Group Programs for Children & Young Adults

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North River offers a variety of fun and educational nature-based programs for Scout troops, birthdays, homeschools, and more.

Hundreds of acres of grassland, woodlands, and wetlands provide opportunities for bird watching, wildlife observation, and trail explorations. Our Discovery Room, bird and butterfly gardens, and nature play areas provide additional learning spaces to connect with nature.


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Scout Programs

Scouts looking for butterflies at North River Wildlife Sanctuary

We offer programs for all levels of Girl and Boy Scouts. Our qualified educators are available to lead groups, exploring diverse habitats of the wildlife sanctuaries and covering many natural history topics. We can design a program to fulfill the requirements of a specific badge. Programs are offered after school or on weekends and include: Leave No Trace, EcoExplorers, and Sharing Your World with Wildlife. Ask us about opportunities for Eagle or Gold Award projects.

For more information and pricing, please send us a program request.


Birthday Parties

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Unfortunately we are unable to offer birthday party packages at any of our sanctuaries at this time.

You are still welcome to meet up with family and friends to explore the sanctuary whenever we are open to the public. Please be sure to check the latest visitor updates before making your plans.


Homeschool Programs

A salamander on the hands of a student

Our programs are designed to encourage children to interact with the environment through nature exploration and science-based learning. Group building activities and games encourage cooperation and having fun in the outdoors. Many of our school and group programs can be adapted to meet the needs of homeschool groups.

For more information and pricing, please send us a program request.


Preschool Programs

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These programs provide wonderful learning opportunities for your preschool students. The programs are a mix of hands-on activities, experiments, songs, demonstrations, stories, and nature walks. Our programs are specially designed to strengthen listening and observation skills while teaching students about the natural world.

For more information and pricing, please send us a program request.


Party & Function Rentals

North River Wildlife Sanctuary Nature Center

We are currently unable to rent space to individuals or groups for parties, weddings, or other functions until further notice.

You are still welcome to meet up with family and friends to explore the sanctuary whenever we are open to the public. Please be sure to check the latest visitor updates before making your plans.


Looking for Group Programs for Adults?

North River offers educational programs for garden clubs, senior centers, historical groups, and many other clubs and organizations.

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