Grant Funded Programming


Creature Feature for Retirement Communities

River Bend will bring 5-7 live animals to your location and tell you all about them! From reptiles to arachnids, we will discuss the animal’s behavior, habitat, anatomy, and importance in the world around us.


Submit your Creature Feature Reservation Request by filling out the form below.


This grant-funded program is made possible by the:


Eco-Kit Adventures for Educational Facilities- (schools/daycares/community outreach events, etc)

An Eco-Kit Adventure is a traveling environmental education program that RBNC brings directly to your classroom. It includes hands-on activities and one-on-one learning with an experienced field guide.

Themes include renewable energy, native plants and animals in our ecoregion, the plant/soil connection, conservation, climate and sustainability, gardening, and insects. All of these are presented with stewardship of the environment as the guiding principle.

Renewable Energy – Students distinguish between renewable and non-renewable energy sources. They consider the development of fossil fuels and their impact on the environment. Each student builds a model that incorporates renewable energy.

Native Birds –Learn about the characteristics and habits of birds from North Texas. This Eco-Kit includes nine real bird’s nests from the local area, a variety of eggs, feathers to inspect, and full-color photos of the nest’s inhabitants.

Nocturnal Animals– Explore nature’s nightlife. Discover the adaptations animals develop for nocturnal living. Students will explore the varied senses used by nocturnal animals and insects to live, hunt, and defend themselves.

Inspecta Insecta– Using microscopes and live specimens, students will observe the anatomy, life cycle, senses, and defenses of a variety of insects along with amazing facts of the animal world’s hidden majority.

Plants Everywhere – Students will look at plant structure, examine plant parts with digital scope, view pollen and discuss pollination, plant a seed, consider seed diversity and methods of dispersal, and learn the process and importance of photosynthesis.

Weather Watchers – Students will use tools to measure the temperature of the air, soil, and water, humidity, rainfall, wind direction, and speed. They will also look for weather signs outdoors, view weather maps, and will make a weather watching tool.

Dig Into the Past – Students will view a fossil exhibit that represents fossils in North Texas. They will learn about the geological time scale, look for fossils, make a cast and mold replica of a fossil.


Submit your Eco-Kit Reservation Request by filling out the form below.


This grant-funded program is made possible by the:


Confirmations of the date, time, and participant numbers are sent before the program date.

Do you have questions or want to know more about our educational programs? Give us a call 940-767-0843 or email our Education Director Erika@riverbendnaturecenter.org.


Reservation Request

GRANT FUNDED PROGRAM RESERVATION REQUEST

  • Please fill out the form below. A confirmation email will be sent to you noting the time and date of your reservation based on your choices below and current availability. Keep in mind your reservation will not be confirmed until you get a confirmation email. For more information contact us at 940-767-0843 or email info@riverbendnaturecenter.org.
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