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:
Please join us in welcoming our new Park Naturalist, Kate Forte, to our Parks team.
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 to request a program.


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 throughout the year at various locations and can be brought to your location to customize an educational program for your school, group, or organization:

Examples of available presentations:

  • Bee Aware
  • Birding 101
  • Burlington County Parks System Overview
  • Beautiful Butterflies and Crazy Caterpillars
  • The Secret World of Plants and Pollinators
  • Wildlife in Winter

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
for more information.

Rancocas Nature Center

Rancocas Nature Center

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