DCVA Young Naturalist Program

Monthly educational outdoor nature immersion program for children from 5-10 years old will focus on nature exploration, team building, and honing observational skills. Indoor and outdoor programs, weather permitting. Check event schedule for topics and details. 


Winter Trees Young Naturalist Series: Trees In Winter  

February 23, 2019 

10:00-12:00 

There is so much to learn and observe about trees in the winter months! From buds, to bark, to wildlife habitat, we will begin our exploration of winter trees inside at the Haverford CREC, then we will bundle up and head outdoors to take a closer look at the unique beauty that trees in winter have to offer.

This is a free event - please register 

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     Aurora Dizel - Youth Education Coordinator 


     Has been developing and facilitating garden and nature-based
     programs for preschoolers and kindergartners for the past

     4 years in partnership with Creative Clubhouse LLC.

     In the past year,  she has been a lead organizer of a new

     nature-based homeschooling co-op based out of Ridley

     Creek State Park and  developed weekly 4-hour 

      educational nature programs. 


Young Naturalists Series: Robins in Springtime

March 23, 2019 - 10:00-12:00

Many believe catching a glimpse of robins outside their window indicates the arrival of Spring. The question is, did they ever really leave or where they just in hiding for the winter? Let's get to know the American robin better, giving us an even deeper appreciation for these charming birds. We will begin in the CREC, then continue our exploration outside (weather permitting). please register Click here 


Young Naturalists Series: Butterflies, Bees & Me

April 27, 2019 - 10:00-12:00

Join us at Haverford Earth Day to find out why pollinators are an essential part of our ecosystem.  Learn about butterflies and bees in their roles as pollinators and what we can do to protect and support them from the many threats they face. We will begin in the CREC, then continue our exploration outside. Plan to get your hands dirty as we plan to plant pollinator-friendly plants in a pollinator garden located behind the CREC (Bring your own gloves if you’d like to use them!).please register  Click Here


Young Naturalists Series: A Log’s Life

May 25, 2019 - 10:00-12:00

Although a log is no longer a living tree, it is still teeming with life! We will take a closer look at logs as we discover their role as a vital part of the forest ecosystem, including the many critters that call a log home. We will begin in  the CREC, then continue our exploration outside (weather permitting).please register   Click Here 

**DCVA would like to use photo's we obtain during our program for news articles, website and other promotional items. If you wish for your child not to be photographed please let us know.  


Darby Creek Valley Association P.O. Box 732 Drexel Hill, PA 19026   |   Phone: 484.222.2502
Jaclyn Rhoads, President – president@dcva.org
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