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

Bears Creek shoreline planting (Juniors)
Location: Edmison Heights Public School parking lot
Date: 11/19/2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bird and mammal collection at Trent University (Juniors)
Location: Trent University DNA building
Date: 11/26/2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Latest Junior News

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

Bat night with Peterborough Junior Naturalists

On a warm evening in August, the PFN Juniors learned all about bats in Jackson Park. A special thank you to Lesley Hale for teaching us about how they navigate, eat and drink, their maternity roosts and more as the sun was setting, and for giving us the tools to hear them echolocate. For more, here'

Juniors’ June trip report: Aquatic invertebrates

The Junior Naturalists enjoyed searching for aquatic invertebrates in the mud and water under a boardwalk at Trent this month. Many thanks to Jay Fitzsimmons and Sherri Degasparro for teaching us about the creatures we found! "You can find some pretty cool animals in the stream, like crane-fly la

Junior Naturalists’ May trip report: Archery and games at Camp Kawartha

Parents and kids alike had a great time shooting at the targets and playing games with the parachute, and other games too. Many thanks to Jamie and Claire from Camp Kawartha for leading such fun activities! "We went to Camp Kawartha and I did archery. I did the thing where they threw me high up in

Past Junior Events

Urban rain gardens
Date: 10/01/2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Predators, prey and progress (for kids)
Location: Camp Kawartha Environment Centre
Date: 09/13/2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Junior Naturalists - Bat walk
Location: Jackson Park (Pagoda Bridge)
Date: 08/14/2017
Time: 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm

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

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

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