Nature Programs

The Burlington County Parks System offers many educational nature programs.  Taking place both indoors and outdoors, a vast array of topics are covered for all age groups throughout the year.  Whether you're enjoying a guided walk in the park, a lecture series, butterfly walk, or canoeing, there's always something to learn about nature!

Just a sampling of nature programs that are offered on a recurring basis:

  • Birding
  • Butterfly programs
  • Dawn Walks
  • Fly fishing
  • Frog call surveys
  • Junior Ranger Program
  • Moonlit Walks
  • Natural Science Lecture Series
  • Nocturnal Insects
  • Seasonal Hikes
  • Tots & Treks
  • Tuesday Talks & Friday Forums
  • Young Naturalist Program
For a list of current nature programs, click here.

In the summer months the Burlington County Parks System provides special youth programs: The Young Naturalist Program and the Junior Ranger Program.

Junior Ranger Program
The Junior Ranger Program is a free summer program for children ages 5-12. When you register online, you will be given a link to download the activity packets for the appropriate age group. The activities in the program packets can be completed on your own time throughout the summer. There are also many individual events led by park staff that coincide with the Junior Ranger Program. 

Young Naturalist Program
The Young Naturalist Program (YNP) is a free program for teenagers.  This program will allow teens with an interest in the environment to develop a greater appreciation of the outside world.

Young Naturalist Program photos
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Souvenir Badges for Junior Ranger Program Completion
Junior Ranger Program photos
The Rancocas Nature Center offers programming and a summer day camp! Visit
for more information.

Rancocas Nature Center