- 13 to 17 year olds
- to appreciate and learn about local natural history
- to enjoy the natural environment
- to experience various research and field techniques
- to be comfortable out of doors in any weather at any season
- to be involved in advocacy and projects to benefit the natural environment
- Online registration is NOT available for the Teen Naturalists Club as express parental consent is required. Please fill out the registration form and mail with fee (address on form).
Indoor meetings are normally held once a month from September to June. We are still hoping to have twice monthly indoor Thursday evening meetings but securing rooms is not yet possible. As of August 17 Ontario will not lift pandemic restrictions for the foreseeable future.
Field trips will be held at the end of each month on a Saturday.
Teen naturalists participate in a wide variety of activities. These have included excursions to bird banding and butterfly tagging sites, geology (rock and fossil) identification and collection, plant identification, and habitat investigations. Participants take part in hiking, canoeing and cross country skiing along the way! Learning about habitat restoration, inventory techniques and preservation of species in a hands-on way are important activities.
2023-2024 activities will include:
Canoe trip Saturday 9 September to Landon Bay. A slow paddle to notice nature in this habitat
Owl Banding planned for Friday 29 September. An evening trip to Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory to learn about the banding process and natural history of these birds
Christmas Bird Count Sunday 17 December A chance to join this world wide citizen science activity in Frontenac County
Wood Duck Nest Box cleanout Saturday mid-February A winter trip to record the past seasons’ use and prepare the boxes for next nesting season.
Night Hike in spring for frogs and evening birds
Teen Naturalists Logo
The Teen logo of a migrating Canada Goose represents the migration of a Teen Naturalist from the Junior program to an adult membership. It was developed by the Teens of 2014-2015 from an idea by Michael Jaansalu and has been produced as a patch to sew onto a cap, pack or sweatshirt.