Looking for something fun for the kids this summer? Then this is it! The Iowa Junior Naturalist Program is a great way to get children ages 6 – 12 involved in nature and their community.

This unique program promotes awareness of the natural and cultural resources of Iowa through conservation programs. Requirements to become a Junior Naturalist include attending three public programs conducted by state, county or local agencies, nature centers, libraries or any other programs aimed at nature.

In addition, participants also complete two independent activities, such as reading a nature book, fishing, hunting, camping, or backpacking. Upon completion of the requirements, participants will receive a certificate of achievement and a colorful embroidered Iowa Junior Naturalist patch.

Pick up an informational pamphlet and record sheet at the Lime Creek Nature Center, located just north of Mason City off Highway 65, or download the pamphlet here. It’s time to get kids back outside to explore new places and learn all about the plants and animals in our area!

Please call 641-423-5309 for more information.