Junior Field Naturalists

Join us in inspiring the next generation of nature lovers in our community.

Activities are geared for ages 5 to 12, but kids of all ages are welcome (parents stay and participate). Our events are led by PFN members and individuals from other organizations in our community who volunteer to share their knowledge and skills with us. We also organize environmental stewardship activities for kids to get involved and inspired.

Not a member yet? You are welcome to join at any time during the year!
Contact pfnjuniors@gmail.com for details.

Upcoming Junior Events

PFN Juniors: “Christmas” Bird Count (postponed date after Dec cancellation)

By jfitzsimmons
February 22 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

UPDATE: This event was originally scheduled for December 14, but it was postponed due to freezing rain.  So this February “Christmas” bird count has a very lenient definition of Christmas.…

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Photo of wood pendants with pressed flowers.

PFN Juniors: let’s do nature art (wood pendants)

By jfitzsimmons
January 5 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Peterborough Junior Naturalists are teaming up with the Art Gallery of Peterborough for a nature art event. The Art Gallery of Peterborough has “Family Sundays“, where families can come…

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Pollinator garden with Otonabee Conservation

By Lara
2019-10-19 @ 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Junior Naturalist families are invited to plant a pollinator garden at Otonabee Region Conservation Authority’s office (250 Milroy Dr. Peterborough). ORCA staff will teach us about local pollinators, their behaviours…

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PFN Juniors: BioBlitz at Kawartha Heights Park (SW Ptbo)

By jfitzsimmons
2019-10-05 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Let’s identify all kinds of plants and animals – it’s active exploration and learning.  We’ll wander through the park and learn how to use field guides and iNaturalist to identify and…

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De-pave paradise at Millennium Park

By Lara
2019-06-01 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

On Saturday June 1, the PFN is joining Green Communities Canada and Peterborough GreenUP at one of the largest Depave Paradise projects in Canada. Last fall, volunteers and partners helped…

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PFN Juniors: leaf press art event with Creating Space

By jfitzsimmons
2019-06-09 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

We’ll collect leaves from street-side trees, and identify them based on their shapes. These are some of the trees we see every day, but too often overlook their beauty. Then…

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Frog calls along Jackson Park Trail

By Chris Gooderham
2019-04-28 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Come enjoy a spring evening with your whole family. We’ll learn about the frogs that live in wetlands along the Jackson Park trail and how to recognize their calls. Please…

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