Nature Programs for Kids
Junior Forest Wardens, Meadow Lake
Meadow Lake Junior Forest Wardens offers 6-18 year olds a program built around four foundations: forestry, ecology, outdoor skills, and leadership.
Megamunch Club, Regina
The Royal Saskatchewan Museum’s Megamunch Club is a weekly evening activity for 5-8 year olds. Topics include the Ice Age, dinosaur diets, reptiles and amphibians, and animal migration.
Wascana Junior Naturalist, Regina
The Wascana Centre offers fall and spring Junior Naturalist programs where children ages 9-13 can connect with nature. The two-hour evening sessions cover topics such as astronomy, insect surveys, seed dispersal, and marsh creatures. For more information and to register call: 306-522-3661 or email email@example.com
Young Explorers Club, Regina
The Young Explorers Club at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum offers 9-12 year olds a fun and educational Friday evening activity. Topics include animals with antlers, pollination, pack animals, and birds: the modern dinosaurs.
Wildernook offers fresh air learning experiences, such as its Nature Grandparenting program, to the greater Saskatoon area.
Young Naturalists, Saskatoon
Saskatoon Young Naturalists offers nature-based programs that are designed for families and open to all ages. Content is geared towards the 5-11 year-old range. Parent/guardian supervision is required. Activities include chickadee pishing, great horned owl ecology, a crocus hike, and a bee house workshop. Space limited; register early to avoid disappointment.
Science Day Camps, Regina
The Saskatchewan Science Centre offers 4- and 5-day camps during February and Spring breaks for ages 6-8 and 9-11. Campers participate in a variety of hands-on activities including science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.
Ecology Day Camps for Kids (Saskatoon)
The College of Education’s Ecology Camps for Kids are offered during February and Easter breaks for kids from 8-11 plus one Junior Leader from 12-17.
Zoo Crew PD Day Camps, Saskatoon
The Saskatoon Zoo Society offers Zoo Crew day camps on the Saskatoon Public and Greater Saskatoon Catholic’s division-wide PD Days. School-age children (5-12 years old) can participate. The camps run from 9 am to 4 pm and include crafts, games, and going behind the scenes at the Zoo to learn about and feed the socialized animals. A three-day camp is offered during the February school break.
Science Summer Camps, Regina
The Saskatchewan Science Centre offers several summer camps for kids ages 6-8 and 9-11. Possible themes include the human body, all things Canadian, and surprises.
Summer Cool Camps, Regina
The Royal Saskatchewan Museum offers 1, 4, and 5-day camps during the summer for kids going into grades 1 to 5. Themes include dinosaurs, wild animals, anthropology, Saskatchewan geography, ecozones, environment, marine life and plants, and the camps include lots of outdoor fun. The Young Explorers Hit the Road Camp for 9-12 year olds includes a road trip to Eastend, SK.
The Saskatoon Zoo Society’s Bio-Bits program is for 7-10 year olds. Participants get to know the zoo animals and enjoy lots of hands-on experiences, crafts, and games.
Kids ages 11-14 in the Saskatoon Zoo Society’s Bio-Explorers program get to know the zoo animals, explore local conservation areas, and enjoy a sleepover at the zoo.
Ecology Camps for Kids, Saskatoon
The main goal of Ecology Camps for Kids is to establish a lifelong passion and reconnect children to the great outdoors through inquiry and experiential learning. They offer full-day, week-long summer camps for kids from 8 to 11 (plus one Junior Leader from ages 12 to 17).
Photos: Ecology Camps for Kids, 2016 EcoFriendly Action Grant recipient
If you are aware of other outdoor nature programs for kids in Saskatchewan, please let us know and we'll add them to the list.