Programs & Activities

Programs & Activities

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Older students are able to take their interest and awareness of the natural world and turn it into knowledge and understanding.  Lessons for these students focus on important topics that will help students understand their connection to the natural world through hands-on, real world experiences.

Clean water is essential for all living things. All waterways are connected; therefore the actions upstream impact those downstream. By conducting a stream study and exploring the concept of human impact on the watershed, students gain a richer understanding of this complex topic. Ideal for April to October. Addresses Standards 4.1, 4.2 and 4.5
 Able to be taken at Riverbend or 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 3.1, 4.1 and 4.5
 Able to be taken at Riverbend or Saunders Woods

Discovering Dirt
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 3.3 and 4.3
 Able to be taken at Riverbend or Saunders Woods

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 3.3
 Able to be taken at Riverbend or Saunders Woods

Going Sustainable
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
 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



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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