Young Naturalists Boyd (Custom)

MVFN’s Young Naturalists (YN) program is set to begin again for the Winter/Spring sessions. If you are interested in registering a child for this program you are encouraged to register as soon as possible as spaces are filling up quickly. The program is for children age 6 -11 with a keen sense of curiosity for the natural world around them.  For the winter/spring sessions YN will meet one Saturday each month, in February, March, April, May and June, to explore nature themed topics through short lessons, nature walks, scientific demos, crafts and more! Here are the important details:

Meeting place: Mill of Kintail Conservation Area, 2854 Ramsay Concession 8, Mississippi Mills.

Dates: Feb 6, March 5, April 2, May 7, and June 4

Time: 11 am – 12:30 pm (Please note: the 9-10:30 am session is already full).

Cost: $75 per child for all five sessions.

Nature topics planned: February: Food chains, webs, and a snowshoeing adventure!; March: Snow; April: Seeds and Cones; May: Worms; and June: Nature Photography.

Registration: The YN program is filling up quickly this year and registration is on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Program Leader Patty McLaughlin as soon as possible if you would like to register a child in the upcoming sessions. Patty will answer questions and forward application forms and any additional information needed for participants.

Contact Patty McLaughlin at

Photo 1: An MVFN Young Naturalists snowshoeing ‘adventure’ at Mill of Kintail. Photo Brenda Boyd