River Bend School Programs-More to come!

Over 14,000 school students visit River Bend each year for an outdoor extension of their classroom curriculum. Our unique setting and talented naturalists can bring virtually any nature or outdoor topic to life. Please email education@rbnc.org for more information on our current programs

Science Club

On monthly early dismissal school days, students in grades 1-5 from Faribault Public Schools and Cannon River STEM School are invited to an engaging and fun science-based learning program with games, crafts and a snack provided at River Bend Nature Center.  At the end of the school day, students are transported to River Bend by bus and after Science Club, students ride the bus back to school.  A River Bend staff member is present until all students are picked up.

Cost is $25 per student for each Science Club. Scholarships are available.


Home School Programs

River Bend offers a monthly "Science Day" that typically takes place on the last Monday of the month. Our programs are led by our experienced education staff. The classes are designed to provide students with an enriching hands-on experience to supplement their science lessons. All classes include an outdoor component! If you're interested in a custom program lead by our naturalists contact us at education@rbnc.org.

Click here to register for this month's Homeschool program.