**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.  

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 stewardship learning opportunities will contribute to the next generation of environmentalists who will carry on our mission for a cleaner future for our watershed, and our Earth! We have recently shifted to virtual programming, but look forward to offering our indoor and outdoor programs again in the future.


Young Naturalists Lunch & Learn: Webinar with Author Connie Nye

  Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:00pm - 12:45pm

  Join us as we host local author and environmental educator Connie Nye for a fun and informative webinar! Grab your lunch and log in to learn about watersheds and stewardship with Connie Nye utilizing her fun and interactive books.

Sweet Water Hunt is a mystery novel for grades 4-7; Can He Keep It? is a picture book for younger kids and their families. Connie will read, sing, and guide participants through fun activities about nature and protecting water that make learning fun! To participate in a guided activity during the webinar, please bring with you a crayon, a piece of white paper, and a fresh (not dried out) leaf, like a maple or oak (but not poison ivy!).

‚Äč          Please register by clicking here

Young Naturalists Lunch & Learn: Webinar with Author Jennifer Keats Curtis

 Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 12:00pm - 12:45pm

  We are excited to be hosting Creek Critters author Jennifer Keats Curtis for a fun and informative webinar! Grab your lunch and log in for a read aloud and informal Q&A session. This new release from Jennifer Keats Curtis is a realistic fiction, co-authored with scientists at Stroud Water Research Center, that will demonstrate how easy it is for kids to understand the water quality of the creeks they visit by taking a closer look at the critters inhabiting it!

  Please register by clicking here


Young Naturalists Lunch & Learn: Webinar with Author Jacqueline Briggs Martin

 Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 12:00pm - 12:45pm

 We are so excited to host author Jacqueline Briggs Martin to share her book Creekfinding, a true story for kids that explains how a lost ecosystem in Iowa was brought back to life! Grab your lunch and log in for a read aloud and discussion about how the book came to be, followed by an informal Q&A session.

  Please register by clicking here


Young Naturalists Lunch & Learn: Webinar with Author Scott Russell Sanders

  Wednesday, August 29, 2020 - 12:00pm - 12:45pm

 Please join us in welcoming author Scott Russell Sanders to share his book Crawdad Creek, a beautiful story about two children discovering the beautiful and fascinating life within the creek that runs behind their house (not to mention an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children chosen by the National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council). Grab your lunch and join us as the author reads from Crawdad Creek, talks about how he came to write it, and why outdoor adventures for kids are so important.

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Past virtual programs:

World Turtle Day Virtual Workshop

Terrific Tadpoles Virtual Workshop



     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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