The Weekend Youth Naturalist Program aims to equip the next generation with skills to be natural explorers and stewards of the Earth through fun, exploratory learning activities. Each 2.5 hour trip includes a nature hike, scientific exploration activity, game, and sensory or experiential activity at a property along the San Joaquin River Parkway.
This adventure requires your child to be between the ages of 6 and 9 to participate. Please note that there is a $15.00 fee per child and advanced registration with online payment is required for participation (please only select the number of CHILD participants when registering). Parents are required to stay on site for the duration of the trip, and are encouraged to assist with social distancing and participate in activities with their Youth Naturalists.
Advanced registration is required. Registration for each program date ends the morning of each event at 9am. Full refunds for cancellations made at least 72 hours in advance; no refunds for late cancellations or no-shows. Activities vary from session to session; please click the links below for more information on each program date.
Purchase the 2022 Spring season pass and save 15%! Season pass includes 2/5, 3/5, 4/2, and 5/7 dates. No refunds will be given for missed program dates. Three of the program dates will be taking place at Sumner Peck Ranch (14439 N Friant Rd) from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm. The fouth program will take place at Owl Hollow, a riverside property located a quarter mile north of the River Center (11605 Old Frinat Rd.).