Junior Naturalists’ Portal

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 juniortfn@torontofieldnaturalists.org.

Upcoming Program

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 Winter-Spring 2023 offers many exciting opportunities:

  • February 11th: Discover the Winter Birds and Owls of ¬†Downsview. Learn about the habitat restoration that has allowed Birds of Prey to flourish there
  • March 18th: Come enjoy and ID late winter trees at Moccasin Trail Park and Milne Hollow
  • April 15th: As the early songbird migrants arrive in Toronto, join us for a morning with Shadowland Theatre Co on Toronto Island. Find out how it feels to be a bird!
  • May 13th: Come meet the Blanding Turtles and Songbirds at Rouge National Park

To join these events,  please email Anne Purvis at juniortfn@torontofieldnaturalists.org. You will be asked to fill out a registration form, and join the TFN. Before each event you will receive an invitation email with location details.

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long-tailed duck, winter ducks, lake ontario, toronto Junior Naturalists – Winter Ducks event November 25, 2022 - The open waters of Lake Ontario and the Toronto shoreline  are a ‘vacation destination’ for many of our Boreal and Arctic nesting waterfowl. We get to see ducks in winter that aren’t here at other times of the year! Come join us at Colonel Sam Smith Park from 10:00 am till 12:00 pm on Saturday, Read More


Check out all of the posts in our Junior Naturalists’ Blog.

Get outside!

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Nature videos, just for you

Check out the video banner at the top of this page to view some of the fascinating nature videos we’ve discovered, or go visit our  Junior Naturalists Playlist on YouTube for even more great content. New ones are being added all the time! Subscribe to our channel now!

Never stop learning

Something make you curious? Check out our Resources to see if you can find answers!