River Legacy
703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd.
(at Cooper Street)
Arlington, TX 76006 US
817.860.6752

River Legacy

Summer Classes

Summer adventures at River Legacy Living Science Center provide students with an exciting hands-on, minds-on opportunity to explore the natural world.

  • A variety of weeklong programs in June and July offer children engaging ways to learn about wildlife, ecology and the environment.
  • Age-appropriate curriculums benefit preschool children through 8th grade.
  • All classes feature investigations both inside the Living Science Center and outdoors in the rich resources of River Legacy Parks.
  • Classes fill on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Children should come dressed for both indoor and outdoor explorations. Closed-toe shoes are strongly recommended.

For more information, call 817.860.6752, ext. 102. 

Important 2016 Summer Dates

Pre-Registration: Monday, February 8*

* For families enrolled in 2015 Summer Classes or current programs

Open Registration: Monday, February 22

NEW – Outdoor Adventure Week – June 13-17

Week 1 – June 20-24

Week 2 – June 27-July 1

Week 3 – July 11-15

Week 4 – July 18-22

Week 5 – July 25-29

2016 Brochure 

 

Classes and Class Schedules - 2017 

NEW: Outdoor Adventure Camp

Grades K-6th

Trees, tents and toads, Oh My! 
Kick off your summer with some exciting outdoor fun! Experience a variety of nature-filled adventures like woodland survival and camping skills,eco-friendly projects and water fun, all in the setting of River Legacy Parks' animal-rich outdoor classroom. Class will meet at and dismiss daily from River Legacy Living Science Center, but the bulk of the day will take place in the "best classroom of all – nature!!"

9 am - 4 pm  •  June 13-17 •  $235  •  Bring a Sack Lunch

 Preschool (Children must be 3, 4, or 5/entering kindergarten by the session date in which they are enrolled. Also, they must be fully toilet trained.)

3-year-olds

Scales & Tails
Spend a week meeting a scaly assortment of River Legacy's cold-blooded creatures and learn what it takes to be a reptile.

9 am - 12 pm  •  June 20 - 24  •  $185
9 am - 12 pm  •  June 27 - July 1  •  $185

Winged Wonders
What would you do if YOU had wings? Learn about some of River Legacy's wonderful winged creatures and the surprising things they can do with THEIR wings.

9 am - 12 pm  •  July 11 - 15 •  $185
9 am - 12 pm  •  July 18 - 22 •  $185 

4-year-olds

Animal Sense-Abilities
How does an earthworm hear? Why do snails wave their eyes around on stalks? You know how we use our senses - now learn how animals' senses help them to survive in River Legacy Parks.

9 am - 12 pm OR 1 - 4 pm  •  June 20 - 24  •  $185
9 am - 12 pm  •  June 27 - July 1  •  $185

Hide & Seek 
What do you do when something wants to EAT you? Learn how some of the animals in River Legacy Parks hunt for their food – and how they escape from their predators.

9 am - 12 pm OR 1 - 4 pm  •  July 11 - 15 •  $185
9 am - 12 pm  •  July 18 - 22 •  $185  

5-year-olds/Entering kindergarten

Mighty Morphs
Meet some of nature's "transformers" and learn about the mighty big changes they undergo during the astonishing process of metamorphosis.

9 am - 12 pm OR 1 - 4 pm  •  June 20 - 24 •  $185
9 am - 4 pm  •  June 27 - July 1 •  $235  •  Bring a Sack Lunch

Wet & Wild
Join in a hands-on exploration of the special features and abilities that allow certain plants and animals to survive in the watery environments of River Legacy Parks.

9 am - 12 pm OR 1 - 4 pm  •  July 11 - 15 •  $185
9 am - 4 pm  •  July 18 - 22 •  $235  •  Bring a Sack Lunch 

1st8th Grades 

Entering 1st  & 2nd Grades

Slime Sleuths (Scouting Badge Connection)
It's CSI: River Legacy! Be a part of the investigative team working to solve a woodland slime mystery. Young sleuths will have the chance to hone their math, science and investigation skills, dabble in chemistry and engage in a variety of art and literary experiences while examining the interesting roles of slime in nature.

June 20 - 24  •  9 am - 4 pm  •  $235  •  Bring a Sack Lunch

June 27 - July 1  •  9 am - 4 pm  •  $235   •  Bring a Sack Lunch

July 25 - 29  •  9 am - 4 pm  •  $235  •  Bring a Sack Lunch 

Eggstraordinary Eggs (Scouting Badge Connection)
Eggs are everywhere – hidden under the ground, floating atop the water, nestled among the branches of trees, concealed inside our homes. Through careful observations and daily, hands-on investigations of eggs and egg-laying animals, students will learn how extremely exciting exploring eggs can be!

July 11 - 15  •  9 am - 4 pm  •  $235  •  Bring a Sack Lunch

July 18 - 22  •  9 am - 4 pm   •  $235  •  Bring a Sack Lunch

July 25 - 29  •  9 am - 4 pm  •  $235  •  Bring a Sack Lunch 

Entering 3rd & 4th grades

PSI: Pond Scene Investigations (Scouting Badge Connection)
What allows a pond to support its inhabitants, and what adaptations do these creatures have that allow them to live in it? Investigate these questions, experience close-up encounters with River Legacy Parks' aquatic residents, and participate in real chemistry experiments.

June 20 - 24  •  9 am - 4 pm  •  $235  •  Bring a Sack Lunch 

June 27 - July 1  •  9 am - 4 pm    $235  •  Bring a Sack Lunch

Hands-on Herpetology (Scouting Badge Connection)
Engage in an up-close investigation of turtles, snakes, lizards, frogs, toads and more. Students will have the opportunity to safely handle reptiles and amphibians in the classroom and will search for and identify native herps in the park.

July 11 - 15  •  9 am - 4 pm  •  $235  •  Bring a Sack Lunch 

July 18 - 22  •  9 am - 4 pm  •  $235  •  Bring a Sack Lunch

 

Entering 5th & 6th Grades

Nature's Nocturnal Wonders II - It's a Hoot! -- Includes a Thursday Night Sleepover (Scouting Badge Connection)
Look deeply into the mysteries of the dark to catch a glimpse of the rarely seen nocturnal inhabitants of River Legacy Parks. This evening class includes a Thursday night sleepover with a pizza party and a night hike and an up-close observation of live owls and the fascinating adaptations that make them one of nature's nocturnal wonders. Class concludes at 8 am Friday morning.

June 20 - 24  •  6 to 9 pm M, T, W; 6 pm Thurs to 8 am Fri  •  $205

June 27 - July 1  •  6 to 9 pm M, T, W; 6 pm Thurs to 8 am Fri. •  $205  

Animal Care 101 (Scouting Badge Connection)
Have you ever wondered what it takes to care for live animals on exhibit at the Science Center? Come explore the different habitats of our North Texas animals. Work with a Naturalist to learn about the animals in our collection, assist with their daily care routines, and create new exhibit environments for them!

July 11 - 15  •  9 am - 4 pm  •  $235  •  Bring a Sack Lunch

July 18 - 22  •  9 am - 4pm   •  $235  •  Bring a Sack Lunch

July 25 - 29  •  9 am - 4pm   •  $235  •  Bring a Sack Lunch 

Entering 7th & 8th Grades

Amusement Park Science!  (Scouting Badge Connection)
Explore the exciting world of amusement park rides and games. Using hands-on activities, students will familiarize themselves with science and engineering concepts like velocity, gravity, centripetal force, potential & kinetic energy, and many others. We'll even build our own mini-roller coaster! The class will conclude with a visit to Six Flags Over Texas for a day of observations, calculations and riding!

July 25 - 28  •  9 am - 4 pm  •  $255  •  Bring a Sack Lunch
Class Fee includes ticket to Six Flags  
•  Class meets Mon-Thurs

 

Now read about our:

Coming soon to River Legacy

Feb. 11: Preschoolers & Parents can enjoy learning about frogs together!


Feb. 11: Enjoy recycled art & a special martini drink!


Feb. 13: Be a citizen-scientist & participate in fun bird-related activities!


Feb. 22:  Register now for Nature School & Summer Classes!