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:

Owl Pellet Dissection: Saturday, March 11 | Location: Affinity Learning Centre |
Crocus Hike: April 2023 | Location: TBD |
Pond Dipping: Saturday, May 6 | Location: TBD - Typically Pike Lake |
Great Horned Owl Field Trip: May 2023 | Location: TBD |
Mary Houston Bluebird Trail: Various dates throughout June | Location: TBD |
July Mid-Week Butterflies: July 2023 | Location: TBD |
August Mid-Week Butterflies: August 2023 | 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.