Philadelphia Children Access Nature

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Program Category: Fee Structure, Free, Grade Level, 3 - 6, and K-2

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  • Riverbend’s Philadelphia Children Access Nature program seeks to improve science education in K-5th grade classrooms in the City of Philadelphia. The program includes extensive professional development for teachers, including workshops, mentoring and the modeling of lessons in their classroom. Teachers also receive lessons for their students in the classroom and field trip experiences.


    Organization Name: Riverbend Environmental Education Center
    Organization Street Address: n/a
    Organization City, State, Zip: Gladwyne, PA 19035
    Organization Phone Number: 610-527-5234
    Short Description of Organization:

    Riverbend Environmental Education Center's mission is to teach environmental principles to children in Southeastern Pennsylvania through a direct connection to nature, inspiring respect for our natural world and action as aware, responsible and caring citizens. Riverbend does this through a wide variety of education programs both on our 30 acre preserve and in classrooms throughout the region. A large portion of our programming with schools includes serving school is low-income area.

    Program Street Address: 1950 Spring Mill Rd
    Program Phone Number: 610-527-5234
    Which one best describes your organization?: Non-Profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: No
    Accepting Mentors: No


    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Yes
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Earth and or Space Science
    • Environment Science
    • Zoology
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply): No other activities
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Yes


    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Center City
    • South Philadelphia
    • Southwest Philadelphia
    • West Philadelphia
    • Lower North Philadelphia
    • Bridesburg-Kensington-Richmond
    • Roxborough-Manayunk
    • Germantown-Chestnut Hill
    • Olney-Oak Lane
    • Near Northeast Philadelphia
    • Far Northeast Philadelphia
    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Summer
    • During school


    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: 101-500 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Less than 2 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Kindergarten - 2nd grade
    • 3rd - 6th grade
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    • Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Latino
    • Caucasian
    • Asian
    • Native American
    • Middle Eastern
    • Multi-Ethnic
    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: 76-100%
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Groups only
    Can your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: No


    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: No
    If participants need to pay for your STEM program, are scholarships available?: Yes
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: Other



    Please select the applicable categories: Fee Structure, Free, Grade Level, 3 - 6, and K-2
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