703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd.
(at Cooper Street)
Arlington, TX 76006 US
Written by River Legacy Thursday, 02 May 2013 19:30
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor opens for the season on May 11 and River Legacy Living Science Center has your ticket for summer fun! For a limited time only, you can buy daily admission tickets to Hurricane Harbor for just $17 (a savings of almost $13) at River Legacy Living Science Center. Tickets are valid any operating day of the 2013 season, which runs through Sunday, Sept. 15.
All proceeds from ticket sales directly benefit River Legacy Foundation's environmental education programs at River Legacy Living Science Center. Stop by the Center at 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd. in Arlington and get your tickets today! The Center is open 9 am to 5 pm Mondays through Saturdays. For more information call 817.860.6752.
For information on Hurricane Harbor's summer season schedule, visit www.sixflags.com.
Written by River Legacy Friday, 22 February 2013 16:47
Open registration for River Legacy's Summer Classes begins at 9 am on Saturday, Feb. 23, at River Legacy Living Science Center. Weeklong classes in June and July engage students ages 3 to 8th grade in a variety of topics from wildlife, ecology, the environment and science! Get your students outdoors and connected to nature this summer at River Legacy! For a schedule of classes, visithttp://www.riverlegacy.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=168 or call 817.860.6752.
Written by River Legacy Friday, 11 January 2013 15:27
Texas Master Naturalists will be leading a 3-hour hike into River Legacy Parks this Saturday, January 12 beginning at 9 am. The hike will begin and end at River Legacy Living Science Center and is best suited for ages 10 and up. Bring water and wear closed toe shoes. Hike is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP to 817.860.6752.
Written by River Legacy Friday, 14 December 2012 18:29
There are several ways to give to River Legacy Foundation this season!
If you are looking for a great way to involve the whole family in the giving process, River Legacy's Gifting Tree is ideal. Each ornament on the gifting tree lists an item from our Holiday Wish List. Stop by the Science Center and select an ornament with the item or items you would like to donate. Pick them up while doing your holiday shopping and return them to the Science Center by Dec. 31 anytime between 9 am and 5 pm Monday through Saturday. To view a list of our Holiday Wish List items visit www.riverlegacy.org.
Give the Gift of Nature
Donate $50 or more in honor of a family member or friend, and we will mail your honoree a beautiful Living Science Center ornament and gift acknowledgement card. Donate online at www.riverlegacy.org and write Gift of Nature in the Comments section. Be sure to include your honoree's name and mailing address.
Help us provide a better habitat for our animals and a better educational experience for our guests by donating to our Exhibit Renovation campaign. During phase one of our exhibit renovation, we will contract with the same firm that created the Museum of Living Art at the Fort Worth Zoo to design larger, natural and authentic habitat features for our native animals. Donate online at www.riverlegacy.org and write Exhibit Renovation in the Comments Section.
Annual Giving Campaign
Your year-end gifts help River Legacy Foundation continue to connect children and families to nature through our environmental education programs at River Legacy Living Science Center and recreational opportunities at River Legacy Parks. By investing in River Legacy, you are giving all children and families a chance to become part of a bigger natural world as they experience hands-on the wonder and magic of nature. Donate online today!
Shop at Acorns Gift Shop
Get your Christmas shopping done and avoid the hustle and bustle of the stores. Stop by River Legacy Living Science Center's Acorns Gift Shop between 9 am and 5 pm Mondays through Saturdays to find unique gifts for everyone on your list. Choose from a large selection of puppets, toys, birding gifts, jewelry, books, gardening items and so much more! All proceeds from the gift shop benefit River Legacy's environmental education programs. The Science Center is located at 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd. in Arlington.
All gifts to River Legacy Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) organization, are tax-deductible. Please give by December 31 to take advantage of year-end tax deductions.
Thank you for your support!
Written by River Legacy Thursday, 16 August 2012 16:45
Are you looking for a first-time fun-filled adventure for your 3-year-old away from the home? Then Nature School is the place to be! There are still spaces available for your 3-year-old as well as your 4 or 5-year-old in this preschool enrichment program, where students explore the natural world through nature walks, songs, story time, art and literature.
Children attend Nature School one day a week, with half day and extended day options available. 3-year-olds encounter ladybugs, snails, earthworms, opossums, native wildflowers and so much more to build an understanding of nature's diverse lifeforms; while 4- and 5-year-olds (not yet enrolled in kindergarten) explore the various habitats of River Legacy Parks and how they meet the needs of the creatures that live there.
Sign up today, so your preschooler can join the fun with our natural friends. To learn more or to register, call 817.860.6752 or visit www.riverlegacy.org.
Written by River Legacy Friday, 12 August 2011 19:53
Explore the natural surroundings of River Legacy with hands-on investigations and explorations during After-School Clubs and Home School Science and Art Classes beginning in September.
After-School Clubs meet from 4:15 to 6:15 pm once a month on Tuesdays from September through April (except December). Choose from Club 1, which meets on the second Tuesday of the month or Club 2, which meets on the third Tuesday. Clubs include:
Home School Science Classes meet from 2 to 4 pm on the third Wednesday of the month from September through April (except December). Science Classes are available for ages:
Home School Art Classes this year will explore paper making, Japanese fish printing, animal mask making and more! Art classes meet from 2 to 4 pm on the fourth Thursday of the month from September through April (except December). Art classes are for students ages 5 to 11 years.
Open registration for these programs begins Monday, August 15. Cost for all of the programs is $135 for the yearlong series. Art classes have an additional $15 materials fee.
To register, contact Carol Wester at 817.860.6752 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by River Legacy Friday, 27 May 2011 14:56
Join us for guided Nature Hikes as we celebrate National Trails Day on June 4. The Naturalist-led hikes will be at 10 am, 11 am and 1 pm starting from River Legacy Living Science Center. The hikes are free, but reservations are required for each hike. Please RSVP to 817.860.6752.
See you on the trails.
Written by River Legacy Tuesday, 15 February 2011 21:03
Check out this article in Fort Worth Child magazine on different learning styles for children. River Legacy Nature School is suggested as a great place for Kinesthetic learners, and we are, but we also cater to all learning styles with our small teacher to student ratio, hands-on activities, outdoor adventures, art activities, and more! Learn more about Nature School at www.riverlegacy.org or call 817.860.6752.
Open enrollment for the 2011-2012 school year begins Monday, Feb. 21 at 9 am at River Legacy Living Science Center.
Written by River Legacy Tuesday, 15 February 2011 16:41
Want to participate in Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Great Backyard Bird Count and have some fun too. Then come to River Legacy Living Science Center from 10 am to 2 pm, this Saturday, Feb. 19 for bird counting, guided bird walks, and a variety of family-friendly activities. Make Valentine Bird Feeders, Nesting Bags, Bird Silhouettes, and Avian Art. Investigate Owl Pellets or take a journey through the Migration Challenge. The event will also include story time, face painting and appearances by Forest the Squirrel.
Free. For more information, call 817.860.6752! Hope to see you there.
Written by River Legacy Tuesday, 01 February 2011 21:25
Experience first-hand the wonder-full learning environment of River Legacy's Nature School during open house from 6 to 8 pm, Monday, Feb. 7 at River Legacy Living Science Center. Meet the teachers, explore the classrooms, and participate in activities while you learn all about the unique curriculum of Nature School, where children ages 3 to 5 explore their natural world through nature walks, stories, art and song.
Nature School meets once a week from September through May with half-day and extended day options.
Pre-registration for the 2011-2012 school year begins Monday, Feb. 14 at 9 am at River Legacy Living Science Center. Open registration begins Monday, Feb. 22 at 9 am.
To learn more about this wonderful preschool enrichment program, call Education Director Debbie Vernon at 817.860.6752 or visit our Nature School page on the Web.
Written by River Legacy Wednesday, 19 January 2011 21:48
Our Toad is enjoying its new tank renovation that more closely represents the habitat it is used too. Come by the Science Center and check it out.
Written by Kristi Friday, 07 January 2011 22:10
Fort Worth artist Billy Hassell will give an Art Talk at 2 pm, January 15 and again on February 5, regarding the Audubon Art Exhibit that is currently on display at River Legacy Living Science Center.
Hassell will discuss the relationship between John James Audubon's original watercolors and the reproduction paintings of Scott and Stuart Gentling. Audubon (1785-1852), an esteemed ornithological painter, was the inspiration for Gentling's Of Birds and Texas book, published in 1986.
The Mixed Media reproduction paintings of Scott and Stuart Gentling will be on exhibit at River Legacy Living Science Center through March 5. This is the first time these paintings have been on public exhibit outside of the Gentling's studio. The exhibit is available during the Center's regular operating hours, 9 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday, but may be closed weekdays during school programming.
Native Texan Billy Hassell has been making nature inspired paintings for more than 25 years. His colorful and expressive artworks, frequently featuring birds and indigenous plants and animals of Texas and the Gulf Coast region have been exhibited nationwide. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Houston Museum of Art, The Menil Collection, The Fort Worth Modern, The Dallas Museum of Art and numerous other public and private collections. He currently has a 30-year survey exhibition on view at the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art in Shawnee, Oklahoma through February 6.
The Art Talks are free, but reservations are required. Please RSVP for either the January 15 or February 5 event at 817.860.6752. We look forward to sharing these beautiful paintings with you.
Written by Kristi Thursday, 06 January 2011 18:57
Planning the year's special occasions, consider River Legacy Living Science Center as your unique venue whether it be a wedding, family reunion, or business retreat. The beautiful center is nestled adjacent to River Legacy Parks, and is naturally perfect for an outdoor wedding or as a peaceful alternative to hotels for a business meeting. The unique architecture of the building and its wooded surroundings make the nature center an ideal location for all types of special events. For more information, or to book your event today, e-mail email@example.com.
Written by Administrator Friday, 05 November 2010 14:27
The Devil's Cigar is starting to sprout up near dead cedar elm stumps in River Legacy Parks. It can usually be seen from fall to December. This unusual fungus releases a cloud of smoke-like spores when it opens, making a hissing sound. It can only be foud in parts of Texas and Japan.
Check out the photos on our Facebook page.
Who knew fungus could be so interesting!
Written by Administrator Thursday, 28 October 2010 10:27
River Legacy Living Science Center has been nominated in the Metroplex Baby & Kids Best of the Metroplex 2010 Family Choice Awards as the best nature center. Vote in their online poll through November 30th to let others know about this great resource in Arlington. River Legacy has been connecting families and children to nature for more than 20 years through our environmental education programs, public programs and community events. Thanks for your Vote at http://metroplexbaby.com/Best-of-the-Metroplex.html.
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 15 September 2010 12:34
Join us this Saturday, September 18, for our FREE W.A.T.E.R. Festival (Water Awareness Through Education & Recreation)! Take the H2O Water challenge, investigate invertebrates, check out Julie the Dual Flush Toilet, and see Forest the Squirrel! The event also includes creek walks, story times and a rainfall simulator demonstration.
The event is from 10 am to 3 pm at River Legacy Living Science Center. See schedule of activities below:
Creek Walks: 11 am, 12:30 pm & 2 pm
Forest the Squirrel Appearances: 11:30 am & 2 pm
Story Times: 11:30 am, 1 pm & 2 pm
Rainfall Simulator: 12 pm
Animal Exploration: 1:30 pm
The Incredible Journey, H2O Water Challenge, Invertebrate Investigations, Calling All Frogs, Pond Sampling, Water Color Painting, Toddler Area, Fish Printing, Water Music, Enviroscape Watershed & Julie, the Dual Flush Toilet.
May 25: Learn how to track and identify Bumblebees!
June 1: Discover the characteristics of one our native animals.
June 1: Participate in National Trails Day by going on one of our Guided Trail Hikes!
June 8: Go on a family-friendly guided nature walk.