Programs & Activities

Programs & Activities

School ProgramsField TripsRiverbend On The RoadNature ClubsCampsYear Round Exploration CampSummer Exploration Camps

If you cannot visit Riverbend, we can visit your school with a nature based program that supports your curriculum. Students are engaged with hands-on investigations, living things and inquiry based learning.

Classroom Programs

Perfect for cold winter months or pre/post lesson with your Riverbend Field trip.

Macroinvertebrate Study

Using high tech tools like tablets and microscopes, students will explore stream and pond water from Riverbend. Learn all about water and the microscopic critters that call this unique habitat home. Students will learn to use scientific equipment and identify microorganisms found in our natural habitats.

PA Academic Standards: 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3

From Eggs to Legs

From eggs to legs; learn all about the life cycles of frogs and how they transform each year from egg to tadpole, froglet and adult frog. Use your ears to identify local species of frogs and learn about a citizen science project where you can help save frogs.

PA Academic Standards: 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3

PA Wildlife Investigation

Riverbend brings nature to you buy transforming your classroom into a research station designed to help your students investigate wildlife in Pennsylvania. Learn how wildlife researchers track bears or identify trees. Using role play, students will practice using tools to evaluate the health of their classroom forest.

PA Academic Standards: 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Riverbend on the Road Field Trip

Bring Riverbend on the Road with a field trip to your school or school grounds. Riverbend educators will bring all of the tools needed to conduct an onsite field trip to see the nature that exists in your neighborhood. Perfect for larger groups of students.

Contact us for details and topics.

Call for information about our Customized and Middle/High School Programs!


Classroom Programs

30-45 minutes, programs for up to 30 students
$125 per program. $50 for additional same day, same site program

Riverbend on the Road Field Trip

1 hour program, up to 75 students (minimum 10 students)
$10 per student, additional mileage fees based on your distance from Riverbend

Ask about our customized and series programs!

Full payment is due at the time of registration via check, credit card or purchase order. If payment is not received prior to program date, program will be canceled.

Riverbend accepts cash, check, and credit card or purchase order. In the event that you need to reschedule, please let us know in advance. We cannot provide refunds in the case that a school cancels within 4 weeks of the program.

Contact: Erin McCool, Director of Education & Strategic Initiatives at or 610-527-5234 x 112.




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