Wednesday, March 20, 2013
In two hours you can learn skills like how to build a shelter.
Just because you don't live in the wilderness does not mean you won't find yourself there one day. So Riverbend Environmental Education Center is holding a Wilderness Survival program on Sunday, March 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. The program will build you survival skills, including starting a fire and building a shelter. Donations will be accepted for the program. You can pre-register at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 610-527-5234 x108. In other Riverbend news, work is continuing on a planned aquaponics greenhouse. The Gladwyne facility wants to establish a system wherein military veterans from Veteran Community Farms raise crops and fish together in a greenhouse that would also form the basis of new educational programs. For more about …
Friday, March 1, 2013
The environmental education center in Gladwyne is open year-round.
Riverbend Environmental Education Center in Gladywne is open year-round. Bryn Mawr Patch stopped into the center on Thursday and took some photos. Soon enough the woods will be covered with leaves and crowded with children. But on Thursday, it was a quiet day. Riverbend is picking up on a wave of parents' desire to foster and support the love of nature in young children. Starting in the fall the center will be offering a morning and afternoon kindergarten program at their 30-acre property.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Riverbend Environmental Education Center is creating a program where nature is the main learning environment.
You may not have heard the term "Nature Deficit Disorder," but you may wonder where are all the children as you drive by our sprawling but empty lawns during much of the year. Some experts say that children are spending so much time indoors that they link obesity, attention disorders, and depression to a lack of exposure to the natural world. Riverbend Environmental Education Center in Gladwyne is picking up on a wave of parents' desire to foster and support the love of nature in young children. Starting in the fall the center will be offering a morning and afternoon kindergarten program at their 30-acre property. Children will be transported by bus to the center to or from Gladwyne Elementary School during the middle of each day. …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The school district also obtained approval for a renovation plan.
Lower Merion's Planning Commission on Monday night voted to expedite a plan to establish an aquaponics greenhouse at the Riverbend Environmental Education Center in Gladwyne. As Patch originally reported in October, Riverbend intends to collaborate with Veteran Community Farms to find and train military veterans to tend to 4,500 square feet of plants and fish living in symbiosis. The project also would include a composting bathroom, a gravel path and a rain garden. The commission granted a waiver of the land development plan process, which township staff endorse for nonprofit entities in certain cases, said assistant building and planning director Chris Leswing. Riverbend executive director Laurie Bachman said the plan would next face …