Youth select from a broad menu of local 4‑H programs based on their interests and with the guidance of adults. There are hands-on, learn-by-doing, opportunities for everyone.
Faribault Falcons Science Team
Science Team is an academic and hands on contest which encompasses all areas of science from chemistry, biology, engineering, computers and earth science. Students work in groups to test their scientific knowledge against others, as well as build equipment such as planes, towers, bridges, and catapults. This is for everyone from the builder to the scholar.
River Bend Nature Center Upcoming Programs and Events
River Bend offers many day programs designed to give visitors an inside look at different aspects of nature and the outdoors!
Shattuck-St. Mary’s STEM Summer Camps
The STEM camps are summer day camps like catapult camp, movie camp, copter camp, and imagineering camp.
Summer Camp: Science Camp (Ages 6-8)
Our popular Science Camp is back! Kids will have the opportunity to use critical and creative thinking skills as they are guided through our interactive and hands-on science activities and experiments. A few of the scientific areas that will be covered are: earth science, chemistry, physics and animal science.
Summer Camp: The Investigators (Ages 5-7)
Come join us for a summer of discovery and friendship. Youth will have the opportunity to explore the wonders of our world through arts, games, experiments, nature, exploration, stories and play. Program takes place in the classroom but participants will also have some gym and outdoor time.
Summer Camps at River Bend Nature Center
Find an adventure without ever having to leave the River Bend Nature Center (RBNC). We’ll spend the week learning new skills and meeting new friends. Camps for grades K - 8!