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Summer 2015 Schedule

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now offering our 30th consecutive year of classes ...*

Join Our Summer 2015 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.

animated bat with moonsix bat silhouettesJoin 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.

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)

Classes meet 2½ hours each day (M, T, W, Th).
Cost is $55 per week ($50 for Friends of the Rio Grande Nature Center).
No lunch.

May 25-28 Birds Ages 5-10   picture of bird
June 1-4 Exploring Nature Ages 5-10
June 8-11 Owls  
June 15-18
  time: 9:00-11:00
Terrific Trees Ages 4-6
June 22-25 Predators  
June 29-July2 Furry Critters  
July 6-9 Tracking  
July 13-16
  time: 9:00-11:00
Frogs and Friends Ages 4-6
July 20-23 BATS  
July 27-30 Reptiles  
August 3-6 Insects  

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 29 Ducks & Geese Ages 5-10 picture snake
June 5 Ladybugs Ages 5-10
June 12 Owls  
June 19 Baby Birds Ages 5-10
June 26 Coyotes  
July 3 Raccoons Ages 5-10
July 10 Beavers  
July 17 Frogs & Toads Ages 5-10
July 24
  time: 5:30-8:30
July 31 Snakes  
August 7 Butterflies Ages 5-10

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 2015 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 2015 schedule.

*A very observant reader will note that we've called this our 30th year, while last year was called the 28th.
  We had thought that the first classes were in 1987, but recently someone located a 1986 newsletter from
  the Friends of the RGNC which announced the summer Nature Discovery classes!