**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! 


Young Naturalists Lunch & Learn: Webinar with Author Kevin Kurtz

  Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 12:00pm - 12:45pm

Come along with us on a journey through the aquatic habitat of a forested wetland. Meet birds and bobcats, along with the beavers and beetles that call the soggy forest home with author Kevin Kurtz as we explore his book A Day in a Forested WetlandGrab your lunch and learn with us!

  Please register by clicking here


Young Naturalists Lunch & Learn: Webinar with Author Shennen Bersani

  Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:00pm - 12:45pm

Join us with author & illustrator Shennen Bersani‚Äč as she shares her book Achoo! Why Pollen Counts about a young bear who does not like pollen—he’s allergic! Achoo! When his friends gather to tell him why they need pollen, Baby Bear learns that pollen is good for the forest and provides food for many animals, including him! Shennen will read from the book and answer your questions. Grab your lunch and learn with us!

  Please register by clicking here


Young Naturalists Lunch & Learn: Webinar with Author Susan Edwards Richmond

 Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 12:00pm - 12:45pm

Join us as Susan Edwards Richmond shares her book Bird Count with us! This is a story about a girl named Ava learning how to be a citizen scientist in The National Audubon Society's annual Christmas Bird Count - a sweet introduction to bird watching with simple explanations of techniques and clear descriptions of bird habitats. Grab your lunch and learn with us!

Please register by clicking 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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