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Why Give?

Riverbend's mission is to foster an awareness, appreciation, and understanding of our total environment through educational programming. By growing both the love of nature and environmental literacy, we aim to inspire action that contributes to a healthier planet for all.

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Your Gift Provides Critical Resources

Environmental education is critically needed. At Riverbend we use dynamic, living platforms to engage students in their communities today. A primary goal for Riverbend educators is to prepare informed, resilient leaders poised to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Every day we see engaged students, witness their joy, and have hope for the future. YOU can be a part of that positive change and growth! 

Supporting Riverbend Allows Us to Grow and Better Serve Our Community

Your contribution to Riverbend not only supports our ability to provide innovative education nature-based STEM programming to students and teachers, it strengthens our ability to serve as a valuable community resource while we work to protect and improve our 30-acre preserve located in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania. 

Examples of Our Impact

Riverbend Brings Aquaponics to Colonial

Colonial School District

Nature-based STEM sparks science learning for Philadelphia teacher and students

Riverbend Environmental Education Center honored to receive multiple awards


Teachers trained in Aquaponics


Hours spent outside by summer campers.


Program visits annually


Volunteers dedicated 2,205 hours of service.


Students participated in STEM-based Aquaponics program


School program visits, 48% from underserved schools

Why not donate right now?

Join the Riverbend community as we work together to learn about and protect our natural world. With your help, our youth will gain the tools and passion needed for care of our spectacular earth.