Saskatoon Nature Society is a registered charitable organization, founded in 1955, whose objective is to promote the appreciation of nature, and encourage a deeper knowledge of it through observation, education and sharing of experience.
We support nature conservation projects, and are an active advocate for the preservation of plant and animal habitats. We are stewards of the Saskatoon Natural Grasslands.
We hold monthly indoor programs featuring a guest speaker from September through April. Throughout the year, we organize numerous birding, botany and butterfly field trips as well as identification classes for birds and wildflowers.
Nature Saskatchewan field trip to Grasslands National Park in 2013. (Photo by Branimir Gjetvaj)
What we do
A monthly speaker series is held from September to April.
We run field trips, organize bird, plant and butterfly counts and participate in surveys of endangered species. Members also collect data for Saskatchewan’s Breeding Bird Atlas project.
We organize bird and wildflower identification classes for both novice and experienced naturalists.
In cooperation with the Saskatoon Zoo Society, we present the Young Naturalists program for youth aged five to eleven.
We publish a regular newsletter for our members, and produce special publications such as A Guide to Nature Viewing Sites in and around Saskatoon. We also publish annotated checklists to the Birds and Butterflies found in our region.
Kids in Nature Grants
The Saskatoon Nature Society aims to strengthen and encourage initiatives that connect youth in the Saskatoon area with nature. Each year we will accept proposals from educational institutes, community associations, Aboriginal bands, and registered charities in the Saskatoon area to fund projects that target children or youth up to and including 18 years of age. Priority will be given to projects with a focus on local natural history. Please note that gardening projects that do not focus on local natural history will not be considered. The total funding available is approximately $2000.00. This amount may go to one applicant or may be divided among several applicants.
The deadline and current application form will published on this site.
Become a member
If you would like to join the Saskatoon Nature Society click on the button below for instructions.
Saskatoon Nature Society
Connecting People and Nature
Saskatoon Nature Society
Box 448, RPO University
Saskatoon, SK S7N 4J8