Habitat Exploration (2.5 hours)


What do all living things need to survive? How do animals and plants depend on each other? Students will explore Riverbend’s ecosystem to find the answers to these and other questions about local wildlife. Choose three of the following habitats to explore: pond, stream, meadow, or forest. Recommended for grades 2 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, Biology, Ecosystems, Life Sciences, Animals


25 students, 1 chaperone per 5 students


150 min.


Field Trip


K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Price Options

$13.00 per Person for School Group