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Riverbend Park offers educational programs for school groups Tuesday through Friday, based on availability. Naturalists may use live animals, models, biofacts, and other fun materials to teach programs about Florida’s native wildlife, conservation, and recreation! We can accommodate up to 60 participants per day. We can offer multiple program days for those groups that exceed the daily maximum capacity. All programs are 90 minutes in length unless otherwise noted. Programs are run outdoors, so closed-toe shoes, drinking water, and sun protection are recommended.
Group programs are scheduled at least two weeks in advance by reservation only. To book a program, complete aProgram Reservation Request Form
and email it to email@example.com
or drop it off at the park office. After receiving the completed request(s), a confirmation/invoice is provided. One payment is due for the whole group by the date of the program and accepted as cash, check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover. In addition, waivers must be signed by each participant and/or guardian if under the age of 18.
Please note: There is a $30 program fee minimum for all school programs. Please call the park office at 561-741-1359 for more information.
Activities promote environmental awareness, conservation, and recreation.
SCHOOL PROGRAMS – Grades K-12 ($2 per student)
Pioneer History: Through a guided tour, along with interaction and observation, participants will be able to compare and contrast old and modern Florida and learn how technology has impacted both the people and the land.
Seminole War History: Through a guided tour and presentations by our partner group, the Loxahatchee Battlefield Preservationists, students learn about the Second Seminole War and the battles that occurred here at Loxahatchee Battlefield Park.
Reptiles and Amphibians: Learn about the differences between reptiles and amphibians with the help of live animals, biofacts, and visuals. A guided tour of our trails is included as we search for some wild examples of reptiles and amphibians.
South Florida Animals: Explore South Florida wildlife with a presentation including a live animal, biofacts, and visuals. Participants also take a guided tour on our trails through different habitats and learn about native plants and animals.
Wetland Dipnetting: Learn about the different types of wetlands and how they are important to both animals and humans while experiencing how to collect and observe various aquatic organisms.