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Join Our Summer 2013 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 licensed teachers.

image hummingbirdJoin 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. Week-long classes meet at the group shelter in front of the Education Building at the east end of the parking lot, and often head out to the park. If you are late, you may miss the class. After class we will return the children to the parking lot, near the group shelter for pick up.
Friday night classes meet at the meeting tree by the visitors’ center, and return to the meeting tree.

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

NOTE: Registration is now open.

Week-Long Classes — 9:00-11:30 (except as noted)  Monday through Thursday
— 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).

May 27-30 Birds   picture of bird
June 3-6 Exploring Nature Ages 5-10
June 10-13 Reptiles  
June 17-20
  time: 9:00-11:00
Terrific Trees Ages 4-6
June 24-27 Furry Critters  
July 1-4
  time: 9:00-11:00
Furry Friends Ages 4-6
July 8-11 Owls  
July 15-18 Tracking  
July 22-25 Insects  
July 29-August 1 BATS  

Friday Evening Sessions — 5:00-8:00 (except as noted for Bats)
— 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.

May 31 Roadrunners   picture bear
June 7 Frogs and Toads Ages 5-10
June 14 Turtles and Lizards  
June 21 Hummingbirds Ages 5-10
June 28 Black Bears (new class!)  
July 5 Raccoons Ages 5-10
July 12 Owls  
July 19 Snakes   picture bats
July 26 Spiders  
August 2
  time: 5:30-8:30
August 9 Pond Life  

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 after the scheduled date of the class. 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 (10:00am-4:00pm).

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

A 2013 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 2013 schedule.