Eagle River Nature Center - Connecting People with Nature

Junior Naturalist Programs

Junior Naturalist Programs are designed for families with children in K-6th grade. These are free of cost ($5 parking for non-members), and are generally offered at 2pm on Saturdays and last 1-1.5 hours. Children need to be accompanied by an adult at all times. Most Saturday programs are open to walk-ins and do not require registration (exceptions are programs involving crafts or materials). Programs typically start indoors and then go outside – be prepared for all types of weather and dress appropriately. See Calendar for current offerings.

Many thanks to Conoco Phillips for sponsoring our Junior Naturalist Programs since 2010.




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Notice of Trail Hazards for all our program participants:

1. Trails have wildlife, including moose and bears;

2. There are tripping hazards such as tree roots, uneven terrain;     

3.  We have stinging insects in the summer;

4.  Weather can change at any time so be prepared for rain, snow, and muddy, wet or icey trails.


Children can earn a Junior Naturalist Badge by attending 12 programs. Ask for a punch card at the front desk.

Check out our loaner EXPLORER packs!  You can check out a fanny pack with compass, magnifying glass, bug jar, pocket guides, notebook and pencil.  Optionally, you can add binoculars and a butterfly net.  Ask at the front desk.  Rental cost:  $5 per child.  Free for our members.





Public Programs
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