Discover & Investigate
Registration is now open for 2018.
Designed for kids ages 6-12.
All new adventures in 2018! Your child’s sense of wonder and curiosity is an indestructible force when given a place to grow. The Junior Naturalist Program is the outdoor adventure that every child deserves. Every program is a journey of exploration and discovery that will forge a life-long bond with the natural world. You can find additional events and programs on our upcoming events page or sign up for our email list.
2018 Junior Naturalist Program Schedule
March 17, 2018: Part of the Whole
Discover the fossils prevalent in South Central Kentucky! Investigate bones of ancient mastodons, and learn about the prehistoric environment.
April 21, 2018: See What You Can See
Observe the forest waking up for Spring at Lost River Cave. Create a special journal to log what you find!
June 16, 2018: Colors to Dye For
Find out what native plants make brilliant colors on fabric! Go home with your own creations.
August 18, 2018: Beneath the Water
Explore what is beneath the waters! Use nets to find macro invertebrates and microscopes to see them up close!
September 15, 2018: What’s All the Buzz About?
Delve into the life of bees! Learn about hive structure and how bees communicate! Play games based on bee bee-havior!
October 20, 2018: Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace is a set of outdoor ethics promoting conservation in the outdoors. Acquire the seven principles of Leave No Trace, then practice what you have learned during Great American Campout! All Jr. Naturalists will receive free camping with their families.