Lockdown, physical distancing, and other pandemic-related rules & regulations upended virtually all of TFN’s various programs and initiatives, but few were hit quite as hard as our Junior Naturalists Program. Once a month our Juniors & their parents would take to Toronto’s parks & ravines, learning to appreciate and respect Toronto’s natural heritage through hikes, nature interpretation, stewardship, hands-on activities, and games. Such field trips ended in March, leaving them with only our Junior Naturalists Online Portal to stay connected with each other and to continue to learn together.
Over the past few months, our program leaders have taken some amazing steps to help our Juniors keep learning and growing: Zoom-based nature classes, caterpillar rearing, online games, slideshows of art, poems, photos and stories, and much more. Come and explore what they’ve been up to in the TFN Juniors Blog.