The Riparian Preserve offers area schools access to a wide variety of environmental studies. Our unique setting allows students to participate in fun and educational experiences not possible in the classroom.
All activities at the Preserve are correlated to the current Arizona State Standards and are cross-curricular in their approach. Research shows that connecting children with their natural world improves academic learning, as well as providing benefits to emotional well-being. By offering outdoor programming for students, the Riparian Institute is supporting Arizona’s schools in developing environmentally literate citizens of our future.
Our urban nature preserve is located in Gilbert, just east of the intersection at Guadalupe and Greenfield roads, and in some cases is accessible by free city bus transport.
Request a Field Trip - This year's Riparian Preserve Field Trip programs are offered from October 22 through April 30, 2013.||
Thank you for your interest in our programming!
Outreach Programming is also available
Learn more about having the Riparian Institute staff visit your school with demonstrations and activities for a variety of topics: Outreach Programs
School Visits without Riparian Institute Programming|
We are a wildlife preserve and cannot allow large group visitation without prior notification. For groups of 30 or more, please complete the large group visitation application. This also applies to organized groups of greater than 30 directed to visit the Preserve on their own schedule, but during a specified range of dates.