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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Educational Services, Environment, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection, Parks & Playgrounds

Mission: Our mission is to share the message of habitat preservation and environmental stewardship through environmental education. Impacting children from Pre-K to 8th grade, first-hand experiences in nature teach students about protecting our habitats, watersheds and natural resources.

Results: Since it was built in 1996 in collaboration with the Arlington Parks Department, River Legacy Foundation’s Living Science Center has educated over 500,000 North Texas students through its environmental education programs.

Target demographics: inspire the next generation of environmental stewards

Direct beneficiaries per year: approximately 14,000 children attended our programs, 40,000 visitors to the Living Science Center total

Geographic areas served: Tarrant County

Programs: Field Investigations and other programs that teach environmental science to more than 14,000 urban K – 8th grade students annually. During their exploration of this gem of wilderness in the city, they’ll learn a bit about what the woods have to teach. They might see a bobcat family dash out of sight into the shadows of the cypress trees. They’ll watch great blue herons glide by in prehistoric splendor over the pond. They’ll sit in the shade of towering chinquapin oaks, hearing the chatter of chickadees, the tap tap tapping of yellow-bellied sapsuckers, and the rattle of belted kingfishers. The River Legacy Foundation continues its long-term partnership with the Arlington Independent School District by providing 2nd & 4th grade students fun hands-on activities and field experiences aligned with Texas science standards. A series of interactive learning experiences launch the concepts of problem solving, critical inquiry and the scientific method.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Having lived in Arlington, TX for numerous years, I had heard great stories of the educational programs being offered at River Legacy. A friend asked me to volunteer at their fall festival, After Dark in the Park, 5 years ago...I have been a true believer ever since. I now volunteer for several special events each year plus at the front desk half day a week. It is such a wonderful atmosphere of nature and those who believe in preserving our natural heritage along the Trinity River. What fun to see parents who attended Nature School bring their children in for the exhibits and the schools. Keep up the great work.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

River Legacy Foundation provides an excellent environmental education facility and is active in the community with its After Dark in the Park event for children, gift wrapping at Barnes and Noble and the Cardboard Boat Regatta.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

River Legacy Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) that was founded in 1988 as a public and private partnership with the city of Arlington and its Parks and Recreation Department. It provides amenities in the park, which include pavilions, pedestrian bridges and trails and has recently added a canoe launch. The River Legacy Living Science center provides environmental education programs for children as young as three, to expose children to the wonders of nature. They have impacted 14,000 youth through their Field Investigation program in partnership with the Arlington school district. The park and Living Science Center provide excellent venues for learning and recreation. The location so near the Trinity River and adjacent wetlands offers viewing like no other Arlington park! It is Arlington's best kept secret, but most loved park, with the added bonus of a newly renovated nature center!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

River Legacy Parks & the River Legacy Nature Center in Arlington, Tx is a wonderful location to get outside and enjoy the wild. The Nature Cemter has exhibits and activites year round as well as school programs for all ages. The Parks have miles of paved & unpaved trails for biking, hiking or just walking. A varity of wildlike can be seen including some times a bobcat or two. The Trinity River runs trough the park and there is a canoe launch available at the North entrance to the park. Come check it out!