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

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Nature School


River Legacy Nature School provides an environment that encourages a child’s inborn sense of wonder and curiosity to flourish. Indoor and outdoor explorations at River Legacy Living Science Center introduce children to the natural world.

  • Children ages 3 to 5 attend class once weekly for 30 weeks, September – May.
  • Every session includes a trip into the woods (weather permitting) where classroom lessons come to life.
  • Balanced curriculum encourages a hands-on, minds-on exploration of nature, enhanced through music, art, literature and dramatic play.
  • Ratio of two highly qualified teachers for every 9 to 12 children guarantees personal attention

Inquiry-based curriculum

Three-year-olds focus on the parks’ animal and plant life, exploring what those life forms need to survive. Opportunities to encounter ladybugs and snails, earthworms and opossums, native wildflowers and so much more build the students’ understanding of nature’s diverse life forms.

Four- and five-year-olds(not enrolled in kindergarten) turn their attention to River Legacy Parks’ habitats and how they meet the needs of creatures that live there. Among the units of study are The Living Tree, The Forest Floor, The Decaying Log, and The Creek. A growing understanding of the interdependence between animals and plants fosters an appreciation of nature’s delicate balance.

For more information, contact Education Director, Debbie Vernon at 817.860.6752, ext. 105.

Read testimonials from current and past Nature School families!

Important 2015-2016 Nature School Dates

September 8: Parent Orientation at 6 pm

September 9: Parent Orientation at 10 am and 6 pm

September 10: Parent Orientation at 10 am

September 11: Classroom Visitation & Meet the Teacher; 10 am - noon & 1 to 3 pm

September 14-18: Nature School Classes Begin

October 5-9: Fall Break

November 23-27: Thanksgiving Break

December 21-January 1: Winter Break

March 14-18: Spring Break

May 9-13: Last week of Nature School classes


Important 2016-2017 Registration Dates & Info

Feb. 8: Pre-registration for current families and families enrolled in current programs

Feb. 22: Open registration for 2016-2017 Nature School

Feb. 27: Open House from 10 am to noon

Nature School Brochure




2016- 2017 Class Schedule

3-year-olds 4-year-olds/5
Mondays: 9 am - 1:55 pm Mondays: 9 am to 1:55 pm
   Tuesdays: 9 am to 12 pm 
Wednesdays: 9 am to 12 pm Wednesdays: 9 am to 12 pm 
  Thursdays: 9 am to 1:55 pm 

Fridays: 9 am to 12 pm 

Fridays: 5 to 6 years olds not enrolled in kindergarten: 9 am to 1:55 pm 



2016-2017 Tuition

For the half-day, three-hour program – $9.35 per hour for an annual fee of $845
For the five-hour, extended-day program – $9.35 per hour for an annual fee of $1,400
Note: You can pay the tuition in full at registration. Or, pay $200 at registration with the balance due by August 15. (Payment plans are also available)



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Coming soon to River Legacy

May 30: Living Science Center closed

June 3:  Enjoy a night out while your kids explore science & more at the Science Center!

June 4: Go on a family-friendly guided Nature Walk.

June 4: Participate in National Trails Day by choosing a kayak or hiking adventure!