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.
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River Legacy borrowed our two pet rats that we saved from the reptile Expo named Lucky and Bingo! They were celebrity gues they were celebrity guest well spending a few days at River Legacy teaching the kids about animals... thank you River Legacy lucky and bingo were honored and will come back anytime but we're glad to get back to their two-story home at the Phillips house !