River Bend’s mission is to connect people to the natural environment of Texas.
Through educational activities and events, River Bend Nature Center promotes the value of environmental awareness and conservation to students, families, and their communities.
River Bend Nature Center (RBNC) in Wichita Falls, Texas is a twenty-acre, private 501 c(3) non-profit environmental education facility that serves the communities of North Texas and southeastern Oklahoma. Uniquely placed in a conflux of geographical regions, River Bend connects people to their natural environment through educational activities, environmental awareness, and conservation examples. RBNC recognizes that education is a fundamental tool for preserving the environment and the personal health of a community.
Our most popular attractions are the Ruby N. Priddy Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, Peyton’s Place, the Bryant Edwards Learning Center, the River Bottom Forest Trail, and the United Children’s Garden. We welcome you every day of the week to enjoy the sun, the clouds, the air, the plants, the birds, and the butterflies by touring the conservatory, walking the trails and gardens, or picnicking under the open-air pavilion. There are many ways to explore the Rolling Plains at River Bend Nature Center.