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:

Mary Houston Bluebird Trail: Multiple dates June 1 to July 8 - Time of day varies (weekday afternoons, some evenings, some weekends) Click here for a list of Bluebird Trail dates and more details  | Locations include Blackstrap , Grandora, Pike Lake areas | Young Naturalists have been monitoring bluebirds since 1969!

Mid-Week Butterflies: July 13, 2022 and August 10, 2022 at 11:00 am | Northeast Swale | Search for butterflies and insects along with their favourite wildflowers in the Northeast Swale

Sandhill Crane Field Trip: Mid to Late September (Date to be announced)  | Location TBD | Travel to a site near Saskatoon to see migrating Sandhill Cranes.

Saw-whet Owl Field Trip: October (Date to be announced)  | Location TBD |

Bird Feeder Workshop: Saturday, November 19 NEW DATE | Affinity Learning Centre at Saskatoon Zoo| 

Christmas Bird Count for Kids: Tuesday, December 27 | Location TBD |

 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.