Junior Field Naturalists

Junior Field Naturalists

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 PFN member yet? Child memberships are $10 per year.
Contact pfnjuniors at gmail.com for details.

Upcoming Junior Events

Junior Naturalists - Archery
Location: Camp Kawartha (Clear Lake)
Date: 05/28/2017
Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Junior Naturalists - Aquatic invertebrates
Location: Camp Kawartha Environment Centre
Date: 06/11/2017
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Junior Naturalists - Bat walk
Date: 08/14/2017
Time: 12:00 am

An up close look at salamanders! (for kids)
Location: Camp Kawartha Environment Centre
Date: 09/13/2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Latest Junior News

Here's the latest from our Junior Naturalist Newsroom... 

Chickadee nest boxes

Chickadees of the Peterborough area will have plenty of nesting options this spring, in the backyards of the PFN Junior Naturalists. We had a fantastic turn out at this event, with much appreciation to Ted Vale and Brian Wales for preparing our kits, and Merrett Home Hardware Building Centre for

Photo from winter night hike

Trip report from the Junior Naturalists' February night hike in Jackson Park: We had a ton of fun in the cedar floodplain on the east side tracking mice ;-).  Check out the wing prints in this photo - it might be an owl, but it might not be for sure. I hope the mouse got away! I also saw bear track

Junior Naturalists: snowshoeing and fire-making

Winter fun at Camp Kawartha: Mild temperatures and rain melted most of the snow in Peterborough, but there was still enough snow in the woods at Camp Kawartha to use the snowshoes. Some of us enjoyed our first time on snowshoes. Mike, one of Camp Kawartha's Outdoor Educators, led us along a trail

Past Junior Events

Junior Naturalists - Tour of Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre
Location: Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre
Date: 04/08/2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bird house workshop - Junior Naturalists
Location: Camp Kawartha Environment Centre
Date: 03/19/2017
Time: 1:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Night hike (Junior Naturalists)
Date: 02/11/2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Juniors' XC skiing
Location: Camp Kawartha (Clear Lake)
Date: 01/22/2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kids' Christmas Bird Count & Puppet Show
Location: Camp Kawartha Environment Centre
Date: 12/18/2016
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Skulls Identification Workshop - Junior Naturalists
Location: Trent University, Life and Health Science Building
Date: 11/06/2016
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Tree planting - Junior Naturalists
Date: 10/29/2016
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Morning photography walk for kids
Location: Jackson Park (Pagoda Bridge)
Date: 09/25/2016
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Bee house making at Ecology Park
Location: Ecology Park
Date: 06/05/2016
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Yellow Fish Road Project
Location: Peterborough Zoo
Date: 05/03/2016
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Day in Jackson Park
Location: Jackson Park (Monaghan Road entrance)
Date: 04/23/2016
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Welcome Spring – Making Pollinator Mobiles
Location: Camp Kawartha Environment Centre
Date: 04/03/2016
Time: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm