UPDATED February 13, 2024

Welcome to the Saskatoon Young Naturalists. 2024 is our 56th year of hands-on conservation education.
The Young Naturalists program is a collection of nature-based activities designed for kids aged 5 to 11 years and their families.

TO REGISTER for any of the activities listed below, please send an e-mail to naturekids@saskatoonnature.org (or saskatoonnaturekids@gmail.com) (Both e-mail addresses go to the same location. I usually respond within 24 hours.) Registration is taken on a first-come basis and space is limited on most activities. At least one adult must accompany your child on each Young Naturalists activity. You can register for any Young Naturalists program at any time. Each Young Naturalist activity is an individual activity, separate from the other activities.  You must register for each activity separately (however you can register for more than one activity at one time).

Young Naturalists’ activities are open to all ages and offer nature-based activities designed for families. Content is geared towards the 5 to 11 year old range. We operate on the belief that children’s (and parents’) learning is enhanced when the parents/guardians are present. Parent/Guardian supervision is required on all Young Naturalists’ Programs.

The Saskatoon Young Naturalists’ began in 1968. The Young Naturalists is a joint program with the Saskatoon Nature Society and the Saskatoon Zoo Society. Thanks to these organizations most programs are free of charge unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Programs:

Owl Pellet Dissection


Young Naturalists birdhouse workshop

Birdhouse Workshop

Crocus Hike

Pond Dipping


Looking ahead: 2024 Programs

Tracks and Scats  – Saturday, January 13, 2024

Chickadee Pishing  – Saturday, February 3, 2024

Owl Pellet Dissection  – Saturday, March 16, 2024

Birdhouse Workshop – Saturday, April 13, 2024

Crocus Hike  – Sunday, April 21, 2024 (Subject to the arrival of spring!)

Pond Dipping – Saturday, May 4, 2024

Great Horned Owl Field Trip – May 2024 TBA

Mary Houston Bluebird Trail  – Various dates from May 29 to July 5

July Mid-Week Butterflies – Wednesday, July 10, 2024

August Mid-Week Butterflies – Wednesday, August 7, August 2024

Sandhill Crane Field Trip – September/October 2024. Dates TBA

Saw-whet Owl Field Trip – October 2024 TBA

Bird Feeder Workshop – Saturday, November 2, 2024

Christmas Bird Count for Kids – Friday, December 27, 2024

Young Naturalists Programs for Groups:

Due to enrolment restrictions, the Young Naturalists’ Program is normally unable to accommodate groups (the program is designed for families). If you have a special interest group (such as Scouts, 4-H, school group, etc.) please email saskatoonnaturekids@gmail.com to arrange a special program for your group. There may be a charge for this programming.