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Archive of Fall 2011 Schedule

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Join Our new Fall 2011 Nature Discovery for Kids

Early Childhood Outdoors (ECHO) Program!
for children ages 3-5, with their adult

at the
Rio Grande Nature Center State Park

2901 Candelaria NW    Albuquerque NM    87107

Sponsored by the Friends of the Rio Grande Nature Center

Instructors are New Mexico certified teachers.

boy and girl with frog 
Join our new Fall Early Childhood Outdoors (ECHO) Program! Children will enjoy a variety of short instruction topics and nature walks. Activities will take place in the classroom, in the beautiful observation room, and on the Nature Center grounds. Outside games and activities take place all through the bosque.

Please be prompt.
Classes will meet in the new Nature Center Education Building.

Please note the refund policy, at the bottom of this page.

Early Childhood Outdoors ("ECHO") for children ages 3-5 with their Grown–up.
(Adult must attend.)

Participating children $18 per child per class ($15 for Friends of the Rio Grande Nature Center).

Thursday morning classes 10:00-11:30

September 8 Bunnies and Squirrels six bats moon with bat
September 15 Fish
September 22 Pond Life
September 29 Roadrunners
October 6 Crows/Ravens
October 13 Animals Underground
October 20 Creepy Crawlies
October 27 Bats

Please note: Classes will be held regardless of weather.

Refund Policy:

  1. Refunds will be given if the participant notifies the RGNC five (5) days before class begins.
  2. Transfers from one class to another need to be made five (5) days before class begins.
  3. If a last minute cancellation has to be made, please find a child who can attend in your child's absence. No refunds can be given unless notified five (5) days before class. If the new child does not have a waiver on file, fill one out at the time of the class.
  4. If enrollment is too low, the instructor will cancel five (5) days before the class begins and a refund will be given.
  5. Refunds will be given by check. Please allow at least two weeks. No refunds can be given after the five day cut off.

Enroll now!

Registration forms may be sent by mail or fax.
Payment may be made by personal check or credit card.

Call 505-344-7240 for information.

Please register at least five days before each session.
Classes may be cancelled or expanded based upon enrollment!

A 2011 liability waiver is required.
Waivers must be returned by mail, delivered to the Nature Center, or faxed to 505-344-4505 before the first day of class.

Registration hot-button Registration procedures, forms, parent information, and a printable flyer for the Fall 2011 schedule.