Junior Naturalists Club

This semester of the Junior Naturalists Club has now reached capacity and registration has closed.

The Riverwood Conservancy’s Junior Naturalists Club (JNC) gives kids from Grades One 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 Fall 2022 Semester (topics subject to change)

  • September 17 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm | Incredible Insects
  • October 1 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm | Microscopic Natural History
  • October 15 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm | Mighty Migration
  • October 29 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm | Terrific Trees
  • November 12 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm | Art Outside
  • November 26 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm | Natural Community Service
  • December 10 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm | Excursion (TBD)
  • December 17 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm | Night Hike


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.


  • $100 per student
  • Registration cancellations can be made any time up to the beginning of the JNC's second session (October 1) 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.