How do Self-Led Junior Naturalist programs work? Print the worksheet sheet from our website. Go to the Eagle River Nature Center,
follow directions to the best of your ability, and do the activity. After you’ve completed the activity, email firstname.lastname@example.org saying that you did it. You’re welcome to send pictures, too! They may be featured on our Instagram and Facebook pages! If you receive
your 12th Junior Naturalist punch, we can wait until an in-person program, or can work with your family to get you a badge another way.
Who can become a Junior Naturalist? Students aged 5-12 accompanied by an adult. If you’re not already signed up, email your
name, age, and school to email@example.com to start today!
What does it mean? How long does it take? Being an official Eagle River Nature Center Junior Naturalist means that you have
attended 12 Junior Naturalist programs. A Junior Naturalist will (usually) be officially sworn in on the day of their 12th program.
They will receive an official Junior Naturalist kit with various tools to help them explore the world along with an official certificate. Junior
Naturalists will also take the Junior Naturalist Oath and well help others to be successful. Just because you’re a Junior Naturalist doesn’t
mean you can’t come to programs any more—feel free to continue and even work toward another Junior Naturalist certification!There is no official
time limit, however, punch cards may be discarded after several years of disuse.
About Self-Led Jr. Naturalist:
Self-Led Junior Naturalist programs are place-based family activities guided by a worksheet around the Rodak Trail for elementary school-aged students.
Worksheets will be available online. There is no time limit for when these need to be completed. These activities are meant to supplement Naturalist-Led
programs and count for 1 punch on your Junior Naturalist card. You do not need to be a Junior Naturalist to enjoy these activities. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
to receive your punch.