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Education Programs

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Nature is Our Classroom

Riverbend builds environmental literacy by providing high quality nature-based STEM education for school students. We use nature as our classroom to teach 21st century learning such as empathy, collaboration and leadership and to develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

Students participate in hands-on, inquiry-based programs that include direct experiences with nature while achieving academic goals. Riverbend’s educators encourage a student’s curiosity, while sharing their own knowledge. Programs take place on-site at our preserve in Gladwyne and off-site at schools, schoolyards and other nature preserves.

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Learn more about our Education Programs:

Or visit our Explorable Places webpage for field trip offerings & registrations.


Program visits annually


School program visits, 48% from underserved schools


Students participated in STEM-based Aquaponics program