Junior Naturalist Program

The Iowa Junior Naturalist Program is a wonderful opportunity for children ages 6-12 to experience (and share with adults) such diverse programs as environmental education, outdoor recreation, natural resources, conservation, and historical interpretation.

This program is offered each calendar year and encourages children to attend programs offered by county conservation boards, Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) state park units, libraries and nature centers, YMCA camps, 4H, or any other programs with a nature theme. In addition, it encourages participants to work on independent activities.

When all requirements are completed the participants will receive an official Iowa Junior Naturalist patch and certificate of achievement.