DCVA Young Naturalist Program

Monthly educational outdoor nature immersion program for children from 5-10 years old will focus on nature exploration, team building, and honing observational skills. Indoor and outdoor programs, weather permitting. Check event schedule for topics and details. 


Young Naturalist Series: 

Special Announcement 

Different Week and Location  for 

 JUNE  ONLY 

June 1,2019

10:30-2:00 

Saturday June 1, 2019 

Join DCVA at our Canoe Ramble 

                                                  Morton Morton House 

                                                     Details Click Here 




     Aurora Dizel - Youth Education Coordinator 


     Has been developing and facilitating garden and nature-based
     programs for preschoolers and kindergartners for the past

     4 years in partnership with Creative Clubhouse LLC.

     In the past year,  she has been a lead organizer of a new

     nature-based homeschooling co-op based out of Ridley

     Creek State Park and  developed weekly 4-hour 

      educational nature programs. 


Young Naturalists Series: Butterflies, Bees & Me

April 27, 2019 - 10:00-12:00

Join us at Haverford Earth Day to find out why pollinators are an essential part of our ecosystem.  Learn about butterflies and bees in their roles as pollinators and what we can do to protect and support them from the many threats they face. We will begin in the CREC, then continue our exploration outside. Plan to get your hands dirty as we plan to plant pollinator-friendly plants in a pollinator garden located behind the CREC (Bring your own gloves if you’d like to use them!).please register  Click Here


Young Naturalists Series: A Log’s Life  CANCELED 

May 25, 2019 - 10:00-12:00                       

Although a log is no longer a living tree, it is still teeming with life! We will take a closer look at logs as we discover their role as a vital part of the forest ecosystem, including the many critters that call a log home. We will begin in  the CREC, then continue our exploration outside (weather permitting).please register   Click Here 


Young Naturalists Series:  - Join us instead June 1st, and enjoy sometime floating on the Darby Creek .

JUNE 1 , 2019 - 10:30-2:00 flexible timing DCVA Canoe Ramble 


Young Naturalists Series: Wiggling Worms

July  27, 2019 - 10:00-12:00

Earthworms play many important roles in our ecosystem. Learn about these wiggly creatures and all they do for us! Be prepared for an indoor lesson in the Mud Room followed by an outdoor exploration (weather permitting)..please register   Click Here 


Young Naturalist Series : Stream Splash: Searching for Water Critters

August  24, 2019-  10:00-12:00

 Bring your water shoes or boots as we learn about stream heath by guiding you through a visual assessment and a search or macro-invertebrates (water critters) that give us water quality clues. We will begin in the Mud Room before heading down to the stream together (weather permitting).please register   Click Here 


Young Naturalist Series :  Be a Friend to Bats ( All ages are welcome to attend , special guest speakers from PA Bat Rescue) 

September 28 - 10:00-12:00

Join us and PA Bat Rescue in learning the importance of bats, their natural history, environmental impacts, how people can help bats and meet some of our non releasable education bats. Let's get to know these not-so-spooky creatures better and appreciate all the things they do for us! Be prepared for an indoor lesson in the Environmental Room  Click Here 


Young Naturalist Series :  Spiders and Their Webs

October 26  10:00- 12:00

Why do we see so many spider webs in the fall? Join us to find out as we discuss spiders and their amazing variety of webs. Be prepared for an indoor lesson in the Mud Room followed by an outdoor exploration (weather permitting). Click Here 










**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.  


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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