Join our Parks Naturalists in exploring the natural areas of Washtenaw County through the Junior Naturalist Program. Learn, Play, Explore, Discover...with Washtenaw County Parks!
The Junior Naturalist Program is a fun, hands-on nature discovery for children ages 7-12. Each program session will target a different area of nature; children will learn to identify the basic flora and fauna of Washtenaw County and build an awareness of the natural world through direct observation.
Discover, investigate and enjoy fun adventures in the outdoors!
Programs are free for Washtenaw County residents.
Children must be 7-12 years old.
Each program is approximately 1-1/2 hours long and will be held outdoors - please bring water, sunscreen, insect repellent, and sturdy shoes.
Become certified as a Junior Naturalist and receive nature study tools as a prize.
A vehicle entry fee is required for sessions at Independence Lake and Rolling Hills parks. Yearly passes are available for purchase.
Pre-registration is required. SPACE IS LIMITED! We will accept 10 children per program - check availability and reserve your spot here!
See calendar for current programs: PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
Pre-registration is required for participation in these programs. Online registration is provided for your convenience - please click here.
For more information about children’s programs, call our administrative offices at (734) 971-6337 and ask to speak with a Parks Naturalist or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.