Junior Naturalist

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!

Program Details

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.

  1. Kelsey Dehring

    Park Naturalist
    Phone: 734-971-6337, ext. 330

  2. Shawn Severance

    Park Naturalist
    Phone: 734-971-6337, ext. 335

Junior Naturalist badges

Each program is approximately 1.5 hours long and will be held outdoors - please bring:

  • Insect repellent
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Weather appropriate clothing

Programs are free for Washtenaw County residents.

Vehicle Entry Fee

A vehicle entry fee is required for sessions at Independence Lake County Park and Rolling Hills County Park. Yearly passes are available for purchase.

Current Programs

See the calendar for current programs: Programs and Events Calendar


Pre-registration is required for participation in these programs. Space is limited! We will accept 10 children per program. Online Registration is provided for your convenience. 

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