Thursday, March 7, 2019

Spring Break Family Fun at the Science Center

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Pratt Industries
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Browning Seed, Inc.
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May Financial Solutions
Archer Western Construction
Martin Sprocket and Gear
The Thompson Group @ Classic Chevrolet

To join our list of annual partners and event sponsors, contact 
Becky Nussbaum at 817.860.6752, ext. 120.

Upcoming Events

Conservation Saturday - Trash Clean Up
11 am- 1 pm, March 16, River Legacy Living Science Center. Meet at the Science Center for supplies, maps and direction before heading out to pick up trash from the Science Center and Park trails. After collecting trash, participants will meet back at the Center to return supplies and receive a FREE Discovery Room Pass for your garbage collection efforts. Limited to ages 5 and up (16 and under must be accompanied by an adult). Space is limited. Please RSVP to 817.860.6752.

River Legacy Speaker Series
7 pm - 8:30 pm, March 19, River Legacy Living Science Center. Come join us for a lively discussion featuring Ruth Jackson, E.A. of the RBJ Agency, discussing the "Tax Cut Job Act of 2018 Changes" to help prepare us for the upcoming tax season. This Speaker Series is sponsored by Callaway Financial Services as a fundraiser for River Legacy. Tax-deductible donation of $20. RSVP to 817.860.6752, ext. 102.

Nature Adventurers - Adventures with Honeybees!
10 am - 11:30 am, March 21, River Legacy Living Science Center. Join us for Adventures with Honeybees! This series of occasional classes provides a special hands-on learning opportunity designed especially for preschoolers and an adult partner. Children ages 2 years 6 months to 5 years old with a parent/caregiver will participate in a hands-on lesson, classroom activities, story and song time, and go on a guided nature walk. Cost is $15 per child/adult pair per class with $5 for 1 additional child (max 2 children per adult). Space is limited. RSVP to 817.860.6752, ext. 102. Payment is due at time of registration.

Snake Encounters - Adult Workshop
1 to 2 pm, March 23. Find out what to do when you encounter a snake along a hiking trail or even in your own backyard during this workshop led by Nature's Edge Wildlife Rescue. Best suited for ages 12 and up. FREE. Space is limited. RSVP to 817.860.6752.

Artini Hour
6 to 8 pm, March 28, River
Legacy Living Science Center. Create an upcyled art project while enjoying wine and refreshments. This month, create twisted rope bead bracelets. All supplies provided. Cost is $20 per person. Valid ID required for drinks. Sign up online here.

Nature Walk
2 to 3 pm, March 30, River Legacy Living Science Center. Explore the nature trails surrounding the Science Center on a family-friendly guided nature walk. FREE. Space is limited. RSVP to 817.860.6752.

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March 2019

Enjoy a Spring Break Stay-Cation with FUN Family Adventures!

Staying close to home for Spring Break? Plan a stop at River Legacy Living Science Center. We have a week full of daily, family-fun activities waiting for you:

Tree Hikes - Monday, March 11
Go on a hike with a Naturalist to look for and identify common trees found in the forest. Magnifying glasses available to further examine the trees. Hikes depart from the Science Center.

Reptile Adventure - Tuesday, March 12
Get an up-close look at turtles, snakes or lizards during an animal investigation followed by a related craft.

Aquatic Adventures - Wednesday, March 13
Grab a dip net and see what interesting watery inhabitants you can find living in our pond. 

Mammal Adventure - Thursday, March 14
Get an up-close look and learn about different mammals found in Texas during animal investigations followed by a related craft.

Creepy Crawlers - Friday, March 15
Get an up-close look at some of our Creepy Crawler animal friends - spiders, cockroaches and more found in your own backyard or across the world, followed by a related craft.

All activities will take place at either 11:30 am; 1:30 pm or 3:30 pm. 

Two ways to participate:
  1. $2 per person for Spring Break Activity ONLY
  2. Spring Break Activity is included with purchase of Discovery Room admission ($5 for adults; $3 for children; $4 for seniors)
Ages 2 and under are free for all events, and children must be accompanied by an adult for all programs. Registration will be available beginning at 10 am the day of the event. Tickets must be purchased in-person at River Legacy Living Science Center.

Registration NOW Open for
Summer Camps & Fall Programs

Summer Class
Don't delay in making your summer or fall plans! You can register online NOW for all of River Legacy Living Science Center's engaging and exciting educational programs!

River Legacy Living Science Center has a variety of weeklong summer classes in June & July that are sure to beat those summertime boredom blues (and your students may even learn something too!) Age-appropriate classes for preschoolers to elementary students explore wildlife, science, ecology and the environment.
Outdoor Adventure Camps for grades K-6 provide tons of outdoor fun all in the setting of the best classroom on Earth - NATURE. An Extreme Outdoor Adventure for grades 7th & 8th will have your students kayaking, hiking, and rock climbing while learning some valuable outdoor skills.

Visit  for a complete schedule of class days, dates and times. For more information, contact registrar Jennifer Zamboni at 817.860.6752, ext. 102.

This unique preschool enrichment program gives children ages 3 to 6 a natural place to learn, play and grow where lessons venture outside the classroom and into nature. Nature School provides small, enriching classroom environments, captivating live animals, nature walks, story times, art and dramatic play. Half day and extended day options are available, as well as a two-day-a-week program on Tuesdays & Thursdays for 4-year-olds.  An engaging and advanced curriculum for children ages 5 to 6 is held on Fridays and is a great supplement to Mother's Day Out, alternative kindergarten programs, and home school.

Learn more at or contact Education Director Sherrie Ripple at 817.860.6752, ext. 105 to schedule a classroom visit.

Enrich your science curriculum using the abundant resources of River Legacy Park and River Legacy Living Science Center. Classes explore the plant and animal life of River Legacy Park through outdoor nature walks, live animals, specimens and more. Classes meet once a month on selected Wednesdays from 2 to 4 pm September through April (except December).

Get the 2019-2020 class schedule here or contact registrar Jennifer Zamboni at 817.860.6752, ext. 102 to learn more.

Students in grades K-6th explore the plants, animals and habitats of a riparian forest in the middle of the Metroplex during fun and engaging After-School Clubs. From trees, to frogs to the weather, a different topic is explored each month and sometimes includes a field trip or off-site visit.  Clubs meet once a month on selected Tuesdays  from 4:15 to 6:15 pm September through April (except December).

Get the 2019-2020 schedule here or contact registrar Jennifer Zamboni at 817.860.6752, ext. 102 to learn more.

Registration is available online for all of these programs.

We Put the FUN in FUNdraisers!
Two upcoming fundraisers support the environmental educational programs at River Legacy Living Science Center!

Regatta Build and sail a cardboard boat or just come to soak up the event-day festivities during this fun-soaked day at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. Boat registration is available through April 1. Sink or sail, this wildly popular event is fun for all ages! Event day highlights include building a boat on site; winning fabulous FUN prizes in our Whale Sail; enjoying live entertainment and activities in Splashwater Beach; and participating in fun games and contests in our Children's Area that includes Hula Hoop and Limbo contests and a Mini-Boat RainGutter Regatta! For more information, visit or contact Kristi Payne at 817.860.6752, ext. 107. Event sponsorships with marketing and advertising benefits are also still available.

Clay Shoot Logo Join emcee Scott Murray and Jay Novacek for fun friendly competition at our annual Sporting Clay Shoot at Defender Outdoors Clay Sports Ranch. Highlights of the event include 100 rounds of clays; supplied shells, lunch, awards, live auction, raffles and prizes! Sponsorships and team registration are available now through May 6. For more information, visit or contact Shannon Porter at 817.860.6752, ext. 119.
Future environmental stewards start here. Make a difference. Support the work of River Legacy Foundation.
River Legacy Foundation, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard, Arlington, TX 76006

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