Programs & Activities

Programs & Activities

Students within this age range are brimming over with curiosity about the world around them. Our fun programs are suited to provide answers for their questioning minds while actively engaging their creative and physical energy.

Amazing Animals
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 3.1 and 4.1
Able to be taken at Riverbend or Saunders Woods

Pond & Stream
Students explore pond and stream ecosystems searching for the insects, crustaceans, fish and amphibians that are adapted for life in the water. Students compare and contrast the physical and biological features of these two aquatic environments. Perfect for April to October. Addresses Standards 4.1 and 4.2

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 3.1 and 4.1
Able to be taken at Riverbend or Saunders Woods

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 3.1 and 4.1
Able to be taken at Riverbend or Saunders Woods

Lenape and Nature
Whether they were hunting, fishing or foraging, Lenape’s lives were closely tied to the natural world. Through hands-on activities, students will gain an understanding of Lenape life before European contact. ***Please note that this program no longer includes a demonstration Lenape village. Compliments Native American Studies and Standard 8.2.

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 4.1 and 4.4
Able to be taken at Riverbend or Saunders Woods

Beneath our Feet
Rocks, pebbles, sand, soil and so much more are all below our feet.  Let’s explore the dirt, look at the animals that call the soil home, and learn how we use rocks in many different ways.
Addresses standards 3.3 and 4.3

Bugs Abound
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 3.1 and 4.1
 Able to be taken at Riverbend or Saunders Woods

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 4.1   Able to be taken at Riverbend or Saunders Woods


The minimum fee for an education program is $75. Otherwise, program fees are per child. There is no charge for teachers and chaperones.

Fee Schedule

  • 1.5 hour program: $6.00(July-March) $7.00(April-June)
  • 1.5 hour program and additional 1 hour: $10.00 (July-March) $11.00 (April-June)

Add a Riverbend on the Road pre or post lesson for a discounted rate!

Payment is due in full the day of the program. Riverbend accepts cash, check and credit card. Riverbend cannot provide refunds in the case that a school overpays for students who are absent the day of the trip.


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