Junior Naturalist

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Event Details

Date(s): Saturday, October 23, 2021
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Cost: FREE, Vehicle Entry Fee Required

Venue: Independence Lake
3200 Jennings Rd, Whitmore Lake
Region: Whitmore Lake

COVID Precautions

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Environment: Unknown
Mask Status: Unspecified -
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Regardless of event restrictions, we recommend all individuals age 2+ wear a mask at indoor events or at outdoor events when distancing is not possible.

Note: We started adding this session to events on September 25. Not all events have it listed yet.

Event Description

Junior Naturalist is a free nature learning series for youth ages 7- 11. Parks Naturalist Kelsey will lead a hikes and teach nature skills. Kids receive a badge for each completed program and after 4 programs, will be certified as Junior Naturalists and receive a prize.

Super Survival Day

Join naturalists Elle Bogle, Kelsey Dehring, and Shawn Severance for a morning of survivalist fun. Kelsey will instruct participants in how to prepare a proper backpack and what to include for a day trip or a weekend adventure then hike to the woods and learn how to build shelters. Elle will demonstrate what goes into building a fire, how to gather the right materials, and how to correctly build and extinguish it. Shawn will demonstrate cordage making. Space is limited to 18 kids.

This program is free, but vehicle entry to Independence Lake is required ($6/day for county residents, $10/day for non-residents or annual pass – $30/resident, $45/non-resident). Pre-registration is required. To register your child, visit

Contact Information
Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation

  • Categories: Animals/Nature, Camps, Classes, Fitness, Parks, Sport, Swim, Team Sports
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