Do You love nature and the outdoors?Do you love wildlife?Do you have what it takes to be a naturalist likeDavid Attenborough or Jane Goodall?
There are certain skills that all naturalists need and this program will teach you the foundations of how to be a great naturalist.
Young Naturalist 101 is for kids aged 6-10 years oldLocated at Len Howard Conservation Reserve. MandurahIt will run from 9am-11:00am onJuly 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th. Cost $150 per child for all 4 sessions
Naturalists have keen observation skills
Naturalists record and take notes to document the natural world
Naturalists are very curious and know how to find out answers
Naturalists don’t keep things to themselves they share their knowledge to help protect and conserve nature.
Looking for something in Week 2 of the school holidays? Maybe your Young Naturalist wants to dive deeper into learning about nature. If so they Naturalist 102 might be just for them. Find out more about our 2nd program here: Naturalist 102
Find out more about each Session:
Each sessions has hands on activities that we run in nature. In the native banksia reserve of Linville street we will be using the reserve as a great learning ground for young naturalist skills. Participants will get to meet other young naturalists, build their nature loving skills and develop some key ways to be a become a great naturalist.
Session 1: Building Observation Skills.Join us for a session to learn the in’s out's of how to observe the natural world. We will do numerous activities to help you build your observational skills in nature. From spotting birds at a distance, to noticing the change in the seasons and how it affects all plants and animals. These observation skills are key to being a great naturalist.
Session 2: Documenting the Natural World.We will be creating a Naturalist field journal for you to begin to record all of your nature observations in. Not only will you create your field journal, you will also learn how to document and record data so that it can be useful for science and for future observations. You will learn how to record the key information that a naturalist needs.
Session 3:Ask Questions and Find out the Answers
Getting curious is a big part of being a naturalist, the second part is knowing how to find out the answers. Naturalists have been around for a long time and there are amazing guide books and resources to tap into to find out a lot of the answers to your questions. You will develop a research question about nature and then seek out the answer using some essential naturalist resources.
Session 4: Sharing your knowledge
After learning about nature, finding out amazing facts about wildlife and the natural world, you can’t just keep it to yourself. A good naturalist has great communication skills and shares his/her passion for the natural world. In this session we will be creating a Naturalist Newspaper and each young naturalist will get to put in an article with photos to to share with family and friends.