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
  • Junior Ranger Program
  • Moonlit Walks
  • Natural Science Lecture Series
  • Seasonal Hikes
  • Tuesday Talks & Friday Forums
  • Young Naturalist Program
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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. 


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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
The Parks System offers a wide variety of indoor programs led by Park Naturalists.  The following programs can be brought to your location to customize an educational program for your school, group, or organization:
Powerpoint Presentations: 
  • Amphibians
  • Bee Aware
  • Beneficial Insects
  • Best of Burlington County Parks
  • Birding 101
  • Birds and Bare Branches
  • Birds of Burlington County
  • Birds of Prey
  • Burlington County Parks System
  • Beautiful Butterflies and Crazy Caterpillars
  • Digital Nature Photography for Beginners 
  • Dragonflies and Damselflies
  • Fungi and Lichens
  • How we use Insects
  • Native or Alien
  • Reptiles
  • The Secret World of Plants and Pollinators
  • Wildlife in Winter
  • Winter Waterfowl
A full description of each presentation can be found here
To request information or to schedule one of the listed programs, complete the online request form here.

Rancocas Nature Center

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