Nature School

Nature School

Enroll Now for 2020-2021 Nature School Classes

To enroll, contact the Registrar at 817.860.6752 ext. 102 or via email.

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What is Nature School?

River Legacy Nature School provides an environment that encourages a child’s inborn sense of wonder and curiosity to flourish. Indoor and outdoor explorations at River Legacy Living Science Center introduce children to the natural world.

  • Children ages 3 to 5/6 (not yet enrolled in kindergarten) attend class once weekly for 30 weeks, September – May. Twice a week classes available for 4-year-olds.

  • Every session includes a trip into the woods, weather permitting, where classroom lessons come to life.

  • Balanced curriculum encourages a hands-on, minds-on exploration of nature – enhanced through music, art, literature and dramatic play.

  • Ratio of 2 highly qualified teachers for every 9 to 12 children guarantees personal attention.

Inquiry based curriculum

3 year olds focus on River Legacy Park’s animal and plant life, exploring what they need to survive. Opportunities to encounter ladybugs and snails, earthworms and opossums, native wildflowers and so much more build their understanding of nature’s diverse life forms.

4 & 5/6 year olds (not yet enrolled in kindergarten) turn their attention to River Legacy Park’s habitats and how they meet the needs of creatures that live there. Among the units of study are The Living Tree, The Forest Floor, The Decaying Log, and The Creek. A growing understanding of the interdependence between animals and plants fosters an appreciation of nature’s delicate balance.

Nature School Sets Students on a Path to Love Learning

2020-2021 Class Schedule


  • Mondays: 9 am to 1:55 pm (bring lunch)**
  • Wednesdays: 9 am to 12 pm
  • Fridays: 9 am to 1:55 pm
    (bring lunch)**


  • Mondays: 9 am to 1:55 pm (bring lunch)*
  • Wednesdays: 9 am to 12 pm**
  • Twice a Week Class:
    Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9 am to 12 pm*


  • Fridays: 9 am to 1:55 pm** 
    (bring lunch)
    5-year-olds not yet enrolled in kindergarten are welcome in the Friday 5-year-old class or any 4-year-old class.

*Denotes that this class is FULL. Wait list is available.

**Denotes that class is currently closed. If you are interested in registering for this class, please contact the Registrar via email or at 817.860.6752 ext. 102

Call Education Director Sherrie Ripple at 817.860.6752, ext. 105 to learn more or to schedule a classroom visit. Limited spaces may also be available for the current year.
Contact the Registrar or call 817.860.6752, ext. 102 for current enrollment openings.

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