Junior Naturalists Club

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Spring 2022 Semester of the Junior Naturalists Club! We'll have more details on the next semester available soon. Have a great summer!

The Riverwood Conservancy’s Junior Naturalists Club (JNC) gives kids from Grades Three to Eight the chance to explore the wilderness, connect with nature, and learn skills they can put to use everywhere they go. Junior Naturalists learn about reptiles, identify wildflowers, walk through nature, take amazing photographs, and much more!

The Junior Naturalists Club is made possible through the generosity of the University of Toronto Mississauga Centre for Urban Environments.

If you have any questions about the program or registration, please contact our Conservation and Program Manager, Derek Stone.

Dates, times, and topics for the Spring 2022 Semester (topics subject to change)

Cohort 1 (Marc and Reagan)

March 5 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – So Glad It’s Spring!
March 26 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Fantastic Fossils
April 9 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Nature Photography
April 23 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Who Knows Herpetology?
May 14 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Wonderful Wildflowers
May 28 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Excursion to Willow Park Ecology Centre
June 11 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Amazing Aquatic Invertebrates
June 25 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Incredible Insects and Building Bee Hotels

Cohort 2 (Kelly and Tim)

April 2 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – So Glad It’s Spring!
April 30 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Fantastic Fossils
May 7 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Nature Photography
May 21 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Who Knows Herpetology?
May 28 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Wonderful Wildflowers
June 11 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Excursion to Willow Park Ecology Centre
June 18 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Incredible Insects and Building Bee Hotels
June 25 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Amazing Aquatic Invertebrates

Locations

Meeting locations will vary, depending on the topic to be covered. Junior Naturalists regularly visit The Riverwood Conservancy, the University of Toronto Mississauga campus, Rattray Marsh, and Erindale Park. Organizers will notify participants well in advance the location of each meeting.

Pricing

– $100 per student
– Registration cancellations can be made any time up to the beginning of the JNC's second session (April 30) and are subject to administrative fees.
– Accommodations may be available in the event that registration fees constitute undue financial hardship for a family. Please contact Derek Stone to inquire about accommodations.