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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.
  • The winter session begins on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 and runs through Wednesday, February 22, 2023.
  • The spring session begins on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 and runs through Wednesday, April 12, 2023. No meeting on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 for spring break week.


If you are still interested in joing our Winter Budding Naturalist group, it's not too late. Email ssafran@riverbendeec.org to register.

For more information please contact

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Suzanne Safran

Education Operations Manager