Pennsylvania

Riverbend Environmental Education Center

Explore living and nonliving aspects of the Riverbend ecosystem. Groups can conduct a stream study, use augers to see soil layers in different habitats, and even participate in activities about Native American life and how it was tied to the natural world. Compare the different types of insects that live on land and in water, explore the animal kingdom with live specimens, and discover how all living things depend on the environment's natural processes. Programs aim to develop an "active" appreciation for nature, with special offerings that include campfire socials, Big Red Barn overnights, night hikes, crafts, and more.
 
Contact Info
Address: 1950 Spring Mill Rd., Gladwyne, PA 19035. Montgomery County. Tel: 610-527-5234. Email: emccool@riverbendeec.org. Website: www.riverbendeec.org. Hrs: Vary. 
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-5th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Science, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Physical Education, Science, Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue