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Help us continue our mission to connect people to the natural environment of Texas.

Your donation of any amount allows us to carry forward our mission of connecting people to the natural environment through educational activities, environmental awareness, and conservation.

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River Bend has been connecting the public to the natural environment of North Texas for more than 20 years. Last year, more than 44,000 children and adults were educated, enlightened and entertained by our exhibits, programs and activities. Of the visitors to RBNC, 45% were from outside of Wichita Falls including all 50 states and 42 countries. River Bend is truly a treasure for our community and schools.

Proceeds from River Bend's programs and events fund only a third of our operating needs. The remaining operating needs are met through charitable and educational grants and through contributions from our supporters - like you! Your financial support ensures that we can:

  • Bring programs to more than 22,000 children in STEM, Eco-Kits, RBNC camps, Field Trips, Sustainable Resources, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Science Saturdays, Creature Feature, Ecology, and daily visitation
  • Maintain and replenish our exhibits, including over 100 live animals and insects, butterflies for Peyton's Place, chrysalis cabinet, conservatory pond and animal habitats
  • Maintain our #1 rating for Wichita Falls attractions on TripAdvisor, where we received the certificate of excellence and our preferred status for the AAA tour book
  • Continue our community events - ElectriCritters, Dallas Zoo at RBNC, Not-So-Scary Halloween and Over the Edge rappelling down Big Blue

Please help us sustain the growth and development of River Bend Nature Center for the present and future by making your tax-deductible gift today!