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Join Our Summer 2011 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.

four antsJoin our fun and exciting Summer Program! Children will enjoy nature walks to observe, identify and collect data. Outside games and activities take place all through the bosque. Studies will also be 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 note the refund policy, at the bottom of this page.

Week Long Classes — for children entering grades 1-6 in the Fall (except as noted)
Cost is $55 per week ($50 for Friends of the Rio Grande Nature Center).
Note schedule: 4 class days/week; classes are 2 1/2 hours.

Classes meet Monday through Thursday  9:00-11:30 (except as noted)

June 6-9 Birds   picture of bird
June 13-16
  time: 9:00-11:00
Feathered Friends Ages 4-6
June 20-23 Exploring Nature Ages 5-10
June 27-30 Surviving in the Wild  
July 4-7 Reptiles  
July 11-14 Tracking  
July 18-21
  time: 9:00-11:00
Terrific Trees Ages 4-6
July 25-28 Furry Critters  
August 1-4 Bats  
August 8-11 Insects  

Friday Evening Sessions — for children entering grades 1-6 in the Fall (except as noted)
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 (except as noted for Bats)

May 27 Baby Birds Ages 5-10 picture snake
June 3 Frogs and Toads  
June 10 Owls  
June 17 Predators  
June 24 Raptors  
July 1 Spiders  
July 8 Raccoons Ages 5-10
July 15 Butterflies and Moths Ages 5-10
July 22 Snakes  
July 29 Porcupines  
August 5 BATS
  time: 5:30-8:30
August 12 Dragonflies  
August 19 Turtles and Lizards  

Please note:

  1. Classes will be held regardless of weather.
  2. Parents 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!

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 Summer 2011 schedule.