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Join Our Summer 2008 Nature Discovery for Kids
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.

animated bat with moonsix bat silhouettesJoin our Summer Program! Children will enjoy nature walks to observe, identify and collect data. Studies will take place inside the Nature Center, in the classroom and in the beautiful observation room.

Be prompt; classes meet in the parking lot and disperse throughout the area. (If you are late you may not find your class.) After class, children will return to the parking lot to be picked up.

Please register for each class separately.

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

Week Long Classes
Cost is $55 per week ($50 for Friends of the Rio Grande Nature Center).
Note schedule: 4 class days/week; 2 1/2 hour classes.

Classes meet Monday through Thursday  9:00-11:30

June 2-5 Birds Ages 6-12 picture of snake
June 9-12 Exploring Nature Ages 5-10
June 16-19
  time: 9:30-11:30
Feathered Friends Ages 4-6
June 23-26 Mammals Ages 6-12
June 30-July 3 Amphibians Ages 6-12
July 7-10 Reptiles Ages 6-12
July 14-17 Owls Ages 6-12
July 21-24 Insects Ages 6-12
July 28-31 Wetlands Ages 9-13
August 4-7 Bats Ages 6-12

Friday Evening Sessions
Cost is $20 per session ($18 for Friends of the Rio Grande Nature Center).
Bring a brown bag supper.

Friday evenings 5:00-8:00pm

May 23 Beavers Ages 6-12 picture of turtle
May 30 Roadrunners Ages 6-12
June 6 Snakes Ages 6-12
June 13 Frogs and Toads Ages 6-12
June 20 Skunks Ages 6-12
June 27 Turtles and Lizards Ages 6-12
July 11 Raccoons Ages 6-12
July 18 Owls Ages 6-12
July 25 Insects Ages 6-12
August 1 Hummingbirds Ages 6-12
August 8 BATS
  time: 5:30-8:30
Ages 6-12 picture of owl
August 15 Coyotes Ages 6-12
August 22 Crows and Ravens Ages 6-12
August 29 Porcupines Ages 6-12
September 5 Animals Underground Ages 6-12
September 12 Predators Ages 6-12

Please note:

  1. Classes will be held regardless of weather.
  2. Parents and/or siblings, unless registered, cannot attend class due to limited space and supplies.

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!

Credit cards are accepted for phone-in registration.
Mail-in registration with a personal check is also available.

Call 344-7240 for information.

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

A 2008 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.

No refunds or transfers within five days of class. (You may send a substitute for your child.)

Registration hot-button Registration procedures, forms, parent information, and a printable flyer for the Summer 2008 schedule.