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Budding Naturalists

At Riverbend we believe in the joy that comes from time spent outdoors. Returning for the fall of 2023, our new program “Budding Naturalists” seeks to foster a connection with nature for our youngest learners.

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Program Overview:

Join Riverbend educators on Monday afternoons or Wednesday mornings 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. 
  • In the fall of 2023, two sessions are being offered. 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.
  • Please register for the Monday or Wednesday session, not both. The same program will be presented on Mondays and Wednesdays each week.

Fall Session 1 will be offered on Monday afternoons or Wednesday mornings:

  • Mondays: September 11, 2023 through October 16, 2023, 1:30-2:30 pm

  • Wednesdays: September 13, 2023 through October 18, 2023, 10:30-11:30 am

Fall Session 2 will be offered on Monday afternoons or Wednesday mornings:

  • Mondays: October 23, 2023 through December 4, 2023, 1:30-2:30 pm

  • Wednesdays: October 25, 2023 through December 6, 2023, 10:30-11:30 am

  • Please note there will be no programs during the week of Thanksgiving

Register for Session 1 here and Session 2 here beginning August 1.

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For more information please contact

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Suzanne Safran

Education Operations Manager