Discover & Investigate
Registration is now closed for 2017.
Designed for kids ages 6-12.
All new adventures in 2017! Your child’s sense of wonder and curiosity is an indestructible force when given a place to grow. The Junior Naturalist Program is the outdoor adventure that every child deserves. Every program is a journey of exploration and discovery that will forge a life-long bond with the natural world. Registration is now closed for 2017, but please keep a lookout for our other nature programs! You can find them on our upcoming events page or sign up for our email list.
2017 Junior Naturalist Program Schedule
March 18, 2017: Fun with Folk
Discover connections between humans and nature through folklore from all over the world.
April 15, 2017: Let’s Get Wild(flowers)!
Get to know the spring wildflowers and their use in the habitat. Investigate plants and how they interfere with their environment.
June 17, 2017: Cold-Blooded Friends
Check out what slithers in the valley, prairie and wetland. Learn about reptiles and amphibians that call the park home.
August 19, 2017: Under the Eclipsing Sun
Prepare for the total solar eclipse by making a viewer and learning more about space!
September 16, 2017: Pollination and Graduation
Buzz, crawl and fly your way around the park as we investigate the insects that pollinate, predate and decompose. We will end the day with a graduation party!
October 21, 2017: Great American Campout
Sleep under the stars. All Jr. Naturalists will receive free camping for their families at Great American Campout and participate in a special event while there.