact with some of the most beautiful and endangered animals on the planet through a self-drive of the park in the comfort of their own cars or in guided tour vehicles. The attractions include giraffes, zebras, gemsboks, rhinos, cheetahs and sable antelope, among others.

Nearly 30 percent of the species at Fossil Rim are endangered. These species have their own breeding area, and families can take a peek at them by booking a thrilling behind-the-scenes tour. There is much to be learned about the preservation work Fossil Rim does. Black rhinos, red wolves and cheetahs are a few of the species that would be at risk without the leading-edge conservation endeavors of our facility, which has received numerous awards for its efforts.

In addition, Fossil Rim provides a breathtaking scenic setting for group and family outings, and educational tours. Day and overnight camps are available at Wolf Ridge Camp. We also have accommodations at our rustic lodge or at the luxurious safari-camp tents that include A/C and heating with comfortable accommodations. Space for intimate group meetings is also available with top-notch catering.

We can offer your family groups special group pricing, customized expert educational programs, and discounted lodging accommodation with a minimum of 30 days advance booking.

Follow this link to hear an interview with Mrs. Tessa.

Looking for a Place to Camp?

Well, then, look no further than Fossil Rim's Wolf Ridge Nature Camp! Each cabin sleeps either 10 or 14 people. The cabins have bunks with mattresses and also have a sink area. Restrooms and showers are nearby. Whether you're a homeschool family looking for a place to camp locally, or a homeschool group that wants to camp together, Wolf Ridge Nature Camp is the place for you!!!



Downloads, Forms and Information Links

Downloadable Forms:
GraphicRelease of Liability Form – Camp and Event release of liability form
GraphicHomeschool Evaluation Form – Homeschool Event evaluation form

Informational Links:
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions concerning Homeschooling activities at Fossil Rim
Sample Homeschool Event
Homeschool Course Descriptions