Mini Naturalists Club

You're never too young to explore nature!

Building on the success of our Junior Naturalists Club, we're excited to announce a new series of nature education programs for Mississauga's youngest explorers!

The Riverwood Conservancy’s Mini Naturalists Club (MNC) gives children aged 3-5, along with a parent/guardian, the chance to explore the outdoors, and develop a meaningful connection to the natural world.

Mini Naturalists and their parents/guardians will learn about insects, identify plants and trees, walk through nature, and give back to the local environment through a community project!

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

Dates, times, and topics for the Summer 2022 Semester

  • July 23 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | Introductory Nature Walk
  • July 30 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | Incredible Insects
  • August 6 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | Aquatic Adventures
  • August 13 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | Terrific Trees and Pretty Cool Plants
  • August 20 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | Wilderness Survival
  • August 27 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | Natural Community Service Project

Participant expectations

The MNC was created for parents/guardians and their children to enjoy nature together. It is expected that the parent/guardian of a child in the MNC will be an active participant in all sessions. The MNC is not a drop-off program.

Only registered children aged 3-5 years old will be able to participate in MNC sessions.


  • The $90 registration fee covers one parent/guardian and his/her child
  • Registration cancellations can be made any time up to the beginning of the MNC's second session (July 30, 2022) 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.
Please note that separate registration forms must be completed if you wish to register more than one child in the Mini Naturalists Club.