**DCVA may use photos obtained during our programs for news articles, website and other promotional items. If you prefer your child is not photographed please let us know.

DCVA Young Naturalist Program

Our monthly educational nature immersion program is geared towards children from 5-10 years old with a focus on nature exploration, cultivating curiosity, and honing observational skills. We believe providing environmental learning opportunities will contribute to the next generation of environmentalists to carry on our mission for a cleaner future for our watershed, and our Earth! 


Thursday, July 22nd @ 4:00 pm

Storytime by the Creek - The Willows Park (Radnor Township)

Author Brooke Smith sent us a copy of her book The Keeper of Wild Words that we will be  featuring (and giving away to one lucky attendee!) at our first in a series of Storytime by the Creek events! Beginning in July we will be hosting story times at various parks in the watershed where we can enjoy the beauty of the creek while hearing a story and doing an activity together. 

            Register here

Tuesday, August 24th @ 10:00 am

Storytime by the Creek - Hoffman Park, Lansdowne


This is the second in our series of children's story times at various parks in the watershed where we can enjoy the beauty of the creek while hearing a story and doing an activity together!  We will be meeting near the pavilion at Hoffman Park; we recommend bringing a blanket or towel to sit on.

           Register here

Have a seat on a mossy log in our virtual forest library and click to explore our past programs:

Or find our past virtual programs on our Environmental Education page.



     Aurora Dizel - Youth Education Coordinator 


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

     4 years for Creative Clubhouse LLC and Haverford Township

     Recreation's Tadpoles summer camp. She was a lead

     organizer of a nature-based homeschooling co-op based 

     out of Ridley Creek State Park, developing weekly 4-hour 

     educational nature immersion programs.


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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