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Budding Naturalist

At Riverbend we believe in the joy that comes from time spent in nature. Our new program “The Budding Naturalist” seeks to foster a connection with nature for our youngest learners.

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Program Overview:

Join Riverbend educators every Wednesday morning starting at 10:30am for a fun, preschool-friendly nature-based program that includes a story, a craft, a nature activity and a “hike” around our preserve. Every week we’ll gather in Riverbend’s Snider Barn to begin the fun!

Program Details:

  • This program is one hour each week and is designed for children ages 2-5. A caregiver must accompany each child. Siblings under 2 are welcome at no additional charge. 
  • Two six-week sessions will be offered in the winter and the spring of 2023. The cost is $120 per child for each six-week session. Enrollment is capped at 12 participants. The final meeting of every session will include a campfire and s’mores.

In the fall of 2023, two sessions are being offered:

Fall Session 1 will be offered on Wednesday and Friday mornings: 

  • Wednesday programs: September 13, 2023 through October 18, 2023
  • Friday programs: September 15, 2023 through October 20, 2023

Fall Session 2 will be offered on Wednesday and Friday mornings: 

  • Wednesday programs: October 25, 2023 through December 6, 2023
  • Friday programs: October 27, 2023 through December 8, 2023
  • Please note there will be no programs during the week of Thanksgiving.

Registration for Budding Natualist Fall 2023 will open in August.

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For more information please contact

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Suzanne Safran

Education Operations Manager