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Budding Naturalists

At Riverbend we believe in the joy that comes from time spent outdoors. Budding Naturalists, our Caregiver and Me Program, seeks to foster a connection with nature for our youngest learners.

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Program Overview:

Join Riverbend educators for a preschool-friendly nature-based program that includes a story, craft, 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. 
  • The cost is $120 per child for a six-week session. Enrollment is capped at 12 participants. The final meeting of every session will include a campfire and s’mores.


Thank you to all the families who joined us for the Winter and Spring 2024 sessions!

Budding Naturalists will return in the fall of 2024. Check back in August for registration information.


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For more information please contact

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Suzanne Safran

Education Operations Manager