JUNIOR NATURALISTS CLUB
- 6 to 12 year olds
- max. 80 juniors, in 4 age groups
- to foster natural history interests in youth
- to enhance awareness of the natural world
- to provide enjoyment for young people through program activities
Indoor meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday evening of each month, 6:30 to 8:00pm, from September to May. Field trips are held on a Saturday once a month.
The themes for meetings and trips are natural history oriented — the emphasis is on investigation and fun! Hands-on activities, games and discussions are used to reflect the topic of each meeting. Club members are encouraged to keep up their natural history interests over the summer months. The Roland Beschel Prize and the Nan Yeomans Prize are presented once a year to junior naturalists who complete nature projects. The Stirrett Scholarship is available each year to a worthy junior naturalist to attend a nature camp.
T-shirts and sweatshirts with the Junior logo may be ordered at meetings in September and October only.