Take the Children in Your Life on a Guided Nature Walk

Becky Settje, a RI Wild Plant Society volunteer and nature enthusiast, has a passion to share her love of flora and fauna with children. On her family guided nature walks, she particularly engages children in identifying, plants, trees, insects and bird.  She shares her knowledge of  pollination, food chains, and soils if there is interest. Through her energetic, fun and “child-led” approach, children will learn to become nature detectives as they explore and observe the great outdoors.

Becky has over 30 years experience working with children through various programs including Girl Scouts, 4-H and homeschooling school and  for Garden in the Woods, the New England Wild Flower Society’s education programs at their native plant garden in Framingham, MA.

Walk Details

• Walks are for all ages but especially targeted for elementary and middle school.

• Walks are arranged on a per request basis.  Becky will work with you to coordinate the date, place and time of the walk and any specific topics, badge work or interests you would like included in your family walk.

• Walks are limited to 10 -15 individuals and adult family caregivers are responsible for their children.

• Walks are offered at no charge.  (A small donation to help support our educational efforts would be appreciated.)

To request a walk please contact office@riwps.org

General Walk Guidelines

Bring water and snacks and be sure to use restrooms before your arrival if facilities at your location are limited. 

Dress appropriately, long sleeved shirts, long pants, socks (for protection from sun, poison ivy, briers, ticks, etc) and sturdy shoes. Other options depending on the season & weather: insect repellant, hat,  boots, and in areas where hunting is allowed, daylight fluorescent orange.