Junior Naturalists Club

Registration for the Spring 2024 Semester of the Junior Naturalists Club has now reached capacity.

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 Community Programs Coordinator, Stephanie Keeler.

Dates and topics for the Spring 2024 Semester (topics subject to change)

March 2 | Introductory Nature Walk

March 23 | Ducks or Fossils

April 6 | Excursion to Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area

April 20 | Reptiles and Amphibians

May 4 | Wildflowers

May 25 | Service Project

June 8 | Insects and Butterfly Nets or Aquatic Fun

June 22 | Aquatic Fun or Insects and Butterfly Nets

Locations and Times

Session locations will vary, depending on the topic to be covered. Junior Naturalists regularly visit Riverwood, the University of Toronto Mississauga campus, Rattray Marsh, and Erindale Park.

Sessions are generally held from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, but timings may vary based on the topic covered or the location of a particular session.

Organizers will notify participants well in advance the location and timing of each session.

Important Information

We have two distinct cohorts for each semester. Cohorts may convene at different locations for certain sessions. Cohorts are typically organized by the grade levels of the participants.

Please note that we are unable to accommodate requests for cohort changes, and we cannot guarantee siblings and friends will be placed in the same cohort.

This is a child drop-off program. For everyone’s safety, parents and guardians may not accompany the sessions.

Pricing and Cancellations

$130 per participant.

Registration cancellations can be made any time up to March 30, 2024 and are subject an administrative fee of $25. No refunds will be given for no-shows.

Accommodations may be available in the event that registration fees constitute undue financial hardship for a family. Please contact Stephanie Keeler to inquire.