Young Naturalists

Welcome to the Saskatoon Young Naturalists!

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 for all Young Naturalists Programs. 

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


Upcoming Programs:

August Mid-Week Butterflies: August 9 2023 at 11:00 a.m. | Location:Northeast Swale |
Sandhill Crane Field Trips:
September 27 at 9:30 a.m.
September 28 at 9:30 a.m.
October 4 at 9:30 a.m.
October 5 at 9:30 a.m.

Saw-whet Owl Field Trip October 2023 TBD | Location: TBD |
Bird Feeder Workshop November 4 2023 | Location: Affinity Learning Centre at the Forestry Farm Park and Zoo |
Christmas Bird Count for Kids December 27 2023 | Location: Affinity Learning Centre at the Forestry Farm Park and Zoo |

For full upcoming program descriptions, please consult:



To register for a program, or for more information, send an e-mail to indicating which program (or programs) you want to sign up for and indicate the number of children. Parent/Guardian supervision is required for all Young Naturalists Programs. Space is limited on most programs, so advanced registration is required. Registration is on a first-come basis. You can register at any time. 

Each Young Naturalists activity is an individual activity, separate from the other activities. You must register for each activity separately if you want to participate in multiple activities; however, you can register for more than one activity at one time.

Due to enrollment 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 to arrange a special program for your group. There may be a charge for this programming.

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