**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! 


 Wednesday, June 23rd @ 12:00pm

Come along on an aquatic journey with author Kevin Kurtz as we explore his new nonfiction book Junior Scientists: Fish for Kids! Learn about the 3 types of fish, the species that live in different environments, and the best fish to keep as pets. Kids will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the author!

Register here


Thursday, July 1st @ 10:00am

Join DCVA and Ranger Gary Stolz for an exploration of freshwater aquatic wildlife! Meet in the upper parking lot of the Ridley Creek State Park Park Office and be prepared for a short hike to a stream.

  Register here

Coming Soon: Book Giveaway!

Author Brooke Smith sent us a copy of her book The Keeper of Wild Words that we will be  giving away this month! Details coming soon.




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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