"We have such a brief opportunity to pass on to our children our love for this Earth, and to tell our stories.  These are the moments when the world is made whole." -Richard Lourve

The River Parkway Trust invites you and your Pre-k and Kindergarten aged children to come join us on a new adventure! For the first time ever, we are launching a series of educational field trips open to the public. You and your child will embark on an adventure following one of 3 educational themes (Bug Buddies, Bird Buddies, or Pond Pals.)  

During the two-hour long session, your Weekend Explorer will go on a one hour nature walk, do a craft activity, sing fun songs, listen to a story, and end with a stimulating hands-on activity, all related to the day's educational theme! Your child will leave the River Center with a curious mind wanting to know more about our local environment and its native species.

River Buddies Weekend Explorers is open to children between the ages of 3 1/2 and 6 years old. The fee for each program session is $7.00 per child. Each program date runs from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with most dates taking place on Saturday morninngs. The field trips are run by trained staff and volunteer docents. Parents are required to remain on the River Center property for the duration of the trip, and are encouraged to participate along with your River Buddy. 

To embark on this fun and educational adventure, follow the link below to the date that best works for you. Online registration inadvance of the program date is required to participate, so register today!

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Community Programs Director Molly Schnur-Salimbene at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or (559) 248-8480 ext. 104.

Upcoming River Buddies Weekend Explorers Dates

Saturday, April 21st - Bug Buddies - 9:00 am -11:00 am

Saturday, April 28th - Pond Pals - 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Saturday, May 12th - Bird Buddies - 9:00 am - 11:00 am





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