Junior Naturalists Club

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 upcoming semester (topics are subject to change)

September 11, 2021 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Welcome to the Junior Naturalist Club

September 25, 2021 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Monarch Butterfly Tagging

October 9, 2021 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Salmon Run

October 23, 2021 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Fun Fungi

November 6, 2021 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Nature Service Project

November 20, 2021 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Terrific Trees

December 4, 2021 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Wilderness Survival

January 8, 2022 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Exploring Nature in Winter

January 22, 2022 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Excursion TBD

February 5, 2022 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Night Hike

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

– $120 per student
– Registration cancellations can be made anytime up to the beginning of the JNC's second session (September 25) 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.

Sorry! This semester has reached capacity and we are no longer accepting registrations. We hope that COVID-19 restrictions will continue to ease so that our next semester can accommodate more students.