Host a Riverbend Field Trip on your school grounds, or a local park (no bus required)! Riverbend staff will come to your chosen site and conduct a 1.5 hour program, similar to the field trip experience at Riverbend. Choose from one of these programs:
Every species on the planet has adaptations that give it an edge to survive in the wild. Students discover an array of amazing adaptations as they study specimens, observe live animals and take part in nature exploration. Addresses Standard 3.3 and 4.3
Have to Have a Habitat
Food. Water. Shelter. Space. Four essential components that every animal needs to survive within its home, or habitat. Through interactive activities, nature exploration and live animals, students learn how local wildlife find their habitat needs. Addresses Standards 4.2, 4.3 and 3.3
Fur, Feathers, Slimy and Scaly
What is the difference between a mammal and a bird, or reptile and amphibian? After this lesson your students will know! With artifacts, live animals and nature exploration, students explore the exciting groups of the animal kingdom. Addresses Standards 3.3 and 4.3
Birds of a Feather
Birds are a fascinating group of animals with many wonderful adaptations. Students will learn about the amazing diversity of birds through hands-on activities and artifacts. This is a great program for the winter months when birds are easy to spot! Addresses standards 4.3 and 4.5
Flowers, Leaves and Growing Green
As spring sprouts up, visit Riverbend to observe plants making their debut! Learn about photosynthesis, pollination and how every living organism relies on plants. Addresses standards 4.2 and 4.4
Warm weather ushers in an active time for our most diverse group of animals, the insects. Compare the insects that live in aquatic ecosystems to the ones in the meadow and forest as we explore Riverbend for these fascinating animals. Addresses standards 3.3, 4.3 and 4.4
Tall, Tall Trees
Fall is all about the trees as they change into jewel-like colors and prepare for winter. Explore the many ways that trees are important to all living things. Addresses standards 4.2 and 4.4 Able to be taken at Saunders Woods
Everything in nature is connected and plays a part in the health of an ecosystem. Students explore forest and meadow ecosystems to learn about the diversity of species that call them home. Addresses Standards 3.3, 4.3 and 4.5
Soil is one of the most important resources on earth. Students explore the world of composting, use augers to see the soil layers in different habitats, and search for animals that make the soil their home. Compliments Soil Science Curriculum and Standard 3.5
Rock and Roll
Students explore the rock cycle, learning about sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks, as well as the natural processes that change rocks. Interactive activities, rock samples and geologic features help students discover the exciting world of geology. Complements Earth Science Units and Standard 3.5
Through hands-on activities and a comparison study of different ecosystems, students explore the topics of biodiversity, natural resources, water and habitat conservation, and renewable energy sources. Addresses Standards 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 and 4.5
Please note…the Pond and Stream lesson and the Watershed lesson may be selected if your chosen site has appropriate water features. Call Stacy Carr-Poole at 610-527-5234 x108 to discuss this opportunity and set up a time to look at your potential site.
The minimum fee for an education program is $75.
Applications are now being accepted for our brand new Kindergarten Enrichment Program. We are excited to provide a science-based, hands-on learning opportunity for Kindergarten-aged children! Children will learn to love nature and develop a foundation for this simple, life-lon...