Nature School

Nature School

This year, we are using an exciting new registration software! Click the “Enroll Now” button and hit “Sign Up” in the top right corner. Fill out your information, and hit the button on the bottom saying “Sign Up” to create your parent portal account and register for classes.

Once you have set up an account you’ll receive a confirmation email. If you don’t see this in your inbox, please check your spam folder.

Log in to your parent portal account to make changes, update student information, and make payments.

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

2021-2022 Class Schedule


Mondays: 9 am to 1:55 pm (bring lunch) *

Wednesdays: 9 am to 1:55 pm (bring lunch) *

Fridays: 9 am to 12 pm


Mondays: 9 am to 1:55 pm (bring lunch) *

Wednesdays: 9 am to 1:55 pm (bring lunch)

Twice a Week Class:
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9 am to 12 pm *

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

Required Forms

Universal Student Information: Please complete after online registration. Link to the form is available during the registration process and in confirmation email.

Immunization/Medical Form: Please submit an updated copy annually. Link to the form is available during the registration process and in confirmation email, or you may download here.

To Learn More

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 additional questions.

Nature School COVID-19 Protocol

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