Discover & Investigate the Outdoors!

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Join our Park Naturalists in exploring the natural areas of Washtenaw County through the Junior Naturalist Program!

Discover, investigate, and enjoy fun adventures in the outdoors!

This program is a year round series. For each program attended, children will receive a Junior Naturalist Badge. If children attend four programs during the year they will receive a prize of nature study tools to further their naturalist skills. These programs are geared towards kids ages 7 - 11. 


Kelsey Dehring (she/her)
Parks Naturalist
Email Kelsey
Phone: 734-971-6337, ext 330

Shawn Severance (she/her)
Parks Naturalist
Email Shawn
Phone: 734-971-6337, ext 335

Elle Bogle (she/her)
Parks Naturalist
Email Elle

Junior Naturalist badges

Each program is approximately 1.5 hours long and will be held outdoors - please bring: insect repellent, sturdy shoes, sunscreen, water, and weather appropriate clothing.

Registration & Fees

Pre-registration is required for participation in these programs. Space is limited! Online Registration is provided for your convenience. 

See the calendar for current programs: Programs and Events Calendar

Programs are free for Washtenaw County residents. However, some park locations, such as Independence Lake County Park and Rolling Hills County Park, require a vehicle entry fee. Yearly passes are available for purchase.

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