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  • Riverbend - Environmental Education Center : About Us : Hours of Operations
    Grounds Riverbend on the Road Registration Form Kindergarten Enrichment Program Camps Year Round Exploration Camp Summer Exploration Camps Camps for 3 6 year olds Camps for 7 11 year olds Camps for 10 13 year olds Scout Programs Girl Scouts Cub Scouts Registration Form Nature Clubs Outreach Programs Outreach to Children Access to Nature Philadelphia CAN Children Access Nature Aquaponics at Riverbend News Events Birthday Parties Events Calendar Special Events Photo Galleries Contact Us Donate Join Membership Gift Membership Give Annual Fund Donate Now Link Honor or Memorial Gifts Matching Gifts Stock Bequests Corporate Sponsorship Friends of the Bend About Us About Us Main History and Property Staff Board of Directors Maps Directions Hours of Operations Overview Green Commitment Resources Home About Us Hours of Operations Hours of Operations Business Hours Monday Friday 9 00 AM 5 00 PM Barn hours Monday Friday 9 00 AM 5 00 PM Weekends Call for schedule Grounds Open to the public everyday of the year from dawn until dusk Latest News 03 07 2016 Summer Volunteer Opportunities for Teens Riverbend has two wonderful summer programs for teens to be outside and making a difference Click here to learn more More News Directions Info

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  • Riverbend - Environmental Education Center : About Us : Green Commitment
    Link Honor or Memorial Gifts Matching Gifts Stock Bequests Corporate Sponsorship Friends of the Bend About Us About Us Main History and Property Staff Board of Directors Maps Directions Hours of Operations Green Commitment Overview Resources Home About Us Green Commitment Green Commitment Riverbend s Commitment to Environmental Stewardship Riverbend is dedicated to instilling a deep love and respect for nature in children We accomplish this by teaching them about the natural world and also by setting a strong example of what a good steward of the environment should be We believe that this is done by making efficient use of our resources and abiding by ecological principles in order to be a sustainable and responsible member of the community Good stewardship begins with being an efficient and mindful consumer To reduce the waste produced by our staff and our guests we diligently recycle all of our paper products glass plastic batteries and aluminum Any materials such as lumber and paper that can be reused are saved and put to good use We also compost our food waste and animal bedding Wise purchasing practices are a vital and often overlooked aspect of creating an environmentally responsible organization We buy paper products that contain a high percentage of recycled material and our picnic benches and outdoor trash cans are made from recycled plastic The over use of natural resources is a problem that all Americans struggle with To help conserve these precious resources we have installed low flow toilets in the barn and all of our lights and electrical appliances are turned off when they are not in use In addition to these common sense methods we also make sure that our building s mechanical infrastructure is well maintained so that it runs as efficiently as possible We strive to have

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  • Riverbend - Environmental Education Center : About Us : Resources
    Scouts Registration Form Nature Clubs Outreach Programs Outreach to Children Access to Nature Philadelphia CAN Children Access Nature Aquaponics at Riverbend News Events Birthday Parties Events Calendar Special Events Photo Galleries Contact Us Donate Join Membership Gift Membership Give Annual Fund Donate Now Link Honor or Memorial Gifts Matching Gifts Stock Bequests Corporate Sponsorship Friends of the Bend About Us About Us Main History and Property Staff Board of Directors Maps Directions Hours of Operations Green Commitment Resources Overview Home About Us Resources About Us General Environmental Education Children Nature Network Environmental Education on the Internet National Forum on Children Nature North American Association for Environmental Education Pennsylvania Alliance for Environmental Education Pennsylvania Center for Environmental Education PCEE Pennsylvania Institute for Conservation Education The Conservation Fund Educational Resources Arcadia University Master of Education program Green Teacher Magazine General Environmental Information Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources The Changing Nature of Environmental and Public Health Protection US EPA United States Department of Environmental Protection Agency Miscellaneous Environmental Education Grants U S Environmental Protection Agency A Guide to Green Careers Wildlife Rehabilitation Local Organizations of Interest Awbury Arboretum Bartram s Gardens Bowman s Hill Wildflower Preserve Brandywine Red Clay Watershed Association Briar Bush Nature Center Churchville Nature Center Delaware River Basin s Ed Web Delaware Valley EarthForce Great Valley Nature Center Lower Merion Conservancy Lower Merion Historical Society Montgomery County Land Trust Natural Lands Trust Peace Valley Nature Center Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy Silver Lake Nature Center Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education Schuylkill River Greenway Association Silver Lake Nature Center Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association Riverbend is proud to be a part of www signupforcamp com a website dedicated to making parents life easier The site allows parents to find camps by camper age date location and activity

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  • Riverbend - Environmental Education Center : Programs & Activities : School ProgramsAboutField Trips for Pre-K and KindergartenField Trips for Grades 1 - 3Field Trips for Grades 3 - 5Field Trips to Your School GroundsRiverbend On The RoadRegistration FormKindergarten Enrichment ProgramCampsYear Round Exploration CampSummer Exploration Camps
    Exploration Camps School ProgramsAboutField Trips for Pre K and KindergartenField Trips for Grades 1 3Field Trips for Grades 3 5Field Trips to Your School GroundsRiverbend On The RoadRegistration FormKindergarten Enrichment ProgramCampsYear Round Exploration CampSummer Exploration Camps For young children sensory exploration creates lasting impressions Our lessons for this age group include an array of activities that focus on the senses allowing children to create an awareness and appreciation for the textures scents sights and sounds of nature We offer the following programs for young learners Animal Homes Through games and exploration students learn that every creature needs food water shelter and space to survive in nature Throughout the lesson students discover holes nests and other signs of wildlife Able to be taken at Riverbend or Saunders Woods Fur Feathers Slimy and Scaly What is the difference between a mammal and a bird or reptile and amphibian After this lesson your students will know With artifacts live animals and nature exploration students will explore the exciting groups of the animal kingdom Able to be taken at Riverbend or Saunders Woods Nature Explorer Touch a fluffy seed Smell a fragrant leaf or flower Discover through your five tools all the wonderful things nature has to offer Through activities that use sight hearing smell and touch children learn that there s more than meets the eye in the great outdoors Able to be taken at Riverbend or Saunders Woods Pond Stream What animals live in the water Answer this question and more as we explore the differences between two of Riverbend s most popular features its pond and stream Discover the secrets of these watery worlds through hands on exploration and live animals Program is perfect for April to October Tall Tall Trees Fall is all about the trees as they change into

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  • Riverbend - Environmental Education Center : Programs & Activities : School ProgramsAboutField Trips for Pre-K and KindergartenField Trips for Grades 1 - 3Field Trips for Grades 3 - 5Field Trips to Your School GroundsRiverbend On The RoadRegistration FormKindergarten Enrichment ProgramCampsYear Round Exploration CampSummer Exploration Camps
    for Grades 3 5Field Trips to Your School GroundsRiverbend On The RoadRegistration FormKindergarten Enrichment ProgramCampsYear Round Exploration CampSummer Exploration Camps School ProgramsAboutField Trips for Pre K and KindergartenField Trips for Grades 1 3Field Trips for Grades 3 5Field Trips to Your School GroundsRiverbend On The RoadRegistration FormKindergarten Enrichment ProgramCampsYear Round Exploration CampSummer Exploration Camps Students within this age range are brimming over with curiosity about the world around them Our fun programs are suited to provide answers for their questioning minds while actively engaging their creative and physical energy Amazing Animals Every species on the planet has adaptations that give it an edge to survive in the wild Students discover an array of amazing adaptations as they study specimens observe live animals and take part in nature exploration Addresses Standard 3 1 and 4 1 Able to be taken at Riverbend or Saunders Woods Pond Stream Students explore pond and stream ecosystems searching for the insects crustaceans fish and amphibians that are adapted for life in the water Students compare and contrast the physical and biological features of these two aquatic environments Perfect for April to October Addresses Standards 4 1 and 4 2 Have to Have a Habitat Food Water Shelter Space Four essential components that every animal needs to survive within its home or habitat Through interactive activities nature exploration and live animals students learn how local wildlife find their habitat needs Addresses Standards 3 1 and 4 1 Able to be taken at Riverbend or Saunders Woods Fur Feathers Slimy and Scaly What is the difference between a mammal and a bird or reptile and amphibian After this lesson your students will know With artifacts live animals and nature exploration students explore the exciting groups of the animal kingdom Addresses Standards 3 1 and 4 1 Able to be taken at Riverbend or Saunders Woods Lenape and Nature Whether they were hunting fishing or foraging Lenape s lives were closely tied to the natural world Through hands on activities students will gain an understanding of Lenape life before European contact Please note that this program no longer includes a demonstration Lenape village Compliments Native American Studies and Standard 8 2 Flowers Leaves and Growing Green As spring sprouts up visit Riverbend to observe plants making their debut Learn about photosynthesis pollination and how every living organism relies on plants Addresses standards 4 1 and 4 4 Able to be taken at Riverbend or Saunders Woods Beneath our Feet Rocks pebbles sand soil and so much more are all below our feet Let s explore the dirt look at the animals that call the soil home and learn how we use rocks in many different ways Addresses standards 3 3 and 4 3 Bugs Abound Warm weather ushers in an active time for our most diverse group of animals the insects Compare the insects that live in aquatic ecosystems to the ones in the meadow and forest as we explore Riverbend for these fascinating animals Addresses standards 3

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  • Riverbend - Environmental Education Center : Programs & Activities : School ProgramsAboutField Trips for Pre-K and KindergartenField Trips for Grades 1 - 3Field Trips for Grades 3 - 5Field Trips to Your School GroundsRiverbend On The RoadRegistration FormKindergarten Enrichment ProgramCampsYear Round Exploration CampSummer Exploration Camps
    and awareness of the natural world and turn it into knowledge and understanding Lessons for these students focus on important topics that will help students understand their connection to the natural world through hands on real world experiences Watersheds Clean water is essential for all living things All waterways are connected therefore the actions upstream impact those downstream By conducting a stream study and exploring the concept of human impact on the watershed students gain a richer understanding of this complex topic Ideal for April to October Addresses Standards 4 1 4 2 and 4 5 Able to be taken at Riverbend or Saunders Woods Ecosystems Everything in nature is connected and plays a part in the health of an ecosystem Students explore forest and meadow ecosystems to learn about the diversity of species that call them home Addresses Standards 3 1 4 1 and 4 5 Able to be taken at Riverbend or Saunders Woods Discovering Dirt Soil is one of the most important resources on earth Students explore the world of composting use augers to see the soil layers in different habitats and search for animals that make the soil their home Compliments Soil Science Curriculum and Standard 3 3 and 4 3 Able to be taken at Riverbend or Saunders Woods Rock and Roll Students explore the rock cycle learning about sedimentary metamorphic and igneous rocks as well as the natural processes that change rocks Interactive activities rock samples and geologic features help students discover the exciting world of geology Complements Earth Science Units and Standard 3 3 Able to be taken at Riverbend or Saunders Woods Going Sustainable Through hands on activities and a comparison study of different ecosystems students explore the topics of biodiversity natural resources water and habitat conservation and renewable energy sources Addresses

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  • Riverbend - Environmental Education Center : Programs & Activities : School ProgramsAboutField Trips for Pre-K and KindergartenField Trips for Grades 1 - 3Field Trips for Grades 3 - 5Field Trips to Your School GroundsRiverbend On The RoadRegistration FormKindergarten Enrichment ProgramCampsYear Round Exploration CampSummer Exploration Camps
    site and conduct a 1 5 hour program of your choice Choose from one of these programs Amazing Animals Every species on the planet has adaptations that give it an edge to survive in the wild Students discover an array of amazing adaptations as they study specimens observe live animals and take part in nature exploration Addresses Standard 3 1 and 4 1 Have to Have a Habitat Food Water Shelter Space Four essential components that every animal needs to survive within its home or habitat Through interactive activities nature exploration and live animals students learn how local wildlife find their habitat needs Addresses Standards 3 1 and 4 1 Fur Feathers Slimy and Scaly What is the difference between a mammal and a bird or reptile and amphibian After this lesson your students will know With artifacts live animals and nature exploration students explore the exciting groups of the animal kingdom Addresses Standards 3 1 and 4 1 Flowers Leaves and Growing Green As spring sprouts up visit Riverbend to observe plants making their debut Learn about photosynthesis pollination and how every living organism relies on plants Addresses standards 4 1 and 4 4 Bugs Abound Warm weather ushers in an active time for our most diverse group of animals the insects Compare the insects that live in aquatic ecosystems to the ones in the meadow and forest as we explore Riverbend for these fascinating animals Addresses standards 33 1 and 4 1 Tall Tall Trees Fall is all about the trees as they change into jewel like colors and prepare for winter Explore the many ways that trees are important to all living things Addresses standards 4 1 Ecosystems Everything in nature is connected and plays a part in the health of an ecosystem Students explore forest and

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  • Riverbend - Environmental Education Center : Programs & Activities : School ProgramsAboutField Trips for Pre-K and KindergartenField Trips for Grades 1 - 3Field Trips for Grades 3 - 5Field Trips to Your School GroundsRiverbend On The RoadRegistration FormKindergarten Enrichment ProgramCampsYear Round Exploration CampSummer Exploration Camps
    nature is to be immersed in it we know that sometimes it is not possible In order to reach children within the school setting we have designed a dynamic series of outreach programs that bring the wonders of nature to the classroom Perfect for the winter months as a pre lesson to a Riverbend field trip or simply just for fun these lessons are hands on and interactive using a variety of live animals natural artifacts and games Classroom Programs 30 60 min programs for up to 30 students Topics Available Habitats and Ecosystems Every living thing needs a place to live a habitat Students explore the different needs of some local animals and learn why animals have to have a habitat Perfect for classroom and large group instruction Addresses Standards 3 1 and 4 1 Animal Adaptations Every species on the planet has adaptations that give it an edge to survive in the wild Students discover an array of amazing adaptations as they study specimens observe live animals and take part in interactive nature activities Ideal for large group instruction at all ages Addresses Standard 3 1 and 4 1 Animal Kingdom Through a series of lessons students learn about the amazing variety of animals that share the planet Lesson themes can include mammals birds reptiles amphibians insects and more Sign up for multiple lessons or just one Perfect for pre k to first grade Address Standards 3 1 and 4 1 Water and Watersheds From the water cycle to how water moves from one body of water to another students will explore the many exciting aspects of water and how we can protect and conserve this natural resource Addresses Standards 4 1 4 2 and 4 5 Other potential topics include Life of the Lenape Geology Rocks Planet

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