**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! 


Saturday, March 19th, 9:00am-10:30am 

Trout Release at Ridley Creek State Park

Join Aurora and Ranger Gary to learn about fresh water fish, the trout hatchery at Ridley Creek State Park, and what we can do to protect their habitat! We will even have the chance to help stock the local creek with trout, if you'd like to lend a hand. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Be sure to wear shoes that will keep feet dry. Click here to register.

Wednesday, April 13th, 10:00am-11:30am

Aquatic Bug Discovery at Haverford Reserve

Join Aurora to learn all about aquatic bugs! We will meet in the mudroom of the Haverford CREC to do some activities before heading outside to search for bugs together in the stream. Please wear shoes to keep toes dry, and dress in clothes that can getting dirty. Click here to register.

Saturday, May 28th, 10:00am-12:00pm

Let's Make Native Seed Bombs at Glenolden Park

Join Aurora to learn all about native plants and why they are so good for pollinators and water quality! We will meet at Glenolden Park. Please dress in clothes that can get messy. Click here to register.

 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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