Become a Jr. Naturalist

Do you like to explore nature?

Do you like to ask questions?

Do you like to learn about animals and plants?

Do you like to be creative?


Did you answer yes to any of the questions above?

Then you’re well on your way to becoming a Wild Center Jr. Naturalist!


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 few weeks we’ll release two 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, and create. When you complete the book you’ll receive the opportunity to earn your patch and certificate and become an official Wild Center Jr. Naturalist.


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Already completed your book?


Click here to submit your Favorite Discovery and earn your certificate and patch!

Cover Page and Instruction Sheets

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


Week 1 – Making Observations

Start your Jr Naturalist adventure by practicing to observe the natural world around you.


Week 2 – Exploring Connections

Everything around you in nature is interconnected. Dive in to explore some of these connections around you.


Week 3 – Plant Life

Examining plants is a great way to learn more about the ecosystems around you.


Week 4 – Mysterious Mammals and Food Webs

Explore the secretive mammals that live in your community. Then create your own food web by including organisms you have observed throughout the Jr Naturalist Booklet.


Week 5 – Time to Share

Let everyone know what you learned and become an official Wild Center Jr. Naturalist.