Do you have what it takes to become a Wild Center Jr. Naturalist?

We think so!


No matter where you are in the world, we invite you to complete our new Jr. Naturalist Book and become certified as a Wild Center Jr. Naturalist!


Unleash your curiosity for the natural world! Over the next 8 weeks we’ll release a few pages a week for you to print and complete. Each page will be filled with activities for you to develop your skills as a Jr. Naturalist by encouraging you to explore, observe, create, and engineer. When you complete the book you’ll receive the opportunity to earn your patch and certificate and become an official Wild Center Jr. Naturalist.

Click here to get started!

Cover Page and Instruction Sheets

No matter where you are in the world, you can learn the basics of being a good naturalist.



Here’s your source for terms and definitions that you may find while becoming a Jr. Naturalist.


Week 1 – Insects, Pollinators, and Botany

Week 1 of Jr. Naturalist starts here with the most diverse  group of living things in the world.


Nature journaling is a great way to start your career as a Jr. Naturalist and citizen scientist.

An important part of being a Jr. Naturalist is protecting the Earth for future generations, learn how to do this through sustainable practices!