Our Teen Naturalist program will be for children in 9th-12th grade who are interested in pursing environmental related careers or may wish to become Master Naturalists one day and volunteer with local organizations. This program will be more volunteer and citizen science based.
Our Teen Naturalist Program will be geared towards children who are in 9th-12th Grade (approximate ages 14-17 yrs old). This program is drop off and teens who drive may bring themselves to class.
There are only 7 openings for this program (currently 2 are filled)!
Full year payment option: $216 for the year / Sibling discount $196 ($20 discount)
*A $36 discount
½ semester payment option: $112 Fall, $140 Spring / Sibling discount $103 Fall, $129 Spring
We are still determining where we wil lbe holding class next year. Most likely we will be meeting in the Tonto National Forest near Mesa.
We will meet every other Friday from 4 pm - 6 pm for 18 weeks. You can view the calendar here.
Each class will be a bit different since our citizen science and stewardship projects will vary. Many of the topics will compliment each other.
Teens will also be encouraged to attend fieldtrips. These will be about every other month and should be free or very inexpensive. Fieldtrip locations will mostly be to college labs like the UofA Dendrochronology Lab, ASU Lichen Herbarium, ASU Biomimicry Center.
In addition they will also be encouraged to attend online webinars and/or in person lectures with the teacher. We will have follow up discussions afterwards. Some of the organizations include Phoenix Zoo Conservation Speakers, Phoenix Audubon, Desert Botanical Gardens, North American Invasive Species Management Association, etc.
Topics coming soon....
Mrs. Kathy will be the ECO Steward for this program. You can learn more about here.
Registration is now open, please complete this form (or click register now) and send your payment. We currently have 3 spots remaining. Once spots are full we will take down the registration form.
We will be offering drop in classes throughout the year if you don't make it into the yearly program.