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Junior Naturalists Club


  • 6 to 12 year olds
  • max. 80 juniors, in 4 age groups

Program Objectives

  • 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.

Click here to view the meeting schedule / summer projects and other info (field trips, etc.).


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.

Camp Scholarship The Stirrett Scholarship is available for a Junior Naturalist to attend a Nature Camp. Application deadline is April 1. Please ask Anne for details. Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority Nature Explorers Camp is for 6-11 year olds, eight week long sessions. Google: CRCA Nature Camp Day Camp. Eco Adventure Camp is for 8-14 year olds at ELEEC (Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre); seven week long sessions. Google: Eco-adventure Camp Kingston

T-shirts and sweatshirts with the Junior logo may be ordered at meetings in September and October only.

Hands-on Projects that Help Nature