Nature Studies

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Education Outreach Program For Organized Groups and Home Schoolers The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) is located just south of Annapolis in Edgewater, MD. We are one of several research branches of the Smithsonian, and are located on 3,000 acres of land along 14 miles of undeveloped shoreline on the Rhode River. SERC’TMs campus...
Read More »

Wikisky is an awesome astronomy site that you will want to bookmark and explore. Here is a description of the site: The brilliant work of mathematicians and programmers from SKY-MAP.ORG has enabled that company to achieve a breakthrough in the field of visualization of astrophysical information. The new version of DSS2 at WikiSky demonstrates...
Read More »

Low Impact Woodland Home

Low Impact Woodland Home

I want to live in this Low Impact Woodland Home.Low Impact Woodland Hom They share photos and the homes story,plans for the house, how they did it, why they did it and more. —Mary Nix
Read More »

Earth Day is April 22nd

HEM Guide To Resource’s guest editors, Tracy Merritt, sent some great Earth Day tips and resources along to share here at the blog. (Tracy is very busy these days helping her daughters care for the and ducklings that have come to live with them. Here are some of the great resources and tips she...
Read More »


I shared resources for the 2007 Iditarod here, but I’m a little late this year since the 1 ,150 mile March 2008 race is already underway. There is still time to share another great resource with you. Iditarod , a blog by Northern Light Media is following the race closely offering some great insight,...
Read More »

Moose Eggs

Moose Eggs Or, Why Moose Have Flat Antlers, written by Susan Williams Beckhorn and illustrated by Helen Stevens caught my attention and held it. The press release reads: In a tale reminiscent of Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories, Susan Williams Beckhorn imagines a whimsical explanation for the fantastic shape of a moose’s antlers. It...
Read More »

Lions, Tigers and Bears by Ron Hirschi

Boyds Mill Press recently sent along a wonderful book to Home Education Magazine’s office and HEM’s office manager, Stacy says that the pictures in Lions, Tigers and Bears by Ron Hirschi are gorgeous. The photos were taken by Thomas D. Mangelsen who was named “Wildlife Photographer of the Year” by the BBC in 1994....
Read More »

Service Animals

The Service Animal Registry of America offers the following definition of service animals: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a service animal as any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. If they meet this definition, animals are considered service animals under...
Read More »

Sea-World Resources

Sea World offers the following free resources at their website: SHAMU Learn about Shamu and his underwater world. EGYPT Explore an ancient land’s mysteries and lore GWAZI Thrill in the awesome power of the lion. Twist and turn as you are carried in the roar of the tiger JOURNEY TO ATLANTIS Uncover myth and...
Read More »

Butterflies and Moths of North America

Tonight we noticed a very large moth hovering around our back porch-light. It was so large that we thought it was a bat when we first saw it. We were curious to find out just what type of moth it was, so I did an internet search and found a really cool site called...
Read More »

Do you have a question?
We have several answers!

Search HEM's 10,000+ page knowledge base.

Home Education Magazine

subscriptions available in either print, digital, or a combined format.
(Preview a digital sample.)

Subscribe Today

Print - One Year Sub $26.00
Print - Two Year Sub $48.00
Digital - One Year Sub $13.00
Digital & Print - One Year Sub $36.00
Print US domestic only. HEM is no longer accepting print subs to foreign addresses.

Since 1983 Home Education Magazine has been a trusted name in homeschooling.

RSS Home Education Magazine

  • Class Dismissed: A Film About Learning Outside the Classroom
    An HEM Interview between filmmaker Jeremy Stuart and HEM’s editor, Barb Lundgren, published in HEM’s September-October 2014 issue From home study and kitchen table math, to perpetual recess and park days, Class Dismissed follows the story of an ordinary American family in their quest to educate their children outside the school system. As they struggle […]


RSS News & Commentary

  • Wisconsin Virtual Academy Must Adhere to Public School Requirements
    Wisconsin Virtual Academy Must Adhere to Public School Requirements Over the years, there has been intentional word mixing by some officials in order to draw independent homeschoolers back into the public schools.  Across the board, confusion often reigns as to who or who is not a homeschooler.  It usually lies on the homeschool community’s back […]

RSS HEM Resources

  • Hands On Science Kits
    Hands On Science Kits Tumblehome Learning, helps kids imagine themselves as young scientists or engineers and encourages them to experience science through adventure and self-guided discovery. Exciting mystery Adventure Fun experiments Hands On Science Kits All carefully designed to engage students. Learn more about how to engage and satisfy your kids scientific curiosity GO to […]

RSS HEM Closer Look

  • Unschooling, what is it?
    Unschooling, what is it? Unschooling, Un schooling what is it? Defining unschooling is a little like describing a color, and every bit as elusive. You can rely on commonly-held descriptions; for example, we generally all agree what blue looks like, but what about cobalt, aqua, navy, cyan, sapphire, azure, indigo, cerulean, turquoise or cornflower? It’s […]