A wonderful opportunity for children ages 6-12 to experience (and share with adults) such diverse programs as environmental education, outdoor recreation, natural resources, conservation and
historical interpretation.


  Junior Naturalists Program

Be an Iowa Junior Naturalist
What is the Iowa Junior Naturalist Program? This is a wonderful opportunity for children ages 6-12 to experience (and share with adults) such diverse programs as environmental education, outdoor recreation, natural resources, conservation and historical interpretation.

This program is offered each calendar year and encourages children to attend programs offered by local County Conservation Boards, Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) state park units, local libraries, nature centers, YMCA camps, 4H, or any other programs with a nature theme. In addition, it encourages participants to work on independent activities.

When all requirements are completed the participants will receive an official Iowa Junior Naturalist Patch and certificate of achievement. 

Age: Should be between the ages of 6-12 years old.


Public Programs: *Attend three public programs - examples include:
  Wildflower hike
  Night hike
  Fishing contest
  Campground program
  Hunter safety



Independent Activities: *Complete two independent activities - examples include:
  Reading a nature book
  Fishing
  Hunting
  Camping
  Bike Riding along a nature trail
  Hiking

Awards: Upon completion of the above requirements, participants will receive a certificate of achievement and a colorful embroidered Iowa Junior Naturalist patch.  Participants can collect them all.


CLICK HERE for a printable version of the Junior Naturalists Record Sheet


For more information, contact committee chair: Michele Olson, Jones County Conservation

Send Michele an email

Click here to see a photo collage of the patches

 
             

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