Environmental Challenges


Students will work in teams to investigate real environmental challenges happening at and around Riverbend and prepare a solution for one of the problems to present to the larger group. Challenges include food security, soil erosion, invasive species, and stream runoff. This program is designed for students in grades 8 and up.

Offered At

Riverbend Environmental Education Center

Riverbend Environmental Education Center sits on a 30-acre preserve in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania. We teach environmental principles to children in Southeastern Pennsylvania through a direct connection with nature, inspiring respect for our natural world, and action as aware, responsible and caring citizens. All of our programs focus on engaging children in the practices of science, including asking questions, making observations, and collecting data.

Some of our programs take place at neighboring preserves located within a short drive of Riverbend's main campus.

Our programs typically begin at 10AM, but we are happy to be flexible to meet our schools' needs. If you would like your program to begin earlier or later, please let us know!

Please note- Riverbend has a minimum program fee of $125 per group.



Science, Ecosystems, Earth's Systems, Weather And Climate, Engineering


25 students, 1 chaperone per 5 students


150 min.


Field Trip


6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Price Options

$15.00 per Person for School Group