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! You will find these and other programs on our website calendar, seasonal booklet of programs, and in our online registration catalog.  Some examples of recurring nature programs are:
 
Burlington County Parks cumulative bird checklist
This is a current list of all the bird species that have officially been documented in the Burlington County Parks and what time of year they can be found.  For complete species lists for individual County Parks, please go to the corresponding park page on our website.
great horned owl
Junior Ranger Program photos

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

Programs for schools and scouts

Customized programs for school groups and scout groups are available by appointment.  See links below for more information. Email Parks@co.burlington.nj.us to request a program.

Schools

Girl Scouts
Boy Scouts

Indoor Programs

The Parks System offers a wide variety of indoor programs led by Park Naturalists. The following programs are presented at various locations as a part of our public schedule and can be brought to your location to customize an educational program for your school, group, or organization:

Examples of available presentations:

  • Amphibians
  • Bee Aware
  • Beneficial Insects
  • Birding 101
  • Birds in Winter
  • Birds of Prey
  • Beautiful Butterflies and Crazy Caterpillars
  • Burlington County Parks System Overview
  • Digital Nature Photography
  • Dragonflies and Damselflies
  • Fungi & Lichens
  • Life that Glows: UV-induced visible fluorescence
  • Native or Alien: Plants & Fungi
  • Native or Alien: Insects
  • Reptiles
  • The Secret World of Plants and Pollinators
  • Wildlife in Winter
  • Winter Waterfowl

Click here for a full description of each presentation (PDF).

To request information or to schedule one of the listed programs, please contact us at 609-265-5858 or request by email.

Rancocas Nature Center

The Rancocas Nature Center offers programming and a summer day camp! Visit www.rancocasnaturecenter.org
for more information.

Rancocas Nature Center

Rancocas Nature Center

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