Our free Junior Naturalists Program is a chance for TFN Members ages 6 to 14 to explore nature through themed games, activities and hikes, and to make friends with others who love the out of doors. If you’re not already a member take a moment to learn more about the Junior Naturalists!
Our schedule and meetup locations are delivered to enrolled members via email. If you have misplaced a recent email, or require clarification, please email email@example.com.
Children aged 6-14 are invited to join the TFN Juniors program. Every child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Events are monthly, usually on the second Saturday from 10am-12pm. We move around the city to enjoy the wildlife and discover new ravines and parks we may not have explored before.
Our program for 2023 offers many exciting opportunities:
- June 11th 2:00pm: Beewalk with Sarah McKell, lead botanist at Wildlife Preservation. Kids will safely capture and release bees. This event is part of a PollinateTO grant project to install a pollinator garden at 905 Coxwell. The Girl Guides of East York and the TFN Jrs are both invited to stay to join in the planting of the garden before or after this event.
- August 5th 1:00pm TFN Jrs has been invited to lead a Butterfly and Bee walk as part of the ‘Beyond Concrete’ summer program at the Bentway Studio 55 Fort York Blvd. Please join us as we search out Pollinator Gardens and other sources of pollen, nectar and larval host plants between the Gardiner Expy and Lake Ontario.
Returning to our regular programming for the Fall. We will meet at 10am the second Saturday of each month at a different location:
Here is the list for the Fall:
Sept 9th: Dragonflies and Butterflies at Bluffers’ Park Pond
October 14th: Spiders on the Meadoway. Lynn Shortt will be joining us
Nov 11th: Mosses and Fungi at Lambton Woods
Dec 2nd: Making baskets and mats with Dried Cattail leaves with Lynn Short at the Church of the Resurrection
To join these events, please email Anne Purvis at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be asked to fill out a registration form. Before each event you will receive an invitation email with location details.
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