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Summer 2017 Schedule

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now offering our 32nd consecutive year of classes ...

Join Our Summer 2017 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 current or retired New Mexico licensed 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. All classes meet at the group shelter in front of the Education Building (south 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 group shelter for pick up.

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



Week-Long Classes — 9:00-11:30  Monday through Thursday
— for children ages 5-12

Classes meet 2½ hours each day (M, T, W, Th).
Cost is $65 per week ($58.50 for Friends of the Rio Grande Nature Center).
No lunch.

June 12-15 Exploring Nature   owl drawing
June 19-22 Owls and Other Birds  
June 26-29 Tracking  
July 10-13 Insects  
July 17-20 Predators  
July 24-27 Reptiles  

Friday Evening Classes

There will be no Friday evening classes in the Summer 2017 session.

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 and Transfers: Must be requested no later than five (5) days before class begins (by 4:00pm the Wednesday before Mon-Thurs class). Call Visitors Center 344-7240 to make request.
  2. Last Minute Cancellations by Parents: You may substitute another child if you must cancel past the refund deadline. However, the parent/guardian of the new child must fill out a registration form and sign a waiver. (You may bring completed forms to first class if necessary. Download forms or pick up from volunteer at desk of Visitors Center from 10:00 to 4:00 each day.)
  3. Class Cancellations by Instructors: Classes will be cancelled if they have an enrollment of less than ten students by the Wednesday before a Monday-Thursday class. Parents will be notified and will have the option of a refund or a transfer to another class, if available. PLEASE NOTE: If you fax or mail in a registration and do NOT receive a receipt and copy of your registration form by mail before the class is to begin, please check with the Visitors Center (344-7240) to be sure the class has not been cancelled and that your child is registered before attending class.
  4. FRGNC administration makes the final decisions on refunds. Refunds are given only by check. Please allow at least two weeks after the scheduled date of the class. No refunds can be given after the five day deadline as noted above. For questions on your specific refund call: 343-1373.

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 2017 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 2017 schedule.